Link for 11/23 – Really? This is a penalty?
So this is a new one for me. I didn’t realize if you tried to fool the defense, that was a penalty (watch out Peyton Manning!) There is a rule in College Football against faking a substitution, but the BYU QB clearly was not doing that. In fact, I can’t think of a single good reason this TD should have been called back. Of course, up 31-7, running a trick play is very Bill Belichick. Maybe the officials just felt bad for the other team? I’m fully expecting next week to have a score called back for “stiffing arming in a mean way” or “pumpfaking” or “running too fast while being chased by a Linebacker.”
On a related note – I just posted a video on the blog! Not a link to a video, but the actual video. I’m very pleased with myself. If you do want to see the blog in on youtube, here it is