Austin Peay may have executed the worst punt of the season
Saturday was just not Austin Peay’s day.
Not only did Pitt and Austin Peay agree to shave 10 minutes off the second half of Saturday’s game after the Panthers built a 42-0 lead at halftime (playing just 10 minutes in the third and fourth quarters), but special teams play wasn’t great near the end of the contest, either.
Late in the fourth quarter and backed up against their own end zone, Austin Peay sent on the punt team on a 4th-and-13 situation. But sophomore punter Cole Deeds bobbled the snap, regained control of the football and then attempted to kick the ball while on the run.
That didn’t end well. Deeds’ punt went directly into a Pitt defender and credited the Panthers with a blocked kick. Three plays later, Pitt scored a touchdown, increasing the lead to 55-0.
Amazing punt right here in the Pitt/Austin Peay game: pic.twitter.com/HVAaSEU36W
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) September 12, 2020
It was just a rough day for Austin Peay all around.
Pitt won the game by the score 55-0 and improved to 1-0 on the season. The Governors, on the other hand, are now 0-2 on the year.