More trickery: Rutgers reaches the end zone after fooling Ohio State on punt return
Traveling to Columbus to battle the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights pulled out all the stops.
After relying on a direct snap to junior running back Isaih Pacheco and a backward pass to redshirt sophomore left tackle Raiqwon O’Neal for their first touchdown of the night in the third quarter, Rutgers broke out some more trickery for a score in the fourth quarter, this time on special teams.
RUTGERS IS PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS.
Trick play punt return TD 😱 pic.twitter.com/OvMALS4zx7
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 8, 2020
Junior defensive back Avery Young fielded redshirt senior Drue Chrisman’s punt and lateraled the football across the field to senior wide receiver Bo Melton, who took it the necessary 58 yards to the end zone.
The Scarlet Knights are in the first year of head coach Greg Schiano’s second stint at the helm of the program.
Between his two head coaching stops in Piscataway, Schiano spent three seasons (2016-18) on then-head coach Urban Meyer’s staff as the Buckeyes’ associate head coach/defensive coordinator.
Despite the excitement Rutgers provided, Ohio State won the game, 49-27, improving to 7-0 all-time against the Scarlet Knights.