Monday's Fouhy on Sports is a rapid fire look at some of the more “interesting” football stories from the past weekend.
And we’ll start with Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Faced with a fourth and two this weekend against Eastern Kentucky, Louisville coach Charlie Strong sends the punt team on the field, but Bridgewater waves them off! That’s right, the quarterback was trying to send them back to the sidelines. Afterward, Coach Strong said, “I told him to get off the field, we have enough coaches on the staff.”
Two, the Arkansas State football team decided to wear dark gray uniforms against Auburn this weekend but the team violated an NCAA rule that states, “Uniforms have to be contrasting in color.” Because Auburn was wearing dark blue, the fashion faux pas cost the Red Wolves two 15 yard penalties to start each half. Arkansas State lost to Auburn, 38-9.
Three, in San Francisco; faced with a third and six, 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambles and runs out of bounds. But he gets tackled late out of bounds by Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews. But the officials botch the call. Instead of moving the Niners closer to the goal line, San Francisco ends up with another third and six from exactly the same spot as the previous play. Fortunately, it didn’t affect the outcome. The 49ers scored on the next play and went on to beat Green Bay.
Four, In Buffalo, a handful of Bills' fans decided to wear prison-like orange jumpsuits bearing the name of former Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is currently incarcerated on murder charges.
The group figured they’d show the Patriots just what they thought of the team’s former tight end. Chalk it up to a “what not to do” when I go to my next NFL game!
Five, More college football: Late Saturday night, the Washington State Cougars head into the L.A. Coliseum and beat the highly favored USC Trojans 10 to 7.
For perspective, USC has won 38 conference titles, while the Cougars have just four championships in nearly a hundred years! The Cougs won just one conference game a year ago in Mike Leach’s first season in Pullman! Great news for ASU fans!
And finally, the Texas Longhorns have had a long, hard weekend! 15th ranked Texas traveled to BYU Saturday night and got trounced! The Cougars beat the Longhorns 40 to 21, rushing for 55 yards. That’s the most rushing yards Texas has ever allowed in a single game.
The result: Texas coach Mack Brown fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz! Talk about putting your job on the line!
Now that’s some Fouhy on Sports!
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