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Video: Kent State player recovers fumbled return and runs the wrong way
Sports Illustrated ^ | August 30, 2012

Posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Exhibit A that college football teams do need exhibition games?

In Kent State’s season opener against Towson, both teams committed stupendously boneheaded acts on the same play. Late in the first half, the Golden Flashes were forced to punt. The ball became live after it grazed the Tigers return man, whereupon Kent State sophomore Andre Parker eagerly scooped up the pigskin inside the Towson 10-yard line … and proceeded to run toward his own end of the field.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: chat; collegefootball; football; kentstate; ncaa; oops; sports
A brief interruption from the Debate chatter.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like something Obama would do.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ConservativeStatement

This crap happens when you don’t upgrade your GPS unit.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 9:10:09 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: pallis
Sounds like the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Kentucky had a 13-7 lead over Clemson with only a minute left in the game, but Clemson was threatening to score. A Kentucky player intercepted the ball at the 5-yard line, but instead of taking a knee to allow his team to run out the clock, he tried to run straight up the middle and fumbled the ball. Clemson recovered, scored a touchdown, and won the game 14-13.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 9:18:38 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: pallis
Sounds like something Obama Biden would do.

There, all fixed.

Cheers!

5 posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, it was dumb to run the wrong way for 58 yards but way more dumb to tackle the guy.

Maybe there is something to these brain injuries in football.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 9:35:08 PM PDT by deltanine
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To: deltanine
Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings (arguably among the best all time-NFL front fours) did the same thing back in the mid '60s.

If you were to judge him by his entire NFL career, he'd probably be in the HOF.

That one gaffe is probably what's keeping him out.

7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:12 PM PDT by daler
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To: ConservativeStatement

Shades of Jim Marshall.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator; daler

That play is on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eBrb00pdGw


9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:44:11 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

What’s so funny is that he’s looking back the whole time, clearly he should have seen his own players telling him to turn around, and then once he gets in the endzone, he immediately throws the ball away.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:46:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Musketeer

LOL. Recalculating....


11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:51:36 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: dfwgator

I swear it looks like one of his own teammates is trying to set up the wall for him, of course going the wrong way.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:52:28 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who was the receiver who fumbled the ball?

Hint: He was better known as a quarterback.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:52:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

I checked the game summary and the last prior score was a 45-yd fumble return by Carl Eller.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196410250sfo.htm


14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m hearing from my sources Jerry Jones is on the phone to his agent.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:55:01 PM PDT by Dysart (Borrowed, spent and wasted --Paul Ryan)
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To: dfwgator

Billy Kilmer? I only know (if that is correct) because of the last post I sent you.

:-)


16 posted on 08/30/2012 9:55:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Actually later in the game, Marshall forced a fumble to seal the victory for the Vikes.

It’s a travesty he’s not in the HoF.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 9:56:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

On a muffed punt, isn’t the ball dead? As in, it can’t be advanced after recovery, but it can be run in the wrong direction?


18 posted on 08/30/2012 9:59:51 PM PDT by Figment
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To: dfwgator

He should be in the Hall. Did a fan die at the Vikings’ game tonight in Houston?


19 posted on 08/30/2012 10:00:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Figment

This is what I found:

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/30/kent-state-player-recovers-muffed-punt-runs-the-wrong-way/


20 posted on 08/30/2012 10:01:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Man Falls To Death During Texans-Vikings Game
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/08/30/man-falls-to-death-during-texans-vikings-game/


21 posted on 08/30/2012 10:04:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sliding down an escalator under the influence of alcohol.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 10:05:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Oddly, at the Coca-Cola Gate.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 10:11:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

That was somewhere in the back of my old, addled mind


24 posted on 08/31/2012 12:31:43 AM PDT by Figment
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To: ConservativeStatement

Saw this hi-light...and thought about Jim Marshall’s wrong way fumble return many years ago.

Even more funny....the other team had two guys running down the field to tackle the Kent St player...hey he was gonna score a TD for YOUR team


25 posted on 08/31/2012 2:34:03 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I went to Kent State in the late 80s. I believe the football team won a single game during my entire time at the school.

That a player would run the wrong way and score for the other team is no surprise.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 2:47:27 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: ConservativeStatement

EVEN WORSE: THE OTHER TEAM TACKLED HIM!!!!!

Why not let him take it back for a safety? Just get behind him and make sure he doesn’t turn around. I mean he was only 25 yards from a safety.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 4:05:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There’s a long history of this sort of thing. For many years Roy “Wrongway” Riegels of CalBerkely wrong way run in the 1929 Rose Bowl was considered the most famous..or infamous. At one point in the game , Riegels playing defense, picked up a fumble by a Tech player, got turned around, and began running towards his own goal. He was tackled at the three yard line after finally stopping and realizing his mistake. Cal chose to punt the ball rather than risk a fumble. The punt was blocked for a safety. Cal ended up losing the game to Georgia Tech by one point.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:11 AM PDT by driftless2
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