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by: Esteban On  Friday, November 14, 2014

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College football fans (and sports bloggers) have been blessed with an overabundance of hilariously awful fake punts this year. So when I say this Cal fake punt attempt against USC last night might be the most hilariously awful yet, that’s saying something.

Yes, that Arkansas State fake punt was terrible. I mean, Jesus, they had a guy fake his own death. But the play wasn’t poorly executed. It was just poorly conceived.

The Cal fake punt attempt last night? That was poorly executed. Trailing USC 28-2 in the second quarter, the Golden Bears were wise to try to spark a rally with a fake punt, and the fake punt they attempted was pretty standard fare. Unfortunately, punter Cole Leininger just sucked so bad. He did this weird knee-up thing, then threw a sad, weak pass to nobody without even moving his feet.

Take a look:

The funny thing is that Cal actually did end up making a game of it. They scored a touchdown with 1:36 left in the game that made it 38-30. So if the fake punt hadn’t been so pathetic, they might have actually won the game.

Hat Tip – [Larry Brown Sports]



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