Benches clear in BYU, Coastal Carolina game after cheap shot to QB Zach Wilson
The end of the first half in the BYU-Coastal Carolina game was certainly eventful.
The half ended with Cougars QB Zach Wilson tossing up a Hail Mary to the end zone, which was then intercepted.
During the return, a couple Coastal Carolina defenders turned to Wilson to block him. No harm, no foul, until they drove him into the turf. And then did it again. And then again.
Thus, the benches clearing for a halftime meeting of sorts. Here’s the play with Wilson:
This would explain why the BYU bench was upset⬇️
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 6, 2020
Referees and coaches were able to separate the sides without much more of a further incident. The play will likely be reviewed at halftime and penalties could still be handed out.
As for the game itself, BYU is taking a 14-13 lead to the break. Both teams are running the ball exceptionally well.
Fans and media had a few comments on the situation with Wilson at halftime:
BYU and Coastal benches have cleared. This is start of an incredibly heated brand-new rivalry.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) December 6, 2020
Legal in a tag match as long as the exiting wrestler is making his way in the direction of their corner pic.twitter.com/URUXcja7wV
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) December 6, 2020
Coastal Carolina with the dirty play on Wilson 🤦🏽♂️ not how the game is played
— Latu Heimuli (@latuheimuli) December 6, 2020
Mood when Coastal and BYU benches cleared. pic.twitter.com/ITFlqEyXLv
— CJ Ashley (@CJ_Ashley77) December 6, 2020
🚨 BENCHES CLEARED🚨
Sidelines empty at the end of the first half between BYU and Coastal Carolina.
Coastal defenders excessively blocking BYU QB Zach Wilson on the ground following an interception at the end of the half caused some heated words between the two.
— Caleb Jones (@calebjsports) December 6, 2020
Love seeing benches clear at halftime of BYU vs Coastal. Once again, how electric.
— Jake Garcia (@garcia13_jake) December 6, 2020
BYU AND COASTAL CAROLINA CLEARING BENCHES! Lol LETS GO!!!
— Hunter (@hunterdavis_80) December 6, 2020