and about the legal hit on Georgai QB
The NCAA rule on hitting a defenseless player states:
ARTICLE 14. A defenseless player is one who because his physical position
and focus of concentration is especially vulnerable to injury. Examples of
defenseless players are:
a. A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass.
b. A receiver whose focus is on catching a pass.
c. A kicker in the act of or just after kicking a ball.
d. A kick returner whose focus is on catching or recovering a kick in the
e. A player on the ground at the end of a play.
f. A player obviously out of the play.
True enough, Murray was making only a half-hearted effort to pursue the play. Dial was in essence getting a free, legal shot at the quarterback. But was Murray really defenseless, or was he not paying attention to his surroundings?
At the moment of impact, Dial lowers his shoulder, delivers the hit, and drives his forearm through the block. It’s a vicious – and legal – hit. Legal hit