It won’t be long before defenders won’t be allowed to touch quarterbacks.
How else can you explain this roughing the passer call in the Texas Bowl? Missouri’s DeMarkus Acy jumped to defend a Sam Ehlinger pass as Ehlinger threw the ball. His momentum carried him into Ehlinger, but it’s clear Acy was not trying to hit Ehlinger.
Alas, he got called for a personal foul by the game’s Pac-12 officiating crew. Take a look.
Don't touch the QB you guys. This is roughing now pic.twitter.com/TjwADEY47V
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 28, 2017
The foul was especially costly for Missouri as the penalty helped lead to a Texas field goal on the drive to extend a 23-16 fourth quarter lead to a 26-16 one. Protecting the quarterback is understandable. But officials have to start using some common sense.
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