Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Football players, believe it or not, make mistakes on the field. Drops, fumbles, and interceptions happen — it’s part of the game. But some mistakes are pretty inexcusable, and we just saw one of them. In a tightly-contested game between the Horned Frogs and Red Raiders, TTU’s DeAndre Washington scored what was potentially the game-winning touchdown off a 16-yard pass from Davis Webb. However, Washington began celebrating the score prematurely and actually dropped the ball before crossing the goal-line. Here’s a video: Texas Tech had an excessive celebration penalty after the “score” as well, so the Red Raiders had to try to score again from the 16-yard-line. Fortunately for them, they were able to put the ball in the endzone, and keep it there, for the 17-10 lead. But why do we continue to see this happen? It occurred in last week’s NFL opener, and the Honey Badger notoriously did it in the 2011 SEC Championship game — players need to focus on doing things the right way instead of showboating.
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