Bethune-Cookman and Hampton played in the forgotten football game on Thursday night, banished to ESPNU as North Carolina State and Cincinnati slogged through a game on ESPN. And while the bigger programs earned top-billing, it was the ESPNU matchup that provided loads of entertainment, even if few were able to see it.
After the jump, video of the best moment of the game, which left a poor ESPN announcer sad and confused, muttering Eddie Poole to himself as he contemplated what just happened.
Yes, the video quality is poor, but that's irrelevant here. All you need is the sound.
A few things are going on here:
- This play is actually incredibly simple, and it's easy to tell Eddie Poole -- Eddie Poole? Eddie Poole! -- made the catch. In fact, the pass was nowhere near an incompletion and wasn't particularly close to an interception.
- Faking as though this was an amazing play was probably a bad idea. It was a mistake. Move on. Don't feign excitement to cover your tracks.
- The announcer missed the most crucial part of the play: The poor defensive back whiffs on the interception, then gets stomped on by the Eddie Poole -- Eddie Poole? Eddie Poole! -- to end the sequence. Not just a small stomp, either. He jumps up and brings the pain with two feet.
Just another reminder that late-night FCS football is the best. The game ended on a Hampton touchdown with no time left that ended up being overturned and ruled an incomplete pass as Bethune-Cookman secured a 35-31 win. Eddie Poole -- Eddie Poole? Eddie Poole! -- always gets the last laugh.