Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/19/11

No. 18 USC and No.4 Oregon are battling it out at Autzen Stadium tonight in a pivotal Pac 12 clash, with a berth in the inaugural Pac 12 Championship game on the line for the Ducks (USC cannot play in the postseason due to NCAA sanctions).

With that in mind, expect both teams to try and keep the infractions to a minimum.  Of course that doesn’t mean that the occasional penalty flag won’t be thrown, such as this one was on Oregon center Hroniss Grasu during the second quarter.  The ref signals a holding call on Grasu, only his explanation is a bit, shall we say, unusual.

Apparently the Ducks lineman violated the little know “Bear Hug” rule, as our intrepid official clarifies so humorously for us.  Bonus points for demonstrating what a bear hug actually looks like, for the ignorant and uniformed.

Video follows the jump (via @Jose3030)…

That’s why I love college football—you learn something new every day.

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