Kick returns down 20 percent in 1st year of fair catch rule
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team automatic possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. NCAA figures provided to the AP show kick return men in the Football Bowl Subdivision made a fair catch on about 1 of every 10 kickoffs they received between the goal line and 25. About 41 percent of kicks were returned this season. That figure was 51 percent in 2017.
Watch : Memphis WR Tony Pollard Ties NCAA Kickoff Return Touchdown Record . Pollard is now tied with Tyron Carrier, CJ Spiller and Rashaad Penny for the NCAA record . The touchdown vs. Wake Forest was his first return TD of the season.
WR Josh Huff can't be stopped on this electric 98 - yard kickoff return TD , setting up QB Carson Wentz successful 2-point scramble! The Minnesota Vikings take
Since he stepped foot onto the field for the Memphis Tigers, junior wide receiver Tony Pollard has been an explosive return man. He demonstrated that again on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, which tied an NCAA record.
Midway through the second quarter, after Wake Forest drilled a field goal to cut Memphis’ lead to 21-10, Pollard answered immediately with the explosiveness everyone has grown accustomed to over the years.
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Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey proved Monday night against the Saints that he can run, catch and throw. McCaffrey showed off his arm in the first quarter, throwing a 50-yard touchdown pass to Chris Manhertz. The score gave Carolina a 7–0 lead, before New Orleans added a field goal to make it 7–3. CMC as QB! (via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/4H5ebIK9h6— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 18, 2018 McCaffrey started the game with a nine-yard run in the first quarter of Monday night's game to break the franchise's single-season record for yards from scrimmage.
Tony Pollard 's seventh career kickoff return touchdown ties the NCAA FBS record held by Tyron Carrier, CJ Spiller and Rashaad Penny. University of Memphis kickoff returner Tony Pollard runs back a 95 yards kickoff return against Temple during a 34-27 victory at Liberty Bowl Memorial
Memphis KR Tony Pollard 's 7 career returns for a touchdown - Продолжительность: 6:47 TigerSportsReport- Memphis Tigers on Rivals.com 32 796 просмотров. Desean Jackson Punt Return Touchdown vs Giants - Продолжительность: 3:03 Justin Krapf 2 019 889 просмотров.
You want touchdowns??? We got touchdowns on kickoffs!!!
Tony Pollard ties the NCAA record for kickoffs returned for touchdowns!
Wake Forest: 10
2Q: 11:04— Birmingham Bowl (@Birmingham_Bowl)
Pollard’s kickoff return makes him the fourth player in NCAA history to return seven career kickoffs for a touchdown. The junior joins C.J. Spiller, Rashaad Penny and Tyron Carrier atop the NCAA leaderboard.
There’s still time left in this game for Pollard to take his shot at NCAA history. One thing is for certain, his talents are going to draw plenty of attention from NFL teams.
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Watch: Joe Burrow destroyed on block after throwing 93-yard pick-six.
The UCF Knights already had a lead over the LSU Tigers in the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl when Brandon Moore took Joe Burrow to the house on a pick-six. Brandon Moore picks off Joe Burrow and returns it for a 93 yard TD! Burrow got cracked during the return! #UCF #FiestaBowl pic.twitter.com/PcNzlqYZ8S — #NobodyDied (@ftbeard_17) January 1, 2019 On the play, Joey Connors absolutely laid out Burrow on a block, too, adding insult to injury. Joe Burrow got hit like this on the return. Ed O is furious. pic.twitter.