Sonny Dykes wonders if Northwestern faked injuries to slow the tempo
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Sunday September 01, 2013
Northwestern capitalized on two interception returns for touchdowns in the second half and defeated Cal 44-30 in Berkeley on Saturday night.
Despite playing with a true freshman quarterback, Cal had 99 offensive snaps. Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and Sonny Dykes, however, weren’t able to get into a rhythm because of a ton of injuries to Northwestern players.
Following the game, Dykes said, “It affected it a lot. It was just unusual. It seemed like every time we got a first down, they would have an injury. I hadn’t seen that. Didn’t expect to see that. I was disappointed we saw that, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
When asked if he thought Northwestern players were faking injuries to slow the tempo, Dykes said, “Ahh, you know. Probably better that I don’t say.”
The two teams finished with a combined 1056 yards of total offense.
Here is more from Dykes.