It was bad enough for the LSU Tigers to lose to the Wisconsin Badgers in heartbreaking fashion but OL Josh Boutte’s cheap shot might have been even worse.
Down 16-14 with just over a minute left, LSU quarterback Brandon Harris rolled to evade a tackler and went looking for a receiver in Badgers territory. Unfortuntely for him, he found D’Cota Dixon, who plays for Wisconsin. Dixon intercepted the ball as he was falling to the ground so by rule he was down and the play was over. Dixon then got up and started running to celebrate with his Wisconsin teammates and, either out of frustration or a lack of understanding about the rules, Boutte drilled him.
After that the two teams got into it and Boutte was ejected due to a personal foul. By rule, that also means he’ll miss the first half of LSU’s next game against Jacksonville State.
Josh Boutte is ejected. He'll miss the first half of the next game, I believe. #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 3, 2016
The Badgers closed out the game afterward, feeling good about their ability to stave off the Tigers in the end. Wisconsin had jumped out to a 13-0 lead but LSU almost took the game back. Instead, the Tigers let their emotions get the better of them.