Cal can’t even get pick-six right

The news worth celebrating was that Cal defensive back Michael
Lowe had intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown.

You’re not supposed to do showy things when you score
touchdowns in college football, but this was Michael Lowe’s
time to get his shine on, teammates be damned.

So he flipped himself into the end zone and got a 15-yard
unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

The bad news was that none of that really happened.

Lowe was ruled down by contact shortly after the interception,
meaning anything occurring between that and the next snap
doesn’t count.

Except for penalties.

You might think wiping off a touchdown would also wipe off all
its accessory events, such as yardage and penalties. But you can be
flagged for dead-ball personal fouls, meaning Michael Lowe must
really be feeling like a dunce right now.