Tag:Jeremy Reeves
Posted on: October 9, 2010 3:55 pm

Texas Tech shows us how not to run an onside kick

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas Tech was able to walk away with a 45-38 win against Baylor in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, but not before they took some time out of their busy schedule to teach us all how to not execute an onside kick.  To set the scene, it was early in the first quarter when the Red Raiders had just scored on a 10-yard run from Eric Stephens to tie the score at 7-7.  I guess since it was so painfully obvious that defense was not going to be played in this game, Tommy Tuberville decided to try an onside kick.

That's when this happened.

Yes, that's right, Raiders hands team.  You're on the hands team so you can just stand there and stare at a live ball at your feet and allow Baylor's Terrance Ganoway to pick it up and take it to the house.  Brilliant.

The greatest part of all this?  The same thing happened to Texas Tech in their game against Iowa State last week when Jeremy Reeves returned an onside kick 42 yards for a touchdown to ice the game late in the fourth quarter.

So maybe Tuberville and the Raiders should stick to kicking deep.

Video courtesy of Fox Sports South
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