The New Mexico Bowl between the Temple Owls and Wyoming Cowboys may not have been much to write home about, as Temple cruised to an easy 37-15 win, but it did feature one of the crazier plays you will ever see in a college football game.
After going down 21-0, Wyoming drove down the field late in the first half before Brett Smith found Josh Doctson for a touchdown to make it 21-6. On the ensuing extra-point attempt, Wyoming freshman kicker Daniel Sullivan appeared to be off the mark, but the ball proceeded to go off one upright, then off the other, and finally through for a successful kick.
The kick ultimately had no bearing on the game one way or the other, but it is often you see a pinball kick like that in a game. Sullivan didn't have many field goal attempts throughout his first season in Wyoming, but he did make all 29 of his previous extra points.
I'm not sure if Sullivan has a future as an NFL kicker as he only made one field goal from beyond 40 yards this season, but perhaps he can go on the road and be a trick-shot artist. Instead of doing it on a pool table, he can do it with field goal posts.
In all likelihood, however, the kick was nothing more than dumb luck. In fact, I would guess that he couldn't do it again in 100 more attempts even if he tried. I'm sure head coach Dave Christensen would appreciate it if his young kicker never comes that close to missing again, though.
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