North Texas @ Arkansas

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Statalyzer, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    This is hilarious. UNT is up 17-0. They returned a punt for a TD on a play where the returner just caught the ball and then stood there for a bit and nonchalantly started walking away even though he didn't signal fair catch. Then he took off and scored once everyone on Arkansas had stopped paying attention.
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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
  2. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

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  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Ok Cool. Hook ’Em! Admin


    How could a bunch of pigs miss that?
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  4. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Better them than us, is all I can say.
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  5. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    24-10 in the second quarter. Mean Green has THREEEEEEE picks in the first half. This gruntles me!
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  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Mean Green is expected to fight for their conference title. They are no pushover this year.
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  7. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 500+ Posts

    Nebraska lost to TROY. I would just die.
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  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Halftime 34-10

    This is delicious!!!!

    Go Mean Green!!!
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  9. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    UNT 44
    Ark. 10

    Late 4th Qtr

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  10. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    OMG it's a Arkansas country-*** whippin' in progress, 44-10 late 4th and Mean Green may score again... about to go 3-0 on the year.
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  11. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 500+ Posts

    Sec sec sec.
  12. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    Better than sex.
  13. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

  14. giveemhell

    giveemhell 500+ Posts

    It's borderline erotic... :smile1:
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  15. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

  16. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I see their point, but where is the line between not running upon immediately catching the ball and not? To me he didn't try to trick anyone with some sort of gesture; he just chose to catch the ball and see who was going to hit him. Perhaps they need to move the halo back 5 or 10 yards and say you have to gesture before the leading tackler breaches that mark. If you don't you are fair game.
  17. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Ok, take that punt return for TD away and UNT stills seriously kicks arky's ***!!
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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018
  18. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Stupid. Making a gesture and then running is already illegal. So is trying to fool the other team with a signal.
  19. Mesohorny

    Mesohorny 1,000+ Posts

    Typical. The secsecsec and the pigs cry, and the NCAA kneejerks to appease one of the many mediocre teams in the "Best Conference."
    Wouldn't be surprised if they take away UNT's win for playing by the rules as written.
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  20. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    I can see enacting rules to eliminate that play because if gunners think there is even a small chance he's going to take off like the UNT guy did, they will just blow up the punt receiver, penalty be damned. It'll get somebody hurt.
  21. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Stat, he didn't make a gesture; he just stood there; was surrounded by 3 or 4 Arky players; and then took off running.
  22. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I had to watch it a few times. He raised his arms over his head to catch the ball. The defenders just relaxed and assumed he called for the fair catch. Tricky, almost poor sportsmanship, but since it happened to piggy. I'll let it slide.
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  23. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    To signal a fair catch the receiver must demonstrate the fair catch by waving one arm in the air. Everyone in the world has seen it and agree that he did not signal a fair catch., but most say it was bad sportsmanship (the NCAA has announced that they are not taking any action to prevent this from happening again).
    Clean's point about it happening to the pig people is spot on.
  24. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I know. I'm saying that since faking the fair catch signal is already illegal, there's no reason to try and make a rule to penalize what the North Texas guy did. Since he never signaled fair catch, the coverage guys should have been gunning to clobber him the moment he got the ball. Their fault for not doing this.

    About a decade ago, a Colorado kick return guy tried a similar trick on Texas. He caught the ball in the endzone, stood there for a second, and then casually started walking toward the referee. The difference is we caught onto the fact that he hadn't knelt, and one of our guys ran over and tackled him.
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  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Nothing "unsportsmanlike" about the play. Poorly coached special teams in XNA? Yes.

    Was the intent to deceive? Absolutely, but then football playbooks are full of deception. IT'S PART OF THE GAME!
    1) Trap
    2) tackle trap
    3) TE trap
    4) Onside kick
    5) double pass
    6) reverse/end around
    7) double reverse
    8) flea flicker
    9) the forward pass featuring Slingin' Sammy Baugh to help the Redskins hang 70+ points on the Bears in the NFL Championhship Game.
    10) guard around, aka, fumblerooski Not many are aware that the play was first used by Greenville HS to win a State Championship almost 100 years ago. (Coach Fricke I believe. No, Robert Neyland graduated from GHS prior to that.) Revived multiple times, but most famously in Texas in 1955 State Semi-final playoff game when Norvell Dorsey took the ball for a touchdown on the last play to help Port Neches beat Alice in Alice.

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