Florida State coach Willie Taggart believes Virginia Tech intentionally faked injuries to slow down the Seminoles’ tempo during their game on Monday Night.
“It happened too often so it’s hard not to [believe that the injuries were faked]” Taggart said, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson.
Each time a Virginia Tech defensive player was slow to get up after big plays, Florida Sate fans booed loudly in disapproval.
“Going into the game we were severely concerned about our ability to handle the humidity and the weather, just coming from our climate,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. “We had some issues with it throughout the game. At halftime numerous guys getting IVs and getting treatment so they could finish out the game.”
Fuente also responded to Taggart’s claims.
“My answer is we had numerous issues with cramping and guys battling through bumps and bruises and nicks and things they were fighting through.”
“Well it is what it is, I guess it’s part of football now,” Taggart said. “That’s all I can say.”