Norvell made it known he takes his hat and sunglasses off when he talks “to grown-ups,” his team’s 43-35 two-overtime loss to Coach Prime and company was highlighted by a number of egregious hits and questionable plays.
Specifically, the play that left Colorado’s Travis Hunter injured after an incredibly late hit on the sidelines from Henry Blackburn drew massive backlash from fans.
Here’s a look at the hit:
Henry Blackburn has been assessed a personal offense for the late hit he made on Travis Hunter. pic.twitter.com/0avKi1erLU
— ESPN (@espn) September 17, 2023
Hunter will miss some time because of the injury. The college football community had a lot to say. The defenders and officials were all destroyed by Hunter.
How is it that he has not been kicked out??
— DietrickOG 🥤#GhostDiet (@DietrickOG) September 17, 2023
If there’s a targeting rule that allows immediate removal of a player for operating outside the acceptable level of violence in football, how is that hit not included? This guy watched the swamp kings documentary and thought it was an instruction manual for playing safety in…
— Ryan Lundquist (@GingerzilLaw) September 17, 2023
Nice program ya got there over at csu….
— Bobby 🎲 (@Sportsfanbobby) September 17, 2023
He walks like he’s some badass. Cheap shot and he thinks he’s a man. He should be forced to sit for as long as the TH misses.
— KJSanchelli (@stats_keeper) September 17, 2023
Oh nah, 11 wasn't even there for football. That's a professional hitman.
— Trix (@sony_trix) September 17, 2023
This should result in a permanent suspension. I haven't seen a hit this dirty in a while.
— Virile (@str8fromva1) September 17, 2023