Texas Lutheran University converts bizarre field goal

Footballs sit along the sideline of Kyle Field before the start of an NCAA college football game between Ole Miss and Texas A&M Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
AP Photo/Sam Craft

Division III Texas Lutheran University pulled off one of the stranger special teams plays that you’ll see during the team’s 37-0 win over Belhaven University Saturday night. In most instances when a kick is blocked and doesn’t go past the line of scrimmage, the kicking team will attempt to pick up the football and run as they still have the opportunity to advance the ball.

That wasn’t the case for Texas Lutheran kicker Tyler Hopkins, who quickly kicked the ball again before two Belhaven defenders arrived. After minutes of deliberation the officials decided that the second kick was legal, giving Texas Lutheran three points on the scoreboard.

UPDATE: According to Yahoo Sports the kick should not have counted, and TLU should have been assessed a penalty for illegal kicking.

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