Deshawn Pace gets penalty for dirty play on Jameson Williams
Cincinnati linebacker Deshawn Pace was penalized during the fourth quarter of Friday’s College Football Playoff semifinal game against Alabama for a weak move.
Pace was in coverage on a 2nd-and-10 play by Bama’s offense at the Bearcats 27. Bryce Young completed a pass to Jameson Williams, who took it for a gain of 17.
Pace was trying to pry the ball loose and cause a fumble, but his efforts went nowhere. Frustrated, Pace knocked Williams’ helmet off.
Bryce Young to Jameson Williams for 17 yards + some free penalty yards! 👍 pic.twitter.com/UmtLdKSD5B
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The penalty was for 15 yards and put Bama at the Cincinnati four. The Tide scored a touchdown a few plays later to extend their lead to 24-6.
That’s just a stupid, dirty play by Pace and very clearly the result of a frustrated player acting out.