And before I continue, no, you can’t advance a muffed punt. In any direction.
Be that as it may, that didn’t stop Kent State’s Andre Parker from trying. To set the scene, a punt grazed a Towson player. Parker then proceeded to pick up the muffed punt and run with it. In the opposite direction. And, bless his heart, he made it quite a ways before he was tackled by a pair of Towson defenders.
Why Parker was tackled remains as much a mystery as Parker’s actual decision to pick up a muffed punt and run it in the opposite direction but daggumit college football is back!
Since no words can really ever do this series of events justice, you can just view the video HERE.
Kent State would go on to beat Towson 41-21.
(Also, the punt was returned to the Towson 7-yard line where it belonged.)