Vanderbilt gets lucky touchdown after ball deflects off defender's foot (Video)

Vanderbilt wide receiver Trey Ellis (36) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Western Kentucky defensive back Antwon Kincade experienced the full range of emotions in about two seconds against Vanderbilt.

With the game tied 14-14 late in the first half, Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur targeted Kincade as he covered Chris Pierce. Kincade got his hand in there and left his feet when breaking up the pass. As he fell to the turf, the ball deflected off his foot and into the waiting arms of Vanderbilt’s Trey Ellis for a 31-yard touchdown.

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That’s just brutal for Kincade, No. 31, who briefly celebrated his pass breakup before quickly realizing what happened.

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Shurmur had the appropriate reaction to his lucky touchdown pass.

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That touchdown gave the Commodores, looking to stop a five-game losing streak, a 21-14 lead with 31 seconds left in the first half.

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