Ohio State TE Gee Scott Jr. gets costly penalty for headbutting opponent
Ohio State tight end Gee Scott Jr. was called for a brutal penalty during Saturday’s game against rival Michigan after headbutting an opponent.
Scott caught a pass that was going to give the Buckeyes 15 yards and the ball in field goal range. But the junior tight end delivered a vicious headbutt after the play.
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) November 26, 2022
A holding and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (TE Gee Scott Jr. headbutt) on the #Buckeyes put Ohio State in a 1st-and-35.
OSU gains 30 yards back, thanks to back-to-back C.J. Stroud completions, but elects to punt on 4th-and-5 (which became 4th-and-10 after a false start). pic.twitter.com/jI4DvxzLtE
— Andy Backstrom (@andybackstrom) November 26, 2022
That headbutt plus a holding call pushed Ohio State back to a 1st-and-35 situation. The Buckeyes were able to gain back most of the yards, but they lined up to punt in a 4th-and-5 situation from the Wolverines’ 43. They ended up punting after a false start pushed them back to a 4th-and-10 near midfield.
Ohio State was in a good position to put up some points if not for the penalties. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day was not pleased.
Ohio State picking up penalty after penalty.
Big drive for Michigan with a chance to go up two scores. pic.twitter.com/w2N0KL93LD
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 26, 2022
The Buckeyes were trailing 24-20 at that point, so they could have used the points.