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View from Villanova Football Broadcast Booth vs Boston College

(Chestnut Hill, Mass) On Saturday August 31 from Alumni Stadium on campus of Boston College University, the Villanova Wildcats opened the 2013 Season at Boston College, The Wildcats went 3 & out on 1st drive of season then they went to the bag of tricks & scored a Fake Punt for Touchdown early in 1st Quarter.

Below is the TV/Radio Call of the Fake Punt Touchdown by Villanova Jamal Abdur Rahman

Ryan Ruocco on ESPNEWS “On a fake punt it is taken by Jamal Abdur Rahman and he is free nobody knew he had the ball, but now he has the end zone Jamal Abdur Rahman from 47 yards and a fake punt Touchdown to get things started for Villanova”

Villanova Radio Announcer Joe Eichhorn on 610 WIP AM “It’s a fake & a hand off coming to right side no it’s the opposite way it’s going to be a touchdown right down the middle 15-10 & into the end zone, Rahman they faked it to the right, ran it to the left touchdown”

View from Villanova Football Broadcast Booth by Joe Eichhorn on Jamal Abdur Rahman Fake Punt for Touchdown:

Villanova, on their first possession drove into BC territory, and on 4th down executed a fake punt called GERONIMO. The ball is snapped to an up back, Jamal Abdur Rachman, who does not resnap to the punter, he instead counts to 3, as the blocker and punter run to the right. If the defense follows the punter, as they did in this case,  Rachman runs against the flow and finds lanes to run. Which he did for a 47 yard TD.  This fake was first used at Villanova Stadium, against New Hampshire, in 1991 resulting in a TD. Back then it was called “Talley Ho and away we go”.

Unfortunately, the Wildcats could not score, late in the first half on a first and goal at the 5 yard line. Another trick play, with receiver Joe Price, wide open, however the ball was thrown short and intercepted. Momentum and the discrpancy in scholarships wore down the Cats and BC wins 24-14.

Up next Fordham, in the Bronx, Saturday night at 6PM as the Wildcats move back into FCS competition.