GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Fifth-ranked Oregon was awarded a 1-point safety on an obscure rule against No. 7 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota scored on a 2-yard run midway through the third quarter and the Ducks sent kicker Alejandro Maldonado out to kick the extra point.
Kansas State's Javonta Boyd blocked the kick and the Wildcats caught the rebound around their own 3. The ball ended up in the hands of teammate Chris Harper, and he hoped to return it the length of the field for 2 points. Instead, he dodged back into his own end zone and was tackled.
After a review of the play, and ruling that Kansas State carried the ball into the end zone, the officials awarded the Ducks a 1-point safety that put them up 32-10.
It was the first such 1-point safety in major college football since Texas got one against Texas A&M in 2004, STATS said.
The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.
After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5.
On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.
And as always, they answer several viewer questions.
Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.
Andre Burakovsky will be sidelined for the remainder of Washington's first-round series vs. Columbus, but he isn’t necessarily out for the remainder of the playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz said on Friday.
Burakovsky suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in the Capitals' Game 2 overtime loss and has not been on the ice since.
Trotz said the 23-year-old top-six winger needs “minor” surgery.
That procedure, however, will not preclude Burakovsky from returning to the Caps’ lineup in subsequent rounds, should Washington advance.
“That's why I said minor surgery,” Trotz added, asked if Burky might return at a later date.
This latest surgery is the second for Burakovsky this season. In late October, he had a procedure to repair a broken left thumb and missed the next 20 games.
Since his departure in Game 2, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson have taken turns replacing Burakovsky on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.