The Washington Huskies decided to punt at Oregon State’s 40-yard line in the first quarter on Saturday night in Seattle. To say the decision backfired would be kind.
The snap went well over the head of punter Race Porter, who raced back to inside Washington’s 15-yard line before picking up the ball, and then still attempting a punt. The punt was blocked by the Beavers, and then the ball rolled all over the field again. Eventually, Oregon State’s Jaydon Grant picked up the ball, and then ran it into the end zone for a touchdown.
It’s nearly impossible to properly describe this play, so just see it for yourself (and perhaps while listening to Yakety Sax):
Um, wow, Washington. This is what you get for trying to punt at the opponent's 40-yard line. pic.twitter.com/DqqXuakprc
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 15, 2020
Not sure if I can describe the punt Washington botched against Oregon State without a five part podcast
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 15, 2020
Ah, Pac-12 after dark.