How rare was that 1 point safety?
@darrenrovell: Wynn bookmaker Johnny Avello just told me if he were to post a 1-point safety prop, he'd put it at 50,000 to 1.
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Do college teams have to annouce whether they're going for 1 or 2 points? I wonder if it would have been a 2 point safety if Oregon had fumbled during a 2 point conversion and a KSU player recovered the ball in the field of play and was tackled after he retreated into the endzone.
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Learn something new everyday... A defensive safety on a conversion is the only possible way for a team to have a score of 1 in football. However, a defensive safety has not ever occurred in modern football.
So, if Oregon was kicking the extra point, and the snap went over the holder's head, the kicker ran backward to pick up the ball, but is chased backwards by defenders until he is tackled in his own end zone, that would be a defensive safety on a conversion.
That's the first time that I've ever seen that call. Looks like the officials were well aware of the rule even though it happens only every blue moon.
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LINK Our old friend Coach Fran was involved.
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