A kickoff return in a football game is probably one of the most exciting things that can happen. Returns usually only go about 20-30 yards and end in a large mass of people. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. Sometimes the man breaks through and takes it all the way to the house. Sometimes that happens in a bowl. And sometimes, that even happens twice in consecutive plays. That’s where play #5 happened.
How Plays Were Chosen
Y’all know my schpeal by now.
“Returning” the Favor
In the first bowl game for the New Mexico State program in 57 years, the Aggies had just kicked a field goal and were up 3-0. Then they kicked off. Utah State took the kick back to take a 7-3 lead and take some life out of the massive Aggie crowd.
Then they kicked to Jason Huntley.
The speedster took the kickoff back 100 yards and helped rile up the fans, and the team, en route to an overtime victory and a huge victory for Coach Martin and the program.