Check out this incredibly violent hit. Texas Longhorn Marquise Goodwin (No. 84) really laid out UCLA Bruins’ Andrew Abbott (No. 26) in this illegal helmet-to-helmet hit.
It happened with about a minute to go in the first half. Texas was leading 21-7 at the time in the Rose Bowl. It drew a 15-yard penalty.
Now you know why the NFL fines players for helmet-to-helmet contact. There’s no room for that kind of contact in college football either.
I’m hoping Goodwin made a serious mistake and doesn’t believe in taking out his opponent. It’s one thing to deliver a hard tackle or block. It’s quite another to deliver a blow like that one.
Abbott suffered a concussion, so he was out for the game.
Texas went on to win 49-20.