Christian McCaffrey is a lightning bolt, and it took him less than nine minutes of this college football season to remind everybody.
Christian McCaffrey with a 96-yard punt return touchdown called back because of a block in the back. Still crazy. pic.twitter.com/mZ0zHz2GMV— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 3, 2016
McCaffrey dropped back and decided to return a Kansas State punt from his own 4-yard line – a benchable offense for some college football return men, but not for arguably the country’s most lethal offensive threat.
This turned into a 96-yard return touchdown, except it didn’t count. Stanford’s Curtis Robinson put a block into a Kansas State coverage man, and it was called a block in the back. Not sure, honestly; this was pretty close. He’s the guy in red giving a push to the guy in white, who’s falling over.
McCaffrey probably would’ve beaten him anyway, which is maybe the most upsetting thing. Still, a pretty incredible effort to stay upright and get running like that.