All that effort for just eight yards?!
As I write this, Wyoming is putting a righteous beating on New Mexico. The Cowboys are up 42–0 at the half and star quarterback Josh Allen has already thrown four touchdowns. So things are going just fine, but I can’t help but feel a little bit bad for Allen.
Early in the second quarter, facing a third-and-9, Allen couldn’t find an open receiver and decided to improvise. The ensuing scramble is too wild to describe in full but it including tip-toeing the sideline, dropping 19 yards behind the line of scrimmage and a front flip. And what did it net him? Eight yards.
After all that, Wyoming had to punt. But New Mexico muffed the punt, Wyoming recovered and scored two plays later. I guess that’s karma.