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A College Football Player Recovered a Fumble on Thurs. and Then Ran Toward the Wrong End Zone!


Yesterday was only the first day of the football season and we may already have our funniest highlight.

Kent State linebacker Andre Parker recovered a fumble during the final seconds of the first half against Towson. It was a muffed punt, and Parker was in the right place at the right time. He was also in perfect position to score a touchdown, as he was just yards away from the end zone when he got his hands on the ball. There's only one problem: Parker picked up the ball and ran the wrong way.

Yup, it happened:

Now luckily he didn't make it all the way and was tackled by the other team. But actually, that didn't matter much: the play was ruled dead where Parker recovered the ball. Deadspin explains:

It turns out the whole play was called off and the referees concluded they should have ... called the play dead. They ended up placing the ball at Towson's 7 yard line, meaning in one play both teams and the referees screwed up in some rather big way.

Welcome to football season!

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