Over the weekend, the Division III Ithaca Bombers took on Salisbury University in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl. I don’t know what that is, but they seemed pretty excited about it. Especially since Ithaca scored 20 fourth quarter points to beat Salisbury 27-17.
However, that’s not why we’re here today.
We’re here because, as Ithaca’s web site explains…
Salisbury broke off 11- and 9-yard runs to increase its lead to 17-7 with 9:12 on the clock in the third quarter.
A bizarre string of calls spotted the ensuing kick-off for Salisbury at the Ithaca 10, which set up an onside kick option. Ithaca recovered at the 2-yard line to set up a grueling attempt to march 98 yards for a potential score.”
Yep, you read that right. Salisbury kicked off from the Ithaca 10-yard-line.
Considering they were kicking off 10 yards from their opponent’s end zone I can see why they went for an onside kick. If they had recovered it would have been an automatic touchdown. It didn’t work out that way, but at least they didn’t let Ithaca recover it in the end zone or the kick would have resulted in a head-scratching 10-yard loss.
You really have to see this to believe it…
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Naturally, people on Twitter also could not believe their eyes…
Even ESPN got in on the action…
Unlike Patriots fans, the man who shot the video, Daniel Ciolek, did give them permission. And who can blame him?
H/T The Big Lead