Colorado somehow turns fumble into long touchdown on punt return

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This probably isn’t the way Colorado practices its punt returns, but the Buffs will certainly take it.

Early in its game Saturday at home against Texas State, CU’s Isaiah Oliver was back deep to receive a punt. He caught the ball cleanly before the Bobcats swarmed him. Somehow, Oliver was able to break about four tackles before fumbling the ball. Luckily, his teammate, Laviska Shenault Jr., was there to scoop up the loose ball.

Here’s what Shenault did from there:

(via Pac-12 Network)


Shenault, a true freshman receiver, was Johnny on the spot and showed off impressive speed by breaking off a 55-yard score.

The touchdown, Shenault’s first, gave the Buffs an early 7-0 lead. Colorado went on to win 37-3.

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