This is a little break from all of the doom-and-gloom posts, and it may be a completly obvious answer, but here goes:
Twice UCONN got 15 yard penalties tacked on to scores (one was excessive celebration, the other was sideline interference i believe), and had to kickoff 15 yards back. The first time Norfleet ran it back to about the Michigan 45, and I was wondering, the second time they kicked it, why doesn't UCONN just intentionally kick it out of bounds, and have Michigan take over at the 35. I feel like in that situation, putting the other team at the 35 would be better than risking a return, which, at its worst, will probably end up around the 35 (norfleet's second one went to the 37 or something like that). I voiced this question aloud to the friends and family we had over for the day, and nobody could find any reason why a team wouldn't want to do this. Is there a rules issue I don't know, or is this something teams actually do? Thanks, and GoBlue!
***EDIT: Apparently there is a "30 yards from the spot that the ball is kicked off" rule that I did not know about. Kinda screws up my question haha. Thanks everyone