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Mizzou just got this TD taken away for excessive celebration and Damarea Crockett got penalized 15 yards. pic.twitter.com/ORdiAyFj7Q
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 2, 2017
Missouri running back Damarea Crockett broke free from the Missouri State defense and sprinted 73 yards for the touchdown to put Mizzou up 54-35 in the third quarter. BUT WAIT! The side judge called Crockett's dive into the endzone "excessive celebration" and took the score away.
According to the NCAA rule, any action deemed “very demonstrative” or “taunting” before a player crosses the goal line will nullify the touchdown and add a 15-yard penalty from the spot of the foul. This is absurd.
Instead of the touchdown, Missouri had to settle for a field goal. It probably won't materially affect the outcome of the game, but come on. Let the kid play.