You know you are taking a pounding as a running back if you get hit so hard that the decal sticker on your helmet flies off. Such was the case for Minnesota tailback Donnell Kirkwood on Saturday after he received a punishing blow from a Northwestern Wildcats defender.
The play occurred during the second quarter on a second-and-five play from the Gophers' own 46-yard line.
The announcers confessed that they had never seen anything like it before. Yeah, neither have I. But there's a first for everything! Minnesota lost the game 21-13.