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October 14, 2003 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He'll do it again if he gets the chance. That was the message Eagles coach Andy Reid sent yesterday when asked about the onside kick that the Dallas Cowboys converted into a touchdown three seconds into Sunday's game at Texas Stadium. "I have a lot of trust in our defense," Reid said. "If they recovered it at that point, I felt we'd be able to hold them out. But the primary thing was that we saw something that we thought we could take advantage of. We will always do that if we have an opportunity to take advantage of somebody.
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November 15, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
A kicking team player may not block or use his hands or arms on an opponent within the first 10 yards, if the ball has not gone 10 yards. This is a 10-yard penalty. (The kicking team re-kicks from 10 yards behind the spot of the previous kick.) - Rule 6, Section 2; Supplemental Note 2 Official Playing Rules of the National Football League, 2000-2001 Upon further review, the Eagles got an early Christmas gift. And the Steelers got robbed. Again. The NFL, the symbolic Grinch in Pittsburgh this season, acknowledged yesterday that officials blew a call on the onside kick the visiting Eagles recovered Sunday that enabled them to complete a 10-point comeback and win the game in overtime.
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November 29, 1993 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With an extra week of practice and a little bit of time on his hands, Springfield coach Dave Puchalski dreamed up a few plays to throw at visiting Lower Moreland on Thanksgiving Day. One play he came up with was an onside kick. The Spartans worked on it throughout the week, and when the time came, Puchalski didn't hesitate to put it to good use. It turned out to be a turning point in Springfield's 26-14 Independence League victory. Springfield (4-6-1 overall, 3-2-1 league) had just scored on a Shelton Farmer blast up the middle to take a 13-6 lead with 4 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter, and the Spartans lined up to kick to the Lions (4-7, 2-4)
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November 16, 1986 | By Steve Kloehn, Special to The Inquirer
When Princeton plays Yale, strange things often happen. But the jaws of veteran observers of the 113-year rivalry must have dropped yesterday as the Eli scored 11 points in less than 2 minutes to scrape by Princeton, 14-13. After 57 minutes of precision play, the Tigers' effort collapsed with just over a minute to play when Yale senior John Duryea kicked a 17-yard field goal to put his team ahead for good. With Princeton ahead by 13-3 and just 2 minutes, 15 seconds left in the game, a record-setting quarterback and a neophyte receiver teamed up for a 62- yard touchdown that put Yale back into the game.
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January 11, 1993 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It took the Eagles a mere 59 minutes, 10 seconds to score their first and only touchdown yesterday, but with four additional seconds, they proved their special teams were every bit as inept as their offense and defense. When you're hot, you're hot. Having shaved the Cowboys' lead to 34-10, and with hope springing eternal in the NFL playoffs, the Eagles sent two kickers onto the field for the ensuing onside kick. Placekicker Roger Ruzek lined up to the left of the ball.
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September 4, 2000 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Having seen his team handled and humiliated by the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys coach Dave Campo was searching for answers yesterday after the lopsided loss, promising to right the course for another division challenge next week at Arizona. But he sounded more worried than confident. "I didn't exactly have them prepared to play today," Campo said, looking like a man who had just removed his finger from a light socket. "I will next week. Today, we didn't stop the run. We didn't protect the passer.
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December 2, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
This wasn't defense the way Knute Rockne intended it to be played. After allowing 473 yards in a 48-42 victory over Hawaii Saturday night, Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz was happy to escape with a win. "For the first 20 minutes we played well on defense, then we reverted back to normal form: missed tackles, missed assignments," Holtz said. "The final 40 minutes were very discouraging. Offensively, we kept the pressure on. " The 18th-ranked Fighting Irish (9-3) were ahead, 48-28, with 5:15 left after running back Jerome Bettis scored his second touchdown of the game.
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September 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Bob O'Brien decided to pass on an onside kick with 2 minutes, 51 seconds to play and one timeout left after the Nittany Lions scored their final points in Saturday night's 34-31 loss to Central Florida. With Central Florida expecting an onside kick, O'Brien had Sam Ficken kick the ball over the head of return man Rannell Hall and try to have it stop short of the goal line so that Ficken's teammates could chase it down. But the kick rolled just a little too far, maybe a yard into the end zone, for a touchback.
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October 28, 1991 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
Malvern Prep coach Gamp Pellegrini has been around football for more years than he'd like to admit, so not too many plays excite him. At Germantown Academy on Saturday, Pellegrini called a play that turned the game around in the final 2 minutes, 36 seconds, and led to Malvern Prep's 22-17 come-from-behind Inter-Academic League victory. Pellegrini got excited, and rightly so. It's not often that a coach calls for an onside kick and sees his team recover the ball. But that's what happened with the Friars trailing 17-15 with less than three minutes to play.
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October 14, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Randal Williams claims to be fast, but even the Dallas Cowboys receiver knows he's not 37 yards-in-3-seconds fast. Williams is being credited with the fastest score to start a game since the NFL began using a scoreboard clock. He returned the Eagles' onside kick for a touchdown 3 seconds into Sunday's game. Officially, it took only 3 seconds. It might actually have taken almost twice as long. Replays show clearly that the clock didn't start until after Williams took a few steps, at least 2 seconds.
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November 27, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Adam Giordano still has questions about football. "A million questions," Giordano said. Like, what's this about an onside kick? "One time he was asking me, 'If they kick an onside kick, is it like a fumble?' " said Colin Wharton, Giordano's classmate and teammate and fellow newcomer to the Camden Catholic football team. Giordano and Wharton are seniors who decided to come out for football this season. Both are tall and athletic and have been better known during their high school careers for their play on the lacrosse field.
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September 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Bob O'Brien decided to pass on an onside kick with 2 minutes, 51 seconds to play and one timeout left after the Nittany Lions scored their final points in Saturday night's 34-31 loss to Central Florida. With Central Florida expecting an onside kick, O'Brien had Sam Ficken kick the ball over the head of return man Rannell Hall and try to have it stop short of the goal line so that Ficken's teammates could chase it down. But the kick rolled just a little too far, maybe a yard into the end zone, for a touchback.
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December 31, 2012 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles-Giants game: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Well, at least Andy Reid had the onside kick. For the fifth time since he became head coach, Reid called for an onside kick to open a game. It worked. It was pretty much the only thing that worked Sunday for the Eagles. Alex Henery drilled the ball into the ground, and 10 yards later Brandon Hughes recovered it. But the Eagles had momentum for all of five plays before Michael Vick tossed an interception.
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October 20, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
St. Joseph secured a late onside kick to spoil Atlantic City's upset bid as the visiting Wildcats pulled out a 28-25 Cape-Atlantic American Division win. Miles Pease rushed for two touchdowns to lead St. Joseph, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. He rumbled for a pair of scores in the fourth quarter, including a 2-yard run with 2 minutes, 27 seconds left that put St. Joseph ahead, 28-19. Dom Brown-Hurd's two touchdowns propelled Atlantic City, but his 2-yard score with 1:15 left proved futile.
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December 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike McCarthy never put a whole lot of stock in a perfect season, except as a means of gaining homefield advantage and setting the Green Bay Packers up for another Super Bowl run. Well, they still have a chance to earn homefield advantage. The perfect season? That's history. Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel for a shocking, 19-14 victory yesterday that ended the Packers' 19-game winning streak.
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November 21, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers missed a few more throws than he usually does, and even threw an interception with the game still in doubt. He just wasn't at his best against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday - until he absolutely had to be. With the Packers clinging to a two-point lead and trying to fend off a late rally, Rodgers threw a 40-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson with 2:55 left and the Packers survived a scare from the Buccaneers for...
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November 20, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The first half was a football game screaming for identity - it lacked flow; consistency; and, at times, reason. In the second half, the Council Rock South defense claimed the game as its own. After looking slightly flustered by Downingtown East's up-tempo offense through the first two quarters, the Golden Hawks made big play after big play in the second half, carrying host Council Rock South to a 31-19 win over Downingtown East on Friday night...
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November 18, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
The first half was a football game screaming for identity - it lacked flow, consistency, and, at times, reason. In the second half, the Council Rock South defense claimed the game as its own. After looking slightly flustered by Downingtown East's up-tempo offense through the first two quarters, the Golden Hawks made big play after big play in the second half, carrying host Council Rock South to a 31-19 win over Downingtown East on Friday...
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October 16, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Erick Womack called it a "new beginning" for the Monsignor Bonner football team. At the very least, it was the end of a long losing streak. On Saturday afternoon, Womack and the Friars, pushing aside 10 years of frustration against Delaware County neighbor and Catholic League Class AAA foe Cardinal O'Hara, posted a 20-13 victory in the league opener for both squads at Upper Darby High. Including two playoff clashes, O'Hara had won the last 11 meetings. From 2003 to 2008, the Lions won six contests by a combined score of 190-36.
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