Noah's arc: Bo Melton hauls in rainbow pass from Vedral for Rutgers TD
All Bo Melton does is score touchdowns. Or so it seems.
It is a big day for Bo’s around college football, apparently.
The Rutgers wide receiver, who is having a breakout season, got Rutgers on the board midway through the third quarter. His sixth touchdown of the year made it a 20-7 lead for Penn State and provided a jolt for a Rutgers offense that was struggling all afternoon.
The senior wide receiver came into the game with 30 catches for 474 yards. Last month, he was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top wide receiver.
Also, this isn’t Melton’s first highlight reel catch this year as he thrived in Sean Gleeson’s offense.
🔥 @getbusy__bo got up
He wins the jump ball and gives @RFootball their first TD of the game pic.twitter.com/wQKH3FksxE
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 5, 2020
On the play, quarterback Noah Vedral scrambled away from pressure, ran to his left and throwing against his body, heaved a pass to Melton who had two Penn State defenders on him. Somehow, the Rutgers wide receiver outjumped both players and came down with the touchdown catch.
It was probably the longest three-yard touchdown pass ever thrown by Vedral, who heaved the ball from the left sideline to the center of the endzone.
It was probably inadvisable from Vedral to make that pass. But considering it was fourth down and Rutgers was down by three scores at home to one of their rivals, it probably was a wise move.