Florida A&M’s odds had been lengthy earlier than the Rattlers arrived in Arkansas to face the Razorbacks. A self-inflicted error made it even harder.
The Rattlers, an FCS college, wore unlawful uniforms in the recreation at Conflict Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The penalty is a misplaced timeout at the starting of every quarter during which unlawful uniforms are worn.
Florida A&M didn’t change, so the Rattlers misplaced 4 of their six out there timeouts with out taking a snap.
The rule in query is -four.5-b, which says the numbers on the jersey should distinction the base coloration of the jersey. Florida A&M’s white-on-white look was deemed unlawful.
The college’s athletic director mentioned they had been unaware of the rule. Florida A&M wore these identical uniforms for each highway recreation final season and was by no means penalized.
“It’s a rule we in all probability ought to have recognized, frankly,” AD Milton Overton told the Tallahassee Democrat.
“Nevertheless the rule modified two years in the past round the identical time we bought the jerseys. We performed all final 12 months — the official (Thursday) introduced it to our consideration.”
Arkansas received the recreation 49-7.