A Maryland-WVU Play that Might be Season’s Most Confusing

Talk about confusing. You’re going to need a tour guide for this one, folks.

Unfortunately, we don’t have one so you’ll have to settle for me. This bus ride is going to be a doozy, so you better fasten your seat belts.

There was a play in the West VirginiaMaryland game that may be one of the most confusing plays we’re likely to see all season — and we’re only in Week 3.

Here was the situation: West Virginia had the ball, fourth-and-18 at theWVU 29-yard line with 1:33 left in the second quarter. West Virginia led 28-13.

WVU’s Nick O’Toole punted the ball 37 yards to the Maryland 34-yard line. Maryland’s William Likely signals for a fair catch, but before the ball gets to him, West Virginia’s Al-Rasheed Benton runs into Maryland’s Milan Barry-Pollack, who runs into Likely. The ball hits Benton before Maryland’s Alvin Hill picks it up and runs it into the end zone, and the officials ruled it a touchdown. But Benton was called for kick-catch interference. The officials then nullified the touchdown and the ball was placed on the Maryland 49-yard line.

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