Watch USC running back Silas Redd get dragged into the end zone by left tackle Aundrey Walker during Saturday's game against Stanford. The play gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead, but they lost, 21-14.
Yes, teammates often assist a runner in gaining additional yardage and there is no call, but rarely is the infraction this blatant. Rule 9, Section 3, Article 2B states: "The runner shall not grasp a teammate; and no other player of his team shall grasp, push, lift or charge into him to assist him in forward progress."
The infraction is a five-yard penalty.
This was probably Walker's best play of the game. The sophomore likely will lose his starting job this week to freshman Max Tuerk.
USC is no stranger to getting a helping hand around the goal line. Remember the "Bush Push" of 2005? The video is below.
Thanks to Kevin.