I don’t know about you, but there have been a lot of awful fake punts this season in college football. From botched snaps to getting stuffed at the line to fumbles, it just seemed to be one problem after another for teams who attempted a little trickery.
The trend continued in Monday night’s Music City Bowl.
Trailing Ole Miss by six points in the second quarter, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets decided they’d pull the rabbit out of their hat and attempt to execute a fake punt.
Facing a 4th and 11, punter Sean Poole took the snap and for a brief moment seemingly looked down field, just to see if anybody was sitting completely wide open. They weren’t, so Poole did what anybody else facing a rush of defenders would do – run.
For a brief moment, it looked as if Poole had a crease and would easily secure the first down but that bastard turf monster struck, sending him back to the bench with one of the most embarrassing fake punts ever seen.
It proved to be a relatively costly moment as Georgia Tech ended up losing to Ole Miss, 25-17.
H/T Bleacher Report