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Great Clips of the Week: Weber State's Aussie punter turns fake field goal into touchdown

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Oct 7th, 2019 @ 11:01am



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GOING FOR IT — There are a lot of ways to win a football game — with a star running back, a fearsome defense, or a high-profile quarterback.

Sometimes, though, it just takes a good punter.

Weber State certainly knows.

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Weber State's fake field goal sparks win at Idaho

Fifth-ranked Weber State football picked up its third win of the season — and first in Big Sky play — with a 41-35 victory at Idaho over the weekend.

And while the game-winning touchdown will go to Kris Jackson in the box score, we're nominating another MVP: the punter and holder.

Doug Lloyd, the punter who holds for field-goal attempts, took off on a fourth down try that turned into a 30-yard touchdown run to put Weber State (3-2, 1-0) up 34-21 over the Vandals.

The senior from Mount Gambier, Australia, who is the reigning Big Sky special teams player of the week, also ran for a first down on a fake punt earlier in the game that resulted in a score earlier in the third quarter.

"I gave him the game ball. Last game he got it for (punting). But if you look at his stats on the year, he’s by far the leading rusher in terms of per carry," Weber State coach Jay Hill joked after the game. "Maybe we should put him in at running back."

The Wildcats play in-state rival Southern Utah at 6 p.m. MDT Saturday (KJZZ, KLO 1430).

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Noah's back

The top recruit in the state of Utah is Noah Sewell, the 6-foot-2, 260-pound running back at Orem who ranks as a five-star linebacker by 247 Sports.

And after battling a foot injury for much of the season, he's back.

Sewell made his return to high school football a week ago in a win over Timpanogos, and he gave the Tigers a big leg up on the Region 7 title Friday night with a 28-10 win over Timpview.

Don't believe us? Here's why you should:

The Tigers play at first-year program Mountain Ridge next week before wrapping up the regular season next Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Lehi.

Game Day atmosphere

And finally, some football programs count on a raucous home-field advantage, with rowdy fans who arrive early, stay late, and don't sit down while rousing the opposing team.

Some fans, though, aren't that way — like this knitting fan who showed up at Kansas before a weather delay suspended kickoff against No. 6 Oklahoma.

The Sooners won 45-20 to improve to 5-0 on the season. No word if either Oklahoma received complimentary mittens after the game, though.

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