Could one punch change football?

Originally Published: September 9, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Nearly a week has passed since Oregon's LeGarrette Blount used his gloved right fist as a numbing agent for Byron Hout's jaw. Blount didn't know it, but in the terrifying few moments it took for the sucker punch to drop Boise State's Hout to the blue artificial turf, his major-college playing career was finished.

The punkification of college football continues, and it won't end with Blount's right cross. This time, it was a taunt and small shove by Hout that triggered the punch. Next ...

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