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:
Ian Book: 13-22, 159 yards, 1 TD, and 1 cheerleader hit pic.twitter.com/zqzZVvUzy3— Barstool Sports (@BarstoolsTweets) September 3, 2019
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.
My broken nose is twitter trending huh— Liz (@Elizabethsc0tt) September 3, 2019
Well my nose is crooked but I'll always have a good story to tell— Liz (@Elizabethsc0tt) September 3, 2019
Me throwing my poms down and walking away after I got hit tonight pic.twitter.com/ViwnQaj5AU— Liz (@Elizabethsc0tt) September 3, 2019
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.