Statistics don't tell the entire story of Domanick Davis' success as a special teams returner. Through two games, he has 186 yards on kickoffs and punts. But if you factor in his two nullified touchdown punt returns, Davis could add another 163 yards to that total.
An illegal block called on LSU wiped out Davis' 82-yard scoring return against The Citadel. The same infraction cost him an 81-yard touchdown against Virginia Tech the previous Sunday.
But despite the difficulties the Tigers have encountered, Davis maintains a positive attitude. His two rushing touchdowns helped LSU post a 35-10 win Saturday night.
Q: What was it like on the sidelines after your punt return got called back?
A: We were still motivated but a few people were upset. You've got to look forward to the next play. You can't be down about something that happened. You've got to put it behind you.
Q: You still have to feel pretty confident about your own skills although you don't have a lot to show for it.
A: I'm real excited. I'm still returning them – that's two for 80-something yards that got called back. But I did it. Everybody's seen it. But it got called back and it just doesn't count.
Q: Do you feel like you need to go out to the coin toss the next time and talk to the refs?
A: Something, man. I don't know what's going on. We'll get it straight though.
Q: When you crossed the goal line, were you thinking: "I hope there's not a flag back there"?A: I was thinking that but…I could hear the crowd. They were cheering and then it was like "awwww" and I knew what it was.