Summed up in a single GIF featuring A&M’s beast WR, Mike Evans.
I confess I don’t watch much college football. Hooking all 5 digits into someone’s facemask and trying to rip off their head isn’t against the rules?
From the 2011-12 NCAA rule book:
Helmet and Face Mask Fouls
ARTICLE 8. a. No player shall continuously contact an opponent’s helmet
(including the face mask) with hand(s) or arm(s) (Exception: By or against the
b. No player shall grasp and then twist, turn or pull the face mask, chin strap
or any helmet opening of an opponent. It is not a foul if the face mask, chin
strap or helmet opening is not grasped and then twisted, turned or pulled.
When in question, it is a foul.
In this case Guy,the SJ must have seen that the runner clearly did NOT grasp and then twist, turn, or pull the face mask. Contact with the face mask is not a foul if the hand does not close around it.
edalovrich, I’d say that the SJ missed the blatant grab and twist / turn. That said, the defender was so out of position, the receiver could have just exhaled and it would have resulted in the same look.
No foul because he didn’t grab, twist, or turn.
I disagree. It looks to me like he did just that.
“twist, turn, or pull “
Defender looking downfield at the start of the play. Ends up with head bouncing off the turf. Single point of contact between defender and WR is the face mask. How does that happen without a “twist, turn, or pull”?
Again this is just beating a dead horse as I could care less about college ball, but c’mon…
Congratulations Mr. Football!
If there is some type of accolade, award, or notable recognition for men’s collegiate football players, then I believe Mr. Football should place at least within the top ten for such consideration.
But again: well done, Mr. Football!
If he had closed his fingers, it would be a penalty because he would have “grasped.” But using the palm is perfectly legal, otherwise stiffarms would be illegal.
You can’t see that his fingers didn’t grasp, and I can’t see that his fingers did grasp. What I do see is that the defenders head is first pushed down and then bent back up in an un-natural way where the back of his helmet is almost touching the name on the back of the jersey. That secondary movement, when the receivers fingers are still in the face guard is what makes me believe it was grasped and pulled and twisted.
Come on Jed - clearly a dirty play.
Dudes, it’s playing on repeat. He’s clearly grasping. Dirty play.