The ejections of Jefferson and Richardson brought the NFL’s 2017 total to 15, the most in a single season since at least 2001.
Bennett cut off Jefferson’s interview with reporters in the locker room and angrily dismissed them.
“The man was disrespected,” Bennett said. “People threw food on him. He’s not an animal, he’s a human being, so get out of here. How would you like it if one of your kids was playing sports and somebody threw beer on him? Exactly. So don’t come in with that s— then.”
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU — Sutton, a 6-4, 216-pound junior often overlooked as one of the nation’s most talented receivers, went over 1,000 yards for the season with six catches for 107 yards in SMU’s wild 41-38 win over Tulane. Sutton has just 62 catches this season, but for 1,017 yards and 12 touchdowns.
James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State — The 6-1, 205-pound Washington continued his stellar senior season with eight catches for 106 yards and a touchdown against the Jayhawks. Washington has 69 receptions for an eye-popping 1,423 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
USC actually opened as the favorite in this one, before the line ended up closing at Oklahoma -3. Those who took the Sooners after the line movement are still shaking their heads at what happened in the final seconds.
Oklahoma dominated the first 24 minutes, and seemingly justified the fact that the Sooners were an unranked team favored over No. 25 USC in Los Angeles. The Sooners led 59-41 early in the second half and looked like they would run away with a blowout win. The Trojans did fight back, but still trailed 85-78 with less than 30 seconds left.
Roethlisberger completed 44 of 66 passes for 506 yards in the win, while Le’Veon Bell tallied three total touchdowns. Brown registered 213 receiving yards.