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First Call: Schooner crash, great onside kick, Duquesne running back pushes the pile

Tim Benz
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The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner is carried off the field after it tipped over during a celebratory run following a Sooner touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
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The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner flipped over during a touchdown celebration on the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virgina in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
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The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner makes a run following a Sooner touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

We start Monday with a “First Call” featuring a Sooner Schooner skid. One of the toughest runs you’ll ever see. And a creative onside kick.


Oh, those onside kicks

Onside kicks are getting fun again.

Cam Sutton made a great play on one for the Steelers last week in Los Angeles. The Buffalo Bills returned one for a touchdown Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. And check out this gem from the Ohio University Bobcats Saturday.

Tied at 24 in the second quarter, Ohio kicker Michael Farkas booted the ball right off the head of Kent State wide receiver Isaac Vance.

Apparently, that was on purpose and Farkas has done this before.

Ohio went on to win 45-38. “MACtion” at its finest.


Coming in hot

Not much went wrong for the Oklahoma Sooners during their football game Saturday. They pounded West Virginia, 52-14.

As far as the pregame, though? Eh, that got a little dicey for the Oklahoma Sooner Schooner.

Does it make me a horrible person that my first reaction when I saw that was, “Are the horses ok?”

It probably does. But it turns out they were fine. As were the humans.


Bye-bye Booth

Clemson freshman Andrew Booth threw a punch during the Tigers’ 45-10 win against Louisville Saturday.

He got ejected for it.

And if that wasn’t enough, head coach Dabo Swinney exacted some supplemental discipline of his own.

While the rest of the team flew home from the game, Swinney forced the freshman to ride the manager’s bus back home. That’s a seven-hour trip.


Kapelmaster the Colonial

Robert Morris goalie Justin Kapelmaster continued his standout start to his Colonials career this weekend.

The Ferris State transfer pitched a 43-save shutout Sunday in West Point against Army. RMU won 3-0.

After stopping 109-of-112 shots to start his season, Kapelmaster dropped a 4-1 decision to the Black Knights on Saturday. But he bounced back effectively in the second half of the series.

RMU is now 3-1 in Atlantic Hockey Association play. They are 3-3 overall.


Move the pile!

Duquesne running back A.J. Hines is a bowling ball.

With 4,271 yards under his belt in his career on the Bluff, the 225-pound senior has picked up some yardage after contact.

But maybe not like this.

Take another look at that run against Sacred Heart Saturday.

It went for 22 yards. But that pile started at the 37. Hines didn’t go down until the 24. So Hines moved the whole pile 13 yards before he went down.

Hines wound up with 142 yards. Duquesne won 20-6.

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