Trailing Utah State by 12 with less than two minutes remaining in the game on Saturday, Colorado State decided to attempt an onside kick. Jared Roberts, the kicker for the Rams, made two mistakes in executing the play. First and foremost, he didn’t kick the ball far enough. As you can see from the video above that Kegs ‘N Eggs shared with us, the ball went about seven yards when it has to go 10. Wait, you weren’t focused on that? I guess that’s understandable.
What likely caught your eye when watching the play was Roberts nearly coming out of his cleats and losing his head. Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty sprinted right toward Roberts as the ball was rolling and decided to completely take him out of the play. Doughty was called for unnecessary on the play, but the only thing that was really uneccesary about it is that it was helmet-to-helmet contact. Aside from that, Roberts learned a very valuable listen — keep your head up when jogging toward 200-plus pound linebackers with a live ball on the ground.
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