LSU Fake Punt Touchdown Run Called Back On Dubious “Taunting” Penalty (Video)
October 8 / Lorenzo Arguello / SportsGrid
So far LSU has dominated Florida today. It looked like the Tigers were going to jump ahead 21-0 in the 1st quarter when Les Miles called for what was at the time a successful fake punt resulting in a touchdown run by punter Brad Wing.
The score was called back for taunting, though. The new rule calls for live-ball penalties being assessed from the spot of the foul, negating an eventual score. As you can see on the replay, Wing spread his arms out as he approached the goal line, thus incurring the 15-yard penalty. We're of the opinion that "spreading your wings" shouldn't qualify as taunting. Nonetheless, LSU would settle for a field goal.