You always have to hold onto the ball. Texas thought it had a touchdown, and a fairly bruising one at that. But Texas Tech’s Douglas Coleman literally steals this ball and takes it the other way for a 99-yard touchdown.
If you missed the strip, check it out in slow motion. D’Onta Foreman was millimeters away from having a TD, and might’ve had it, but that’s not the part that’s clearly off.
But then there’s this little matter: Coleman was out of bounds before he crossed into the end zone.
This ended up being pretty important, as Texas only won by a single TD, 45-37.
It was the longest fumble return ever for the Red Raiders, according to Fox’s Tim Brando. It would also be a record for the longest steal in the NBA if the league cared to record such things.
This play almost didn’t even count. Texas got set up in business by a long run by Foreman that got it into the red zone. Then Jerrod Heard threw a touchdown to TE Caleb Bluiett two plays before the steal play, but it was called back because of a chop block.
Just another day in the Big 12.