It's one or the other; not both. You either block the punt or recover the blocked punt.
Unless you are Anthony Brown of the USC Trojans Saturday in Seattle. Brown blocked Travis Coons' punt, recovered it himself on a generous hop, and coasted into the end zone to give USC a 24-7 lead in the second quarter. The rare feat:
An opportunistic defense and efficient running attack helped preserve No. 11 USC's 24-14 victory over host Washington Saturday night in Seattle.
Anthony Brown's blocked punt and subsequent recovery for a touchdown gave USC a 24-7 lead going into the second half, but Washington turned up the pressure on the Trojans in the third quarter, scoring on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Keith Price to star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Justin Wilcox's defense held the Trojans off the scoreboard in the second half, giving the Huskies multiple chances to inch closer.
In a battle of two of the nation's premier defenses, No. 17 Stanford fell just short against No. 7 Notre Dame 20-13 in overtime on a dreary night in South Bend.
The front sevens of the Cardinal and Fighting Irish controlled the game, allowing just one offensive touchdown in regulation combined and neither side yielding four yards per carry on the ground.
After a 22-yard field goal by Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza sent the game to OT, the Irish scored on their first overtime possession thanks to a great catch by T.J. Jones on a pass thrown behind him in the end zone.
Check out this touchdown catch by Oregon State tight end Colby Prince off a deflected pass from quaterback Cody Vaz.
Both Cal and Washington State have been predictably unpredictable this season.
Cal has played well in games it lost (to Ohio State) and poorly in games it should have won -- then uncorked its best effort vs. UCLA this past Saturday. Meanwhile, the Cougars' defense is earning accolades while Mike Leach's innovative Air Raid offense has yet to get off the ground. Saturday night's match-up in Pullman (7:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) has an anything-can-happen vibe
Check out this amazing strike from the golden boot of Washington senior Patrick Pacheco that won the game for the Huskies in double overtime against Cal today.
Cal fans performed their first card stunt in 1908 using articles of clothing. The process has evolved a bit since then.
Earlier this year, Cal sophomore running back Brendan Bigelow turned heads across the nation with his spin move that led to an 81-yard touchdown against Ohio State.
Thursday night, it was Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly's turn. Facing a third and short, Kelly rolled out to his left and saw nothing but black jerseys. No problem - Kelly did a little spin that shook Jon Major, allowing him to dive for the first down.
Didn't get much yardage, but do you like it as much as Bigelow's?
The Pac-12 Post's preview of the 2012-13 men's basketball season continues with 12 intriguing contests to watch in the coming months:
UCLA vs. Georgetown (November 19, 5 p.m. PT, ESPN2)
- Arizona Men's Basketball
- Arizona State Men's Basketball
- California Men's Basketball
- Colorado Men's Basketball
- Oregon Men's Basketball
- Oregon State Men's Basketball
- Stanford Men's Basketball
- UCLA Men's Basketball
- USC Men's Basketball
- Utah Men's Basketball
- Washington Men's Basketball
- Washington State Men's Basketball
- Arizona State
- Oregon State
- Washington State
- Men's Basketball