You could watch a thousand more football games and not see another one that ended the way Temple-Massachusetts did on Saturday. The Owls, favored by 10 and looking for their first 3-0 start since 2010, gave up what appeared to be the game-winning touchdown to UMass’ Jamal Wilson with 1:20 left in the game.
But Temple’s Praise Martin-Oguike blocked the extra point and Stephaun Marshall scooped it up. About to be tackled, he lateraled it to Will Hayes (who said postgame he yelled for Marshall to throw it to him).
Hayes scored. Instead of a 24-20 deficit, Temple was down just 23-22. Now the Owls would only need a field goal to win the game instead of a touchdown. Smart thinking; a lot of people don’t even know you can run back a blocked extra point. Read more »