Clemson OL ejected for uppercut KO

With the third-ranked Clemson Tigers leading N.C. State handily

with about 90 seconds left Thursday night, offensive lineman Isaiah

Battle decided to deliver the knockout punch — literally.

After a clock-eating first-down run for no gain, Battle got face

to face with safety Jarvis Byrd and slipped an uppercut that caught

Byrd right on the chin and sent him somersaulting backwards. Skip

to the 1:40 mark to watch it all unfold:

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Pretty fast hands — Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be proud

— but did he think they were too fast for the human eye to

catch? The refs flagged him, and that was the end of the night for

the sophomore from Brooklyn, who got ejected with

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target="_blank">the Tigers’ 26-14 victory well in hand and

likely will be suspended for next week’s game against … Wake

Forest.

Maybe he’s not so dumb after all.