Posted August 31, 2012

Video: Kent State player recovers fumbled return and runs the wrong way

NCAAF

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.

Parker advanced the ball 58 yards before he was driven out of bounds by a pair of Tigers, who apparently did not realize that if they had let Parker go, their team would’ve scored a safety.

Here’s the unbelievable video evidence:


9 comments
Steelers7
Steelers7

I believe in college a punt fumble can't be advanced and that was determined - should have finished the story.

Steelers7
Steelers7

the tin soldiers and Nixon coming scared him !!!

necktietight1
necktietight1

Jack Lambert, James Harrison two former defensive players of the year and all pro specialist Joshua Cribbs all came from Kent State.

How many time do you read that a MAC team upsets a Big 10 team (Look out for Ohio U over Penn State tomorrow).

MAC teams receive $1 for ever $300 dollars these team receive for their programs---it is a game of Heart and like David and Goliath,  The big boys do not know what hit them until it is too late.

My favorite game was Div 1AA Appliachian State beating Michigan in the Big House during Lloyd Carr's last year.

FrankP.Beninati
FrankP.Beninati

Best punt return Towson ever had. Give that boy a drug test. Is he Tony Parker's nephew?

knowmoresecrets
knowmoresecrets

"Parker advanced the ball 58 yards before he was driven out of bounds by a pair of Tigers, who apparently did not realize that if they had let Parker go, their team would’ve scored a safety."

 

Apparently someone failed to inform SI of the rules.  Muffed punts cannot be advanced, which is why the ball was spotted where he picked it up, not where he was tackled.  That being the case, even if he made it to the end zone and was tackled it wouldn't have been a safety.  The play was over as soon as he touched the ball.

ThroughTheBlack
ThroughTheBlack

Give the guy some slack! He's from Kent State! Go Zips:-)

Loki
Loki

at least he hung his head in shame and embarassment when informed of what he did instead of trying to blame it on someone else...

kgbkgb1967
kgbkgb1967

As stupid as it was to run the wrong way, it was even more incredibly stupid to actually tackle him and knock him out of bounds.