Sports TCU and SMU scuffle after Mustangs' attempt to plant flag at midfield
College football Week 2 overreactions: Oregon a lock for the playoff, Michigan is a Big Ten contender
It was another eventful college football weekend. It's important to not put too much stock into the results. Here are five overreactions from Week 2.That's a dangerous proposition when there are 11 more weeks and the unpredictable nature of the sport has already been on full display this season. Almost half of the preseason Top 25 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll has already lost a game. There are more to come.
TCU and SMU have played 100 college football games in their history and the winner walks away with the Iron Skillet.
On Saturday in Fort Worth, SMU kept the trophy in their possession with a 42-34 victory. Tanner Mordecai threw four touchdown passes and Ulysses Bentley IV ran for 153 yards and a touchdown as the Mustangs moved to 4-0.
But while the game was certainly entertaining with over 1,000 yards combined in total offense, what happened after the final gun was more interesting.
Ben Woodfinden: Trudeau's hollow progressivism behind refusal to raise federal flags
Even though Parliament’s flag and other federal flags have been at half-mast since May, Justin Trudeau only outlined during the English leaders debate when it they would go back up. The process itself, involving consultation with as yet unnamed Indigenous leaders is vague, and what should be a serious decision by serious leaders has been politicized by the prime minister. The flags need to go back up. Federal flags were lowered May 30 to mark the finding of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Lately, some road teams that score impressive victories have taken the team flag and planted it on the home team's logo. (Remember Baker Mayfield doing this against Ohio State in 2017?)
And then SMU CB Brandon Crossley takes the flag back to midfield and plants it on the TCU logo.
Some TCU players rush back to the logo, the flag breaks and it’s returned to SMU.
Just rivalry things:— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt)
SMU wide receiver Rashee Rice tried the same trick Saturday, but was instead met by members of the TCU team, who quickly got that player off the logo. SMU cornerback Brandon Crossley then took the flag and planted it, leading to TCU players again going to defend their turf.
Clemson football fans beg Clemson fans to stop a certain Tigers cheer
Some younger Clemson fans hold up a paw hand gesture, and other Clemson fans hate it. It's likened to what some consider the lamentable "woo-hoo."What was supposed to resemble the famous tiger paw was seen as an "arthritic hand gesture" to at least one observer on Twitter.
During the scuffle, the flag broke and SMU took the remains of it back.
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Pac-12 football coach Nick Rolovich seeking religious exemption from vaccine mandate, according to mentor .
Ex-Hawaii and NFL coach June Jones said he has advised the Washington State coach to get vaccinated, but Nick Rolovich is seeking exemption instead.Jones told this to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday night as Rolovich faces an Oct. 18 deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get approved for an exemption, according to the mandate for Washington state employees. If he doesn’t meet those requirements, Rolovich could lose his job, risking a once-promising career.