It’s fall, the weather is becoming more brisk, leaves are falling from trees and football is back. Those are just some of the things that make fall the best season of the year. One thing that makes fall a terrible time of the year is the numerous hits that sideline players for a long period of time. Some hits don’t actually injure players for the long-term, but they are just flat-out dirty. This hit by a Texas Longhorns‘ wide out Mike Davis falls under the latter category.
As you can see, the hit was unwarranted, late and extremely low. It’s hits like these that can break players legs and end up keeping players out for long periods of time. I understand that sometimes wide receivers use the chop block to keep defenders out of the play, but when the guy is just walking, looking at the play with no threat to stop it possible, you have to stay away from a cheap-shot like this.
In case you missed the game on Thursday night, the Longhorns won a very controversial Big 12 game against the Iowa State Cyclones in which the referees missed a fumble in one of the final plays of the game that would have given the Cyclones a win. However, the Longhorns held onto the ball, scored a touchdown and won 31-30.
Cyclone coach Paul Rhoads was not happy with the way his team had a win stolen from them by the referees, but if he saw this, he would have been even more irate.
What an ugly game.