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USC RB Curtis McNeal steps on Stanford defender’s face

USC running back Curtis McNeal thought he could be slick and step on a Stanford defender’s face at the end of a play, but the TV cameras, officials, and sports bloggers all caught it.

McNeal had run for about seven yards on USC’s first play from scrimmage to start the second half, and after fighting to try and gain extra yards, he was stood up and pushed back by about three Cardinal defenders. The whistle had blown while McNeal was being stood up by the Stanford gang, but one defender remained tangled with McNeal trying to bring him down.

So how did McNeal react to Barry Browning dragging him down? By sticking a knee in his facemask, and then stepping on his face.

The officials saw the dirty play and flagged McNeal for a personal foul. The 15-yard penalty was from the spot of the foul, so it brought USC back to the 15 and set up a 2nd and 18. They eventually punted.

And for those of you who think we’re biased against USC when we really just focus on posting the most noteworthy content of the day, here’s a video of ex-Bruin Kevin Love stepping on Luis Scola.

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  • SpinMax

    I am biased against USC. So I’ll say that if it were an Ohio St. player stepping on someone’s face, he should be ejected from the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Grotke/1033420387 Jeff Grotke

    you neglect to mention that both of USC”S running backs went out of the game with painful injuries….inflicted in the pile-up. They look like low blow cheap shots to me, especially since both running backs recovered. No reports from USC about injuries, but that is probably what they would say

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7NBKBIWAE7H2CUJHS4M33SDQTM Eliot

    Silas Redd’s injury was the result of getting high-lowed near the sideline, certainly not in the pile-up.