Ohio State’s Devin Smith Makes “Catch Of The Year” In First Game Of 2012 College Football Season (Video)
The 2012-13 college football season just got started, but we’ve already been treated to a couple of plays that will undoubtedly make the end-of-the-year highlight reel.
Last week, of course, we saw a Kent State player return a muffed punt 58 yards the wrong way, which was hilarious on so many levels.
Then, over the weekend, we saw what may very well be the catch of the year at the season opener between Miami University and the still-banned-from-postseason-play Ohio State Buckeyes.
It came early in the second quarter with Miami out to an early 3-0 lead. Quarterback Braxton Miller threw a deep 23-yard pass into the end zone, and receiver Devin Smith leaped up to make a ridiculous one-handed grab for the touchdown—making Urban Meyer and his new spread offense look pretty good.
Take a look:
As you clearly observed, the announcer certainly thought it was a nice catch. It took him, what, two seconds to proclaim it the “catch of the year”?
Of course, I can’t really blame him for the hyperbole. That was a pretty sick catch. And it was just the first of many touchdowns on the day for the Buckeyes, who went on to win by a score of 51-10.