Cheerleader's embarrassing sideline mishap goes viral

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Elizabeth Scott suffered a broken nose. Image: ESPN/Instagram

Always keep your eye on the ball.

That’s the key takeaway from this nasty moment in American college football.

Louisville cheerleader Elizabeth Scott wound up with a broken nose on Tuesday after she was struck by an errant throw while standing on the sideline.

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book opted to throw the ball out of bounds when he couldn’t find an open teammate.

Unfortunately he found Scott’s face:

The cheerleader reeled away in pain as her teammates checked on her, and she later tweeted that she was okay but had a broken nose.

At least she managed to see the funny side.

Book’s erratic night

It wasn’t the only pass of the night that sailed a bit for Book.

He finished 14-of-23 for 193 yards and a touchdown.

He also rushed for 81 yards and a score in the Fighting Irish’s 35-17 win.

I suppose you could add one broken nose to his stat line, too.

With Yahoo Sports