Bo Melton makes ridiculous catch, races 66 yards for a Rutgers TD
It has been a huge afternoon for Bo Melton, the Rutgers wide receiver with two touchdown catches for the Scarlet Knights against Illinois.
Melton’s second touchdown of the game gave Rutgers a 20-10 lead over Illinois. With 7:43 left in the third quarter, Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral stepped up in the pocket on third-and-10, firing a high pass that Melton tipped up, caught then ran untouched into the endzone for a 66-yard touchdown.
It was tremendous eye-hand coordination from Melton.
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He scores a 66-yard TD for @RFootball after a dime from @Noah11_V pic.twitter.com/XeAoTlRrus
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The catch gave Melton four catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
It was Melton who got Rutgers on the board early, putting the Scarlet Knights up 7-0 in the first quarter. On fourth-and-3, Vedral hit Melton deep for 29 yards. The Rutgers wide receiver was again untouched, showing his speed to give Rutgers an early lead.
A former four-star recruit, Melton came into the Illinois game as Rutgers leading wide receiver this season. He had 15 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the season’s first three games.