Video: It’s always a good idea to use a motorcycle in your new uniform reveal
Division II Angelo State (Texas) unveiled new black uniforms on Monday, and decided the best way to reveal those new uniforms to the team was to assemble them on the field, and then have someone drive to them on a motorcycle, rip off a trench coat, and stand there in his black and blue glory. Like an extremely scaled down version of Batman or something.
Angelo State, nicknamed the Rams, usually goes with a knockoff of the St. Louis Rams for its visual presentation.
A black alternate makes sense, if only because it’s 2014 and seemingly everyone needs a black alternate, but pairing black with yellow would contrast much more effectively than blue on black.
Inside the locker room after Arizona’s “Hill Mary”
In case you missed it, Arizona had without a doubt the most dramatic win of the weekend (west of Tallahassee, at least), rallying from a 31-13 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat California on a 47-yard heave from Anu Solomon to Austin Hill. Final score: Arizona 49, California 45. They’re calling it the “Hill Mary” in Tucson.
The scene inside the locker room was about what you’d expect, but by far my favorite part of this video is Willie Wildcat on a knee hanging on Rich Rod’s every word.
Here’s a new trick for your next highlight video
Here’s a new trick for you video creators. If you’re not one of those, enjoy this Matrix-like touchdown pass by Arkansas’ Brandon Allen, which our videographer here says was taken on an iPhone 6 using the new slo-mo feature.
Video: You’ve never seen a game end quite like this
Texas Lutheran defeated Louisiana College 38-32 on Saturday after the Bulldogs fended off Louisiana College as the Wildcats marched to the five-yard line with 6.9 seconds to play. How they got there, though, is wild.
When our play-by-play man on the scene throws in the line of , “Correct interpretation of the rules hasn’t really been a mantra of the game,” it makes me feel like we need to see the entire game.
Unfortunately for Louisiana College, a poorly timed miscommunication had doomed the Wildcats whether or not head coach Dennis Dunn ran on the field.
“We were out of timeouts… (Quarterback Easton Melancon) was running up to spike it, and it was fourth down,” Dunn said following the game. “We could not spike it at that point. I was just trying to get his attention to not spike it. He was gonna spike it and game over. It was an end of the game situation where you practice those things, but you never think they’re going to come back to bite you.”
Watch the final sequence play out here, with comments from Dunn.
Mississippi State center explains stomping on LSU defenders. We good here?
Saturday night was an incredible one for Dan Mullen and Mississippi State. Maybe Mullen’s best in his six seasons in Starkville. His Bulldogs outclassed LSU in every phase of the game, racking up an unheard of 570 yards at night in Death Valley, as Mississippi State powered to a n0t-nearly-as-close-as-the-final-score 34-29 win. He called an incredible game.
The only downer of the night (other than the final three minutes, which Mullen said took 7-10 years off his life) were two plays by Bulldogs center Dillon Day, who stomped on Tigers defenders in the aftermath of two plays.
See for yourself below:
Today, Day released an explanation, and it appears he will not face punishment. His explanation was retweeted by a member of Mississippi State’s sports information staff. Day’s explanation sounds sincere – or, at least, at sounds as if Day sincerely believes his explanation – but he’s not the only lineman that faces a similar situation throughout the course of a game.
Read Day’s explanation below.