Poll: Which call was worse in the Maryland-FIU game?
Don Brown, Maryland’s defensive coordinator, wanted to make clear his thoughts on the personal foul penalty called on Terrapins defensive back Kenny Tate in the first quarter of Saturday's 42-28 win over Florida International. On second and 10 from the Maryland 25, FIU quarterback Wes Carroll threw incomplete down field to Jon Faucher. Tate collided with Faucher to break up the pass. Some of Tate’s helmet may have touched Faucher’s upper chest or arm area; it was unclear on replay. Tate was flagged, FIU got a first down at the Maryland 12 and eventually scored a touchdown.
“That call is atrocious,” Brown said. “Atrocious. I’m disappointed with it. And you negate a great play by a guy who is doing things the right way.”
But there was another controversial call. In the second quarter, Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott ran 56 yards for a touchdown and was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for excessive celebration.
Personally, I thought the Scott penalty was worse, but it was not as costly for the Terrapins.
| September 29, 2010; 11:36 AM ET
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