Eastern Michigan kicks off from opponent’s 20-yard line

What happens when you have three dead ball penalties after a touchdown? A kickoff from the other 20-yard line, of course.

After a pick-six gave Eastern Michigan a 34–6 lead over Charlotte in the third quarter on Saturday, the penalties forced the school to move all the way up, nearly to the end zone, to kick. The Egales decided to go for an onside kick, being so close, but were unsuccessful.

My hasty attempt to figure out the last time this happened tells me this has not been done many times before.

– Kenny Ducey

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