there was an fascinating aura throughout the Missouri soccer program for many years basically boiling all of the means down to bizarre issues will happen to this staff. It’s solely a matter of when chaos ensues. In right this second’s version of batshit loopy Southeastern convention soccer, we acquired here across a deal with discipline for a punter extends from Mizzou’s house in Columbia to St. Louis, over a hundred miles away. It’s a little bit of an exaggeration, however solely a bit. And the officers calling a deal with discipline half the measurement of the current-Me State screwed the Tigers out of their biggest probability to win.
Missouri’s protection performed lights out for lots of Saturday’s SEC East recreation in direction of Kentucky, with essential bowl eligibility implications. Wildcats quarterback Will Levis is a consensus prime-10 choose in subsequent 12 months’s NFL Draft and is at worst the third-highest rated participant at his place for draft scouts behind Bryce youthful and C.J. Stroud. He seemed pedestrian in direction of Missouri, a credit rating to how good the Tigers’ protection has been for rather a lot of of the season. After the MU protection compelled a Kentucky punt to current the ball again to its offense late inside the sport, the weirdest software of roughing the kicker I’ve ever seen came about.
Kentucky’s prolonged snapper heaved the ball by way of his legs to this point over the pinnacle of Wildcats’ punter Colin Goodfellow that he needed to frantically dash over 20 yards to choose up the fumble. Miraculously, he did beat any Missouri play to the ball. And had a break up second to level round and boot it away to not give the Tigers’ first-and-purpose to start their subsequent drive. As Goodfellow neatly does so, he’s blasted by Missouri’s Will Norris, and a penalty flag is kind of immediately thrown for roughing the kicker.
Was the hit brutal? constructive. It’s additionally soccer and if Goodfellow is that fragile, Norris made the right transfer to take him out. The ball would’ve popped unfastened and a simple touchdown would’ve come the Tigers’ means. however by some means, the punter is a protected participant 37 yards behind the road of scrimmage. I by no means knew deal with containers had been that huge! subsequent time Josh Allen scrambles away from strain and is about to be sacked, why doesn’t he kick it? It’ll be roughing the passer by this considering.
Missouri’s offense solely scored 17 factors and didn’t by itself play effectively ample to win the sport. you will have the selection to’t win most SEC video games going 2-thirteen on third down. however dammit, MU acquired screwed on this one. And full disclosure — I used to cowl Missouri for three years as a consequence of the hometown every day newspaper’s beat reporter. I referred to as out Mizzou for something they did fallacious and nonetheless would right this second. This one’s indefensible, and Tigers’ followers have every purpose to be pissed.