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."
Superfan and Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin's second game of his Saturday college football doubleheader took place in Durham, N.C., where Stanford took on Duke. The Cardinal rolled to a 44-14 victory behind Heisman candidate Andrew Luck.
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Loyalty no longer exists in big-time college football and that's a shame because Jim Harbaugh owes a lot to Stanford.
In November 2005, Harbaugh was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after running a stop sign in Encinitas, Calif. Harbaugh, coach of the Division I-AA San Diego Toreros at the time, was being mentioned as a candidate for several major-college level jobs that were expected to open that fall, including San Diego State.
Harbaugh screwed up and he knew it.
"The police were doing their jobs," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I feel I've had a lifetime of good social decision-making. This was a bad one. I'll vow right here and now it will never happen again. People who know me know this is not an indication of my character."
It would take another year before Division I-A teams would come calling. There was Iowa State, North Texas and Tulane. All took a look and passed. Then came Stanford, which had fired Walt Harris after a disastrous 1-11 season. Athletic director Bob Bowlsby took a chance and gave Harbaugh his big break in December 2006.