Gamecocks QB, Army LB Crush Umps
Saturday was a rough day for two football umpires separated by several time zones.
First there was Jim Eckl, who got run over by South Carolina QB Connor Shaw during the Gamecocks’ 31-17 win over Clemson.
Then there was Matt Salas, who was sideswiped by Army LB Geoffery Bacon before ending up on the bottom of a pile of Army and Hawaii players.
Further proof that officials are both arbiters and participants in a dangerous contact sport.