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punt

(pənt)
in. to do something different in a pinch; to improvise. (From the act of kicking the ball in order to gain ground in football.) Everyone expected me to lose my temper, so I punted. I cried instead of getting mad.
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You had a pound, a fiver or a tenner in your pocket, never a punt.
It's been a pretty solid year all around for Rice, long snapper Drew Howell and the rest of the punt team, with Rice entering Saturday at No.
A normal punt at the college level must travel a minimum distance of 45 yards with 4.
James said he gets "a little rush" fielding punts, an added boost that may fuel him on offense as well.
Hekker has expanded that role this season, with not only the usual method of punting but with the addition of a rugby-style punt where he rolls to the right and tries for distance over coverage, and what he describes as a "flip" kick designed to increase the likelihood a punt can be downed near the opponent's goal line.
With the ball in the hands of Oregon's two true freshmen punt specialists, Osborne saw that Utah was preparing to "bring the house" as the Ducks lined up to punt the ball away with 15 seconds left.
I think they have to find one punt returner and stick with that person, so that they're comfortable,'' Everett said.
Punts are generally measured from the LOS to the point of reception and field goals from the tee to the crossbar.
Oregon came into the game last in the Pac-10 Conference in net punting, and Saturday had punts of 35 and 39 yards.
UCLA coach Karl Dorrell opted for Chris Markey as a punt returner in the opener, saying the tailback's sure-handedness is a major reason, but a change likely is coming Saturday against Rice at the Rose Bowl.
We had only 9 punts fielded by our opponents for a total of 26 return yards and no touch-down returns.
On punt and kick returns, the Trojans could always turn to the most explosive player in the nation with Bush, who returned three punts and a kickoff for touchdowns in his college career.
But knocking the football out of the stadium seldom is what the Beavers prefer, which is why Paulescu has a Pac-10 high of 22 punts downed inside the 20-yard line this season.
Chris Markey will not return punts or kicks for UCLA this year except, perhaps, in crucial situations, coach Karl Dorrell said Tuesday.
Washington State blocked two UO punts in the first half of a 55-16 win at Autzen Stadium, returning one for a touchdown and kicking a field goal after the other.