Joe Montana's Son Turns the Ball over by Spiking the Ball on 4th Down

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2014

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There are certain things, like spiking the football, that you just don't do on fourth down. You would think that of all people, Joe Montana's son—Tulane quarterback Nick Montana—would know that.

With his team out of timeouts and the clock winding down near the end of the first half of Tulane's game against Central Florida on Saturday, the senior quarterback spiked the football. However, the spike came on fourth down, which meant that the Green Wave had turned the ball over on downs.

Obviously, Montana was in a tough spot. The only thing he really could have done was take a shot at the end zone.

The Green Wave may not have been able to call a play that quickly, but the attempt likely wouldn't have been as embarrassing as spiking the ball on fourth down.