North Texas QB Distracted, Fumbles Snap After RB Vomits
College football's bowl season never ceases to amaze, and it delivered again during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
I'm not talking about how exciting the game was or how Army came away with a 38-31 overtime victory over the University of North Texas.
No, I'm talking about Mean Green running back Jeffrey Wilson.
Late in the first half, North Texas was driving in Black Knight territory. Down 10, the Mean Green were looking for a late strike to cut the deficit to a one-score ballgame. That's when misfortune, distraction and impulsion took over.
North Texas quarterback Alec Morris stepped back in the shotgun, but he never received the snap. Instead, lined up to his left, Wilson began vomiting violently. Naturally, Morris looked over to check on his teammate, both out of care and utter shock that Wilson actually threw up on the football field.
Morris never saw the snap coming.
Before the next play, Wilson vomited again. Morris wasn't distracted this time, and the Mean Green somehow still finished the drive with a touchdown to trail by only three points at halftime (24-21).
Any teammate violently vomiting is enough to set your own stomach back and ruin a drive's momentum, but Wilson was a trooper and remained in the game, and Morris kept his composure and led his team to the end zone.
Still, this incident gives the nickname "Mean Green" a whole new meaning.