In the craziest end to a college football game since 2013 when Alabama missed a field goal that was returned for a game-winning touchdown by Auburn, Michigan punter Blake O’Neill flubbed a snap on the game’s final play, causing the football to go airborne, and being retrieved by a Michigan State player for a touchdown and a State 27-23 win.
A successful punt would have surely won the game for the Wolverines, as time was expiring, but the Australian-born punter made a blunder that will be etched in the Michigan/Michigan State rivalry scrapbook for decades to come.
Michigan fans were left in a state of, well, one picture tells the story:
Despite kicking an 80-yard punt, the second longest in Michigan’s history, Michigan fans were quick to berate O’Neill on social media. Tweets varied from “WTF DUDE!” to certifiable death threats.
Go back to Australia @blakewoneill
— Brady Gorman (@bradyg_03) October 17, 2015
Transfer…. Please…. Anywhere @blakewoneill
— Reily Riemersma (@ReilyR24) October 17, 2015
Quit playing football @blakewoneill
— Mitch (@rudyswallows) October 17, 2015
— John Kirkhoff (@KohnJirkhoff) October 17, 2015
@blakewoneill kill yourself you just cost us the game and any chance at a national title go back to austrailia and play soccer you bum!!
— Brandon (@Giantzfan24) October 17, 2015
Hope you know half of Michigan wants to kill you @blakewoneill
— Nassib Habhab (@HabhabNassib) October 17, 2015
Don’t go to school on Monday @blakewoneill
— logan wiest (@LoganWiest) October 17, 2015
Stay classy, Michigan.