I agree with this, but I would say there has to some additional analysis of this pattern post game that could take the victory away from the team that employs it. It was obvious to everyone it was intentional Saturday. Take the W away or levy an automatic 3 game suspension on players that participate. I was at the Rutgers several years ago when they did the same thing.Rule change:
Player goes out with an injury once, leaves the field, can come back in after being cleared. That can stay the same.
Same player goes out again where play has to stop, he’s done for the game. The stoppage of play is to address possible serious injuries where a player can’t get off the field themselves. If it’s serious enough a player can’t get off the field TWICE they don’t need to be in the game anymore. (For their safety)
When it comes to severity of the injury, there has to be some sort of flop rule. While the player is down, look at one of the many cameras on the field. If the player was walking under his own power and then decided to get down on one knee “injured” call the flop. If the player falls down while not engaged with another player, call the flop.
It’s doable in basketball, it’s doable in soccer, it can be doable in football.
Have to nip that in the bud. It may not be why we lost, but it definitely took the air out of several of our drives and gave the D an advantage.