FCS assistant delivers cheap shot to opposing player running out of bounds
A Youngstown State assistant may be in for some disciplinary action following an incident on Saturday when he lowered a shoulder against a Northern Iowa player running out of bounds after a big gain.
It was big play from Panthers’ wide receiver Quan Hampton, who was a key threat throughout the game, and by early in the fourth quarter had five catches for 74 yards, including a long of 26 yards. What was more shocking than the initial incident was there didn’t appear to be a flag thrown on the play, as the officials nearest the play to mark the yardage did not call a penalty.
It was the Penguins’ first home game since November 2019, as YSU and the Missouri Valley Conference pushed the season back to spring and are playing eight conference games. Four of them are set for Stambaugh Stadium, with the first against the Northern Iowa. The home crowd was expected to have a capacity of 3,600 fans, according to WKBN.
The Panthers appear to be getting the last laugh against the Penguins and that assistant as they led 21-0 with less than eight minutes to play in the game. They’ve been fueled by 15 fourth-quarter points thanks to two touchdowns from RB Dom Williams.
— UNI Football (@UNIFootball) February 27, 2021