We've officially entered that time of year when college football is on almost every day of the week, including Tuesday when the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders took on the Liberty Flames.
However, the talk of this game isn't the Flames 42-35 win; no, it's from an incident that resulted in the referee getting angry after the teams got into a scuffle, and the referee got in the middle of it, thus falling to the ground.
— wow that was crazy (@CowardlyDoggo) October 18, 2023
The play was a punt rolling down the field. However, two players—one from each team—got a bit too heated with one another. As officials typically do, this one got in the middle of them, and during their melee, he fell to the ground and, as you can see, was not pleased with that.
To add to the hilarity, the Flames attempted to manhandle Blue Raiders cornerback and special teams player Emmanuel Mann to push him toward the football to get him to touch it and cause a fumble.
Uh, sure, OK.
Back to the official, though.
After falling to the turf, you can see him get up, stay on one knee, and shout at the players. It looked as if he just made a sack on the quarterback. He was fired up.
As mentioned, the Flames won this one at home, barely edging out the Blue Raiders, who were massive underdogs.
Flames quarterback Kaidon Salter passed for 140 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, adding 160 rushing yards.
Middle Tennessee quarterback Nicholas Vattiato passed for 332 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Next week, the Flames will take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on the road while Middle Tennessee stays on the road against New Mexico State.
The Flames improved to 7-0, while the Blue Raiders dropped to 2-6 in the 2023-24 college football season.
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