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Video: The bizarre ending of the Bethel-Concordia game

  • Blog Post by: Howard Sinker
  • October 8, 2012 - 1:42 PM

In Sunday's Star Tribune, Patrick Reusse wrote about Bethel's 15-14 victory over Concordia.

The short version: Bethel scored on the final play of the game after Concordia had recovered a fumble on the previous play -- and was penalized because a Concordia player ran onto the field while the ball was still live.

From a distance, it sounds like a cheap call.

But cue up the video at the 2 hour, 24 minute mark -- use the slider at the bottom of the video screen -- and you'll see a play in question. A player comes off the Concordia sideline and within a few steps of Tim Garry, the Cobbers player who had recovered the fumble and was running toward the end zone.


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That's why the penalty was called and Bethel was able to run another "final play" with no time on the clock.

Was it the right call?

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