The win was a lot of fun for the Cats, but one negative play will have a lingering effect next week. Kash Daniel will have to sit out the first half at Texas A&M as part of the punishment attached to his targeting penalty in the third quarter.
Coach Stoops addressed the penalty in his postgame press conference, telling reporters, “Kash, he’s bummed out with himself. And, again, that’s what I told the team. I felt like we always, early in the week, we talk about whatever the situation’s going to be. Another big game at home and all that. And at times we could handle this situation better than we did tonight. We didn’t handle it quite as good as we did a week ago, in my opinion. So the guy’s got to reign it back in a little bit. There was nothing malicious about that. He didn’t mean to target somebody, it was very, very close, from what I could tell, and so it’s disappointing. But again, teaching moment for us about peel back blocks and all that stuff.”
Daniel was not available for interviews after the game. We can only imagine what he would’ve said. We’ll also have to imagine what he said to Josh Allen as he was ejected because Allen wouldn’t spill the beans.
What did Kash Daniel say to Josh Allen after he was ejected? pic.twitter.com/w7OjyqrTIS
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) September 30, 2018