Texas Longhorns #32 Malcolm Roach takes down Cal Golden Bears Davis #7 Webb for a lost during the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Angry Longhorns threw water bottles onto Cal field over that fumble

Posted September 18th, 2016


The Longhorn v. Cal game on Saturday night was frustrating, to say the least. But the worst part about Texas losing to California 50-43 wasn’t necessarily the loss — it was that last ruling.

At the end of the game, Cal’s Vic Enwere dropped a controversial fumble where the ruling on the field was a touchdown but replay showed he let go of the ball at the 1-yard line. Texas’ Dylan Haines picked up the ball to hand to an official — but not soon enough. It was ruled that there was no immediate recovery so the ball went back to Cal at the 1-yard line and Enwere was able to run out the clock, ultimately leading to Cal’s win.

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Again, frustrating.

After a game that SB Nation described as “a loud, raucous, pleasant environment,” the Longhorns in the stadium couldn’t handle knowing they were set for a loss. So, they started throwing water bottles onto the field before the game was even over.

Sure it might not have been the most sportsmanlike behavior, but at that point who knows if we all wouldn’t have joined them right then and there? Texas fan felt they were wronged — and when it comes to football, they’re not messing around.

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