One of the worst punts you’ll ever see happened in the Kent State Golden Flashes-Buffalo Bulls MACtion on ESPNU Tuesday. There were massive winds of up to 60 miles per hour expected for this one, sparking a pre-game Reddit thread on if the wind could help the kickers possibly set a NCAA record (67 yards, so it’s going to be tough). Well, the winds haven’t produced any amazingly long field goals so far, but they did play a role in a disastrous punt.
With the Golden Flashes down 21-0 late in the first half and facing fourth and eight into a wind estimated at 30 miles per hour at that point, head coach Sean Lewis kept the offense out there, but with backup quarterback Dustin Crum in the shotgun; Crum then dropped back further before taking the snap to try and get off a surprise punt. Well, he did get the punt off, but it was mostly surprising for how far it didn’t go: