Nick Harwell caught the punt and looked to his left, where he saw a sea of yellow. He looked up the middle, where the play was supposed to go. More yellow. So he reversed field and took it down the right sideline for a 76-yard touchdown.
“Just trying to make something out of nothing,” was how Harwell described the play.
He just as easily could have used those words to describe the challenge that faces his new head coach, Kansas University defensive coordinator Clint Bowen.
Had Harwell hesitated at all on his return, the opportunity would have been lost.
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