Kicking field goals are pretty pedestrian in college football. There’s the random long kick here and there and sometimes some great blocks. However, there may have never been a blocked kick that still got kicked through the uprights before. Division-III Texas Lutheran might have become the first school to ever complete such a play.
It probably helped that the distance was so short or else Hopkins might not have been able to get it back off the bounce and up through the posts.
The Blocked-Bounce Field Goal
The bad news, however, is that the play apparently shouldn’t have counted and an illegal kicking penalty should have been called.
Well, it might not happen again, but at last we will always have this version of it.
This post was originally published on September 17, 2017.