One Nebraska football apparently celebrated the Cornhuskers’ big win over Michigan Saturday a little bit too much. Allegedly.
Just a few hours after the ‘Huskers had returned from Ann Arbor, reserve tight end Trey Foster was pulled over by the Nebraska State Patrol for speeding. The NSP officer smelled alcohol on Foster’s person, and the redshirt freshman was subsequently cited for driving under the influence and minor in possession of alcohol. He was given warning for the speeding violation that led to the initial stop.
Foster was placed in detox before being released.
The football program is aware of the incident, with head coach Bo Pelini saying in a statement that “[w]e have met with Trey and the issue has been handled internally.” What if any punishment Foster could be facing was not divulged.
Foster, who is listed as the No. 4 TE on the depth chart heading into this weekend’s Michigan State game, has played in six games this season, including the win over the Wolverines. He has one reception for nine yards on the year.
Cearly, the folks in Stillwater are living right.
A week after receiving some, uh, fortuitous calls in their 30-27 win over Texas, No. 21 Oklahoma State was the beneficiary of an officiating error that aided the Cowboys in their 36-34 come-from-behind win over Kansas State on Saturday.
The chain crew incorrectly credited the Cowboys with a first down they did not earn during the second quarter Saturday, directly leading to an Oklahoma State touchdown.
That improper touchdown allowed Oklahoma State to pull within 28-20 just before the half, springboarding the Cowboys on to a comeback win. The Wildcats had won 49 in a row when leading at the half until Saturday.
From the conference:
Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson acknowledges improper first-down distance enforcement occurred during Saturday’s K-State at Oklahoma State game. During the second-quarter, with the ball at the K-State 45, OSU was flagged for offensive holding during a 41-yard pass completion. After the 10-yard penalty was marked off, moving the ball back to the OSU 45, the chains were mistakingly set for the yard-to-gain.
“Accurracy and adherence to Conference policies and officiating mechanics are vital to the proper administration of the rules in all games,” said Anderson. “Disciplinary actions will be addressed with both the field officials and chain crew.”
The 50-7 debacle on the field was bad enough, but what happened on the Twittersphere sent Saturday into abject disaster territory for the Texas football program.
There was the Texas Rangers misfire tweet calling for Charlie Strong‘s firing, and then there was freshman defensive back Kris Boyd retweeting a missive appealing for him and fellow freshman Malik Jefferson to transfer to Texas A&M.
Strong was, obviously, displeased.
On Sunday, Boyd issued an apology for his ill-advised retweet.
(image via Dr. Saturday)