Fight! Things get heated between kicker, backup QB after UCF misses go-ahead field goal
Daniel Obarski wasn’t happy when he walked back to the sideline after missing a potential game-winning field goal for UCF in an AAC showdown with Memphis on Saturday. The kicker slammed his helmet into the turf, punched a wall and had to be consoled by teammates after the game.
But things got pretty heated when backup quarterback Quadry Jones walked in Obarski’s direction. Words were exchanged and the two had to be separated in a wild moment after the game.
Because of Obarski’s missed attempt, Memphis held on to a 50-49 win over UCF to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Knights fell to 2-2 with the loss.
Here’s the interaction between Obarski and Jones after the game. It’s unclear what sparked the argument, or what was said to get both players so agitated:
man **WHAT** the hell happened here pic.twitter.com/9obG41vj22
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 17, 2020
Coming into Saturday’s game against Memphis, Obarski had made 4-of-5 field goal attempts and was a perfect 16-of-16 on extra point tries. But the kicker missed a field goal and an extra point against the Tigers, which cost the Knights in a big way.
Even with the frustration, it’s rare to see that kind of outburst on the sidelines.