Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

When in doubt, pretend you’re injured. That’s how Edwin Freeman avoided being caught offside by Cal after the Longhorns linebacker started to head toward the sidelines with the Bears lined up to snap the ball on second-and-goal. Per NCAA rules, Texas burned a timeout for the injury anyway; with the ball at the one yard line, the penalty would have only mattered insofar as it would have given Cal a free play. But Longhorns coaches told Freeman to feign injury, and so he did.

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None of it mattered! Cal scored a touchdown after the timeout anyway.

[Fox]

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