We’re not sure if it was nerves, the flu or if he ate too much free chicken from the title sponsor, but North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson got sick – quite literally – on two consecutive plays near the end of the first half of the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl against Army on Wednesday.
After Wilson’s first refund at the Cotton Bowl, North Texas quarterback Alec Morris was so distracted that the snap went flying past him, resulting in a 13-yard loss for the Mean Green.
Wilson’s second vomit is remarkable in its casualness. Projectile vomit in the middle of the field during a bowl game? No big deal.
In fact, Wilson, Morris and the rest of the North Texas squad shook off the whole episode and scored a touchdown before halftime to narrow Army’s lead to 24-21.
Sick or not, Wilson had himself a game, carrying the ball 20 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, and catching six passes for 46 more yards and another score.
It wasn’t enough for the win, but North Texas, an 11-point underdog, was game in defeat, taking the Black Knights to overtime before eventually losing 38-31.
We hope Wilson is feeling better. We admire the way battled through whatever was ailing him.
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