WATCH: Utah throws ill-advised forward pass on kick return, allows safety
Utah, leading 14-13 over Arizona State on Saturday night, was in a position to add to its lead on a kick return. Instead, a head-scratcher of a play cost the Utes their lead.
On a botched kick return in the third quarter, which looked like it started off as a trick play, Utah’s freshman kick returner Britain Covey threw a forward pass into the end zone. According to the referees, that’s a safety in college football.
Utah, that was not ideal. http://t.co/w5oj2KqrFqArticle continues below ...
— ESPN (@espn) October 18, 2015
The weird play gave Arizona State the lead, 15-14, and put the ball back in the hands of the Sun Devils.
Utah’s blunder became even stranger when the referee signaled something totally not the call for a safety.
Since when is this the signal for a safety? I'm oddly intrigued by this ref now. Dude is chill pic.twitter.com/EPbKmWrzuS
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 18, 2015