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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Houston loses to UCF on heartbreaking fumble at goal line (Video)

There are bad beats and then there’s what happened to Houston on Thursday night.

The Cougars were down 17-6 in the fourth quarter, but backup quarterback Greg Ward Jr. led them on a pair of scoring drives to make it 17-12. He had them in position to go in for the lead in the final minute, but he had the ball punched out of his hands at the goal line for a touchback.

Ward Jr. broke down the left sidelines on a run on 1st-and-goal from the 20 following a 10-yard penalty and looked like he was going to be the hero. Instead, UCF’s Brandon Alexander made the play of the game by knocking out the ball.

Houston Greg Ward fumble

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