During the 3rd quarter of Marshall's 37-23 win over Houston, Houston QB Blake Joseph threw deep in the end zone to WR Patrick Edwards. The pass was too deep, and Edwards ran into one of the carts that was holding some equipment for the band. Edwards suffered a compound fracture in his right leg.
The incident raises one incredibly obvious question. What the hell were those carts doing there? That was an accident waiting to happen. For starters, the band is one of the more useless entities in college football. The fact that a player got seriously injured on one of their equipment carts only compounds that point.
I'd be shocked if we don't see a lawsuit out of this. At the very least, Edwards' season is ruined. Worst case scenario, his career is over. It was a tragic but completely preventable injury, and the lack of foresight in this case is simply appalling.
Best wishes to Edwards, and we hope he heals up quickly and completely. Before the injury, he was the 2nd leading freshman WR in the country, and had a promising future. He had 46 receptions for 634 yards this season, including 3 games of 100+ receiving yards, and 4 TD's.