Monday, November 1, 2010

Furman gets a taste of SoCon official’s love of ASU, too

In last week’s Furman/ASU game, heading into the 4th quarter, with Furman down only 8 points,  the Mountaineers fumbled on the Paladin 4 yard line.  The ball bounced into the end zone and as Furman’s Max Lerner dove for the ball, he was hit from behind by Cadet.  The ball hit off Lerner's hand and went out the back of the end zone for an apparent touchback.

However, the linesman flagged Furman for “illegal touching”  -  ruling that Lerner had intentionally knocked the ball out of the end zone. ASU was awarded the ball and first-and-goal at the Paladin 1 yard line. Cadet followed up the by scoring on the next play to give the Mountaineers a 35-20 lead with 9:27 left in the game.