St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin put together one of the most spectacular games you will ever see, leading the Rams to a 38-8 walloping of the Indianapolis Colts. The Rams improved to 4-6 on the season thanks to the win, and the Colts fell to 6-3.
Austin started things off with a 98-yard punt return in which he simply flew past the Indy special teams. Impressive, no? Well, he then followed that play up by hauling in a 57-yard touchdown from Kellen Clemens later in the second quarter. Clearly not satisfied with having only two plays on the highlight reel, Austin then scored on an 81-yard bomb from Clemens at the start of the third quarter. According the the Elias Sports Bureau, Austin is only the third player in NFL history to score three touchdowns of 55 or more yards in a single game.
Which means, of course, that your hero of the game is Kellen Clemens! (Sorry, it’s a tough week to be an Oregon fan, and this is all we’ve got to celebrate.)
The Colts actually outgained the Rams in terms of total yards, but turnover killed any chances Indianapolis had of keeping the game close. Andrew Luck’s fumble in the first quarter was returned for a touchdown by Chris Long, and the normally calm QB wasn’t able to rally after that, throwing three interceptions on the day. Luck didn’t exactly receive much help from his backfield, though, as the Colts gained only 18 yards on the ground.