Watch: College Football Team Kicks Off From Opponent’s 10-Yard Line (Video)
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Or, you know, any day ever.
Over the weekend, an NCAA Division III football game featured one team kicking off from the other team’s 10-yard line.
Think about that for a second. Let it sink in. Try to imagine what the hell that would look like.
The bizarre kickoff came during the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s “Scotty Whitelaw Bowl” between the Ithica College Bombers and the Salisbury University Seagulls. Somehow, after Salisbury scored a touchdown to make it 17-7 with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter, Ithaca was issued a series of penalties that resulted in a 55-yard loss on the ensuing kickoff. Thus, instead of Salisbury kicking off from their own 35, they kicked off from Ithaca’s 10-yard line.
Given the bizarre situation, Salisbury elected to go for an offside kick. Take a look:
Strangest play I’ve ever seen. Kickoff from the receiving team’s 10? That was a lot of flags. Glad to be with @twinmomplus to witness our alma mater @BomberSports 27-17 win over Salisbury in #ECACD3FBFEST #d3fb pic.twitter.com/eeZHXSQSg4
— Daniel Ciolek (@deciolek) November 19, 2017
If Salisbury had successfully recovered the onside kick, they almost surely would have scored another touchdown and cemented a blowout win. However, they did NOT recover the kick. And that’s where the game went from bizarre to absolutely insane.
Ithaca took possession of the ball on their own two-yard line and marched 98 yards down the field over the course of 15 plays, scoring a touchdown to make it 17-14 with 4:03 left in the game. Then they went and scored two more touchdowns in the final four minutes to win the game by a score of 27-17.
Talk about a crazy game.
Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]