It’s hard to call what UMass almost did against Vanderbilt an “upset.” Sure, Vanderbilt belongs to the SEC, but they’re the conference’s cellar-dwellers by a mile this season. However, the Minutemen would’ve loved to have nailed the above field goal to send the game to overtime for a shot at the win.
Alas, it wasn’t to be. UMass kicker Blake Lucas shanked his attempt. He then received simultaneously the saddest and funniest hug a kicker has ever gotten from an opponent on a game-losing field goal. Vanderbilt’s Adam Butler just seems to full-on “come in for the real thing, guy” Lucas, and we hope that took a little bit of the sting out of the miss.
Poor Blake, poor UMass.
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