Early Celebration Cost Punter A Touchdown

10/9/11 in NCAAF   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Yes you read the headline correctly.

LSU freshman punter Brad Wing was made an example of on the new rule that can take a touchdown off the board for excessive celebration. The rule was implemented in the off season to temper player celebration for touchdowns. It took six weeks into the season for the ruled to be called and on a punter. Who would have thought?

Wing had what would've been a 52-yard, one in a lifetime, TD run erased by an unsportsmanlike conduct call after he held the ball out toward a Florida defender.

According to Steve Shaw, the SEC Supervisor of Football Officials, released a statement about the call during the game."Based on what was seen on the television replays, the LSU player turned towards two Florida players and made a taunting gesture. The rule as stated in the rule book was accurately applied."

                                  

Coach Les Miles felt the same as Steve Shaw did on the situation. Les said "It was absolutely correct. What a great lesson it will be on our guys to have points off. Celebrate? Are you kidding me? "In a big game, where four points is very important we don't do that. It's not something that we're going to do."

 

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10/9/11   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3286 respect

It didn't look all that bad to me. The were just looking for a chance to enforce the new rule.