jimmythegreek Posts:12601 Followers:392
On 01/04/2013 06:47 AM in NCAA Football


The 'one point safety' adds spice to an otherwise dull Fiesta Bowl.

Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY

Sometimes, if you watch enough college football you see something you've never seen before. It's rare, but it happens.

For example, Thursday night's Fiesta Bowl featured a one-point safety, the Halley's Comet of NCAA football rulings.

First, what happened:

In the third quarter, after scoring yet another touchdown, Oregon lined up for an extra-point try looking to push its lead to 32-10. The kick by the Ducks' Alejandro Maldonado was blocked, however… so no points, right?

Wrong. The kick was blocked in the field of play (in front of the end zone) and recovered by a Kansas State player, who then ran the ball into the end zone under his own power and tossed the ball to a teammate, who was tackled in the end zone.

Sure happy this didn't affect the final outcome.

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finance Posts:9343 Followers:230
01/04/2013 10:01 AM

I was going to post something about this too...have to say I didn't know there was such a thing....saw in the paper this morning that it was the first one since 2004 so it's quite rare indeed....

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sharpsquare Posts:3189 Followers:5
01/04/2013 11:17 AM

Had never heard of this before either !

thehitman Posts:3072 Followers:5
01/04/2013 12:41 PM

I only had like pizza money on the game, so I was amused at it.

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marksmoneymakers Posts:29603 Followers:142
01/04/2013 05:25 PM

Crazy. I have never heard of this before. Went to bed early and missed seeing it.