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Kent State's wrong-way run grabs attention

By Associated Press


KENT, Ohio >>  Andre Parker's wrong way run didn't count, but it grabbed plenty of attention on the first night of the college football season.

The Kent State linebacker's moment of confusion became an instant internet sensation when he scooped up a loose ball in the Golden Flashes' 41-21 victory against Towson and ran 58 yards toward the wrong goal line Thursday.

Late in the first half, Kent State punted to Towson's Derrick Joseph, who let the bouncing ball graze his arm.

Parker realized Joseph's mistake, grabbed the ball at the Towson 7 and proceeded to sprint in the wrong direction.

Adding to the comedy, two Towson players ran down Parker and tackled him near the sideline.

In the end, it didn't matter. By rule, a muffed punt cannot be returned — or retreated — and the ball was spotted where Parker grabbed it at the Towson 7.

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joshislost wrote:
haha reminds me of eric ambrozich from UH basketball shooting into the wrong rim
on August 31,2012 | 06:56AM
loquaciousone wrote:
The funniest part was not the Kent State guy running the wrong way but the two Towson guys running him done and tackling him.
on August 31,2012 | 07:13AM
serious wrote:
Exactly--I thought the same thing--let him run Forrest!!!
on August 31,2012 | 08:26AM
loquaciousone wrote:
You think the Kent State guy should send the two Towson guys a thank you letter?
on August 31,2012 | 08:49AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
That was funny!
on August 31,2012 | 07:34AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Memories of Jim Marshall or for those older than me Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels.
on August 31,2012 | 09:09AM
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