Many who watched Saturday’s showdown between the Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins believed that the later of the two teams had some questionable hits after plays with the bulk of the questionable calls were against UCLA defender Jordan Zumwalt.
“Anthony Barr said he heard (Marcus) Mariota tell refs on Saturday not to call a late hit on Jordan Zumwalt, and to let them play,” as was reported by Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. “Earned him respect.”
After the game, Zumwalt clarified on his actions.
“I was just caught up in the emotion,” Zumwalt told the Los Angeles Times. “It was nothing personal. I wasn’t trying to take shots or trying to celebrate. I was caught in moment.”
Take a look below and decide for yourself:
Editor’s Note: First line has been updated