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ESPN: Blackmon's taunt to be taught as example

Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson spoke with The Oklahoman last week and was asked about Justin Blackmon's infamous detour across the goal line before scoring a 71-yard touchdown against Arizona in the Alamo Bowl. “There's nothing wrong with a player running horizontally, there's no rule that says you always have to be moving vertically on the field,” Anderson said.

Anderson pointed to the fact there could have been a strategic reason for Blackmon's decision to run along the goal line. He also noted that the Biletnikoff winner did not gesture toward his opponent during the play. Well, that ...

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