Big 12: Tyrell Graham
September, 27, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's the kind of penalty that will prompt a lot of throwing of objects around the Houston coaches' offices tomorrow when they watch game films tomorrow morning.
Defensive end Tyrell Graham's was flagged for a costly hands to the face of Texas Tech tackle Terry McDaniel, negating an interception by Houston linebacker Matt Nicholson that would have given the Cougars the ball near the 50.
Replays looked like the jostling between Graham and McDaniel in the pit really wasn't that unusual.
Coming into the game, Houston had been penalized only 23 yards per game to rank second lowest in college football. Graham's penalty moved the Cougars' penalty totals for the game to 74 yards.
None of them was bigger than Graham's.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final North Dakota State 34 Iowa State 14 Final West Virginia 23 2 Alabama 33 Final Louisiana Tech 16 4 Oklahoma 48 Final Samford 14 TCU 48 Final Central Arkansas 35 Texas Tech 42 Final Stephen F. Austin 16 20 Kansas State 55 Final North Texas 7 Texas 38 Final 1 Florida State 37 Oklahoma State 31