Saturday, November 13, 2010
Kansas State patents Fumble-whoops-ki
By David Ubben
Kansas State tried some trickery to get back into its game against Missouri, but it cost the Wildcats three more points and they now trail 31-14 late in the second quarter, a three-possession deficit.
On the first play of its drive after Missouri's scoop-and-score, with the offensive line standing up, quarterback Carson Coffman took the snap and handed it under the legs of running back John Hubert while Coffman faked a play to the opposite side of the field.
Hubert carried the ball to the left after a delay, but was stripped and Missouri cornerback Carl Gettis came up with a recovery, giving the Big 12 its early leader for "Worst play" on Monday's Weekend Rewind here on the Big 12 blog.
The Wildcats went back to regular football on the next drive, but Coffman was sacked again by Aldon Smith, forcing a three-and-out.
This one looks like it's getting out of hand, and if Missouri can hang a few more points on the board on this drive and eat up some clock, it could remove any drama from the fourth quarter.