ICYMI: Third and 93 for Louisiana Tech

So what play do you call on a third and 93?

It’s safe to say no playbook in the world has one. Until Saturday, no one needed one.

Louisiana Tech, with a second and goal at the Mississippi State 6 and trailing, 57-14, turned a bad snap into an 87-yard loss.

The play started when the ball was snapped over the head of Louisiana Tech QB J’Mar Smith. Neither Smith nor Mississippi State DB Maurice Smitherman could grab the ball, which rolled quickly to midfield. State safety C.J. Morgan, in his attempt to recover the ball, kicked it downfield. Wide receiver Cee Jay Powell finally came up with it at the Tech 7.

The 87-yard loss is the most negative play in the FBS since at least 2004, according to ESPN.

The next play? A run by Tech’s Boston Scott for 21 yards. Then a punt.

MSU ended up winning, 57-21.

Another Pac-12 rally

Washington State trailed by 21 points in the fourth quarter to Boise State before rallying to win, 47-44, in triple overtime. The comeback happened less than a week after UCLA rallied past Texas A&M for a 45-44 victory (after trailing 44-10).

Washington State’s Jamal Morrow caught a 22-yard pass and dove across the goal line in the third overtime. Officials reviewed the final play to make sure Morrow remained inbounds as he ran toward the end zone and left his feet near the pylon. It was ruled a touchdown for Washington State (2-0).

To the victor goes the scholarship

Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was an integral player in the Bulldogs’ 20-19 victory at Notre Dame Saturday. Things go better for him after the game when Coach Kirby Smart revealed Blankenship is officially on scholarship.

 

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