There’s nothing better for a defensive player than to be able to not only recover a fumble, but to scoop it up and take it in for a score. On the flipside, there’s nothing worse for a defensive player than to scoop up a fumble and run the wrong way.
And that’s what happened Thursday night when Kent State’s Andre Parker scooped up a fumble on a punt return and returned it 58 yards in the wrong direction in Kent State’s game against Townson.
But believe it or not, Parker’s play wasn’t the worst part of all of this. That distinction goes to the Townson players who ran Parker down and stopped him from scoring a safety for Townson.