A player for a former Nebraska football opponent pulled one of the dirtiest plays of 2023 if not longer. It’s a good thing he didn’t do it against NU.
The dirty move didn’t take place in Memorial Stadium, but when you look at what Brevin Randle did in Louisiana Tech’s game against UTEP, it’s hard to imagine the Bulldogs’ second-leading tackler wasn’t doing some things that would be frowned upon when Randle’s team faced off against Nebraska football.
On Friday night, while LaTech was logging a win against the Miners in the second quarter. Randle first seemed to shove or jump on UTEP offensive lineman Steven Hubbard while Hubbard was already on the ground.
That was bad enough. But after Randle got up, he looked down and stomped on Hubbard. The stomp (with sharp metal cleats as a reminder) seemed to land on part of Hubbard’s helmet and – more conceringly – on the lineman’s neck.
Wherever the stomp struck home, it was clear that it caused the UTEP player quite a bit of pain as he started to flail around in pain. It also appears he was yelling as one video showed several players whipping their heads around to where the dirty play took place.
During the game, it appeared none of the referees saw what happened as Randle was neither penalized, nor removed from the game.
Former Nebraska football opponent suspended indefinitely
The good news is that Randle didn’t completely get away with it. Several people tweeted and retweeted video of the dirty play and the Louisiana Tech player’s actions were bad enough that they apparently got back to his university.
Late Saturday night, LaTech announced that Randle was suspended indefinitely.
“Coach Cumbie and I met with Brevin Randle today and informed him that he has been suspended indefinitely as a result of the incident during last night’s game versus UTEP,” Louisiana Tech athletic director Eric Wood said in a statement released Saturday night. “In speaking with Brevin, he acknowledges that his action was wrong and understands the consequence of that action.”
As a team that went up against Randle and Lousiana Tech earlier this year, Nebraska football fans likely agree that player needs to spend some time off the field.