Football Notebook: Ejections, emergency evacuations make for interesting day at Camp Randall

first_imgA reign of boos descended onto the turf of Camp Randall Stadium late in the third quarter when Derrick Tindal was escorted off the field during Wisconsin’s 28-3 win over Troy Saturday afternoon.Tindal had just been ejected for a targeting penalty and was the second member of the Wisconsin defense to suffer the same fate. Linebacker Leon Jacobs was removed from the game in the first quarter for targeting Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers.Both calls were questionable. Replays showed that Jacobs made contact with Silvers’ chest. Tindall, going at full speed, made contact with a receiver’s neck-area although the receiver lowered his head.Neither player was available for post-game interviews.Head referee Jeffrey Servinski told pool reporter Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal that even after the plays went under review there was forcible contact to the neck or head.In Tindal’s case, Servinski said, “To tell you which [body part] it was, I can’t tell you that, other than they confirmed the foul … If there would not have been contact to the head or neck area, we would have reversed both scenarios.”After the game, players mostly remained quiet about their feelings toward the ejections.UW head coach Paul Chryst said the give should err on the side of player safety.“There’s no doubt that every coach that I know wants to — and this is for all rules, to make this game safer, no question,” Chryst said.Offensive line gets new lookThe UW offensive line underwent another face lift Saturday.Redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi started at right guard for Walker Williams, who suffered an ankle injury during practice this week.Kapoi said the start was validation of all the work he’s put in to get to that spot.“I feel like it’s all paying off, from the day I got here until now,” he said. “It’s a great feeling knowing I can be out there in that starting group.”Another redshirt freshman, Jacob Maxwell, saw the first game action of his career, taking snaps at right tackle for Hayden Biegel.“My confidence after that first drive was pretty good,” Maxwell said. “A little nervous at first, but after that first drive it was good.”Behind them, Wisconsin had its best rushing game of the season. The offensive line paved the way for 212 yards and three rushing touchdowns, and an average of 5.7 yards per carry.“It’s a great feeling we got the run going,” Kapoi said. “There’s always room for improvement and next week we’re going to get those numbers higher and just get back to Wisconsin offense.False AlarmWith about eight minutes left in the game, fire alarms throughout Camp Randall started blaring. A woman’s voice over the loudspeaker encouraged fans to leave.It turned out to be a false alarm, and was a reaction of a sensitive heat-detector near a pizza oven, a UW Atheltics statement said.Here is the entire statement from UW Athletics:During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Wisconsin-Troy football game, a heat detector near the pizza oven in the main kitchen at Camp Randall Stadium caused the stadium’s fire alarm system to activate. UW Athletics staff and UW Police immediately investigated and determined that there was no fire in the stadium. At that point, the alarm system (which was working correctly) was shut off. An announcement was then made in the stadium that no fire existed and that spectators did not need to leave the facility.last_img

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