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Cal coach Sonny Dykes enforces strict TD celebration rule

Cal was able to upset Texas, 50-43, in Week 3, despite a controversial call after Vic Enwere dropped the football one yard short of the goal line. Referees awarded the ball back to the Golden Bears, despite a clear recovery from the Longhorns, and Cal went on to win the game.

Despite coming out on the lucky side of that call, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes has learned his lesson.

Dykes spoke to reporters after the game and made it clear that he will do his best to avoid situations like that in the future. Specifically, Dykes says that his players must hand the ball directly to officials after scoring a touchdown from hear on out.

”I don’t think you’ll see that ever happen again with any of our players,” Dykes said after the game. “Every time we score a touchdown from now on, we will hand the ball directly to an official.”

There seems to be a growing trend in recent weeks with players dropping the ball short of the goal line, but hopefully that will soon end.

All it takes is one careless mistake to hand the game over to your opponents, which Enwere and Dykes nearly found out the hard way.

Cal returns to action next weekend with a road trip to Arizona State.

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Photo Credit: Cal Athletics

  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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