Wofford Fails To Take Knee, Other Team Scores TD [VIDEO]
Wofford kick returner Stephon Shelton forgot to take a knee in the end zone for a touchback. Northern Iowa was able to score a touchdown on the play. Whoops!
This reminds me of the video game, “Tecmo Super Bowl.” There was no way to kneel down in the end zone for a touchback. We would tell kids who were unfamiliar with the game that if you just stayed in the end zone without doing anything, you would be granted a touchback. Of course, this didn’t actually work. The other team would run down and make the tackle in the end zone for a safety or force a fumble to score a touchdown.
It’s as if Northern Iowa pulled the old “Tecmo Super Bowl” trick on Wofford. This was for the FCS Championship. It was a one-possession game at the time also. Northern Iowa was leading 21-14 at the time. The Panthers went on to win 28-21. Unbelievable. Thank goodness I didn’t bet big money on the Wofford Terriers this Saturday. Sheesh.
Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.