by Scott Aberdeen | Top Right News
Oh no, he didn’t.
Yes he did. At 14:34 of the second quarter of the Utah-Oregon NCAA football game on Saturday night, Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay beat the coverage for a big time touchdown. Clay released the ball in celebration. He rejoiced. His team celebrated.
Then Oregon picked up the ball. And scored a touchdown.
What? Two touchdowns on one play?
Yep, because Clay had dropped the ball well short of the goal line — a fumble. There was a period of time in which both teams were celebrating, 100 yards apart. Fans and announcers tried to figure out what had happened.
Both Utah and Oregon think they scored a TD 100 yards apart.
— David Lombardi (@LombardiESPN) November 9, 2014
The replays showed quite clearly what a huge blunder Clay made.
As brutal as it gets: Utah's Kaelin Clay clearly drops ball before scoring, Oregon picks it up and runs it back. https://t.co/vR9JUNnVkj
— Teddy Mitrosilis (@TMitrosilis) November 9, 2014
OUCH! Touchdown Oregon. Utah would have gone up 14-0 on the No. 5 Ducks with the stunning play. Instead it was tied 7-7, and a devastated Utah ended up getting blown out 51-27.
Many people immediately thought of DeShawn Jackson, who did this — more than once — during his time with the NFL’s Eagles…
Turns out the similarities are closer then we thought:
Fun fact: Utah WR Kaelin Clay, who dropped ball before scoring, went to same high school as DeSean Jackson, who's done it multiple times.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 9, 2014
[h/t Bleacher Report]