This play didn't crack the top five this week. I still want to talk about it, though. Not that you need to be told this, but watch Jabrill Peppers, who starts the play lined up on the block M.
The rest of the defense is caught flat-footed on this play. The D-line is slanting away from the running back. The force defender is nowhere to be found. The playside corner is caught in man coverage and has his back to the play. Peppers's first two steps are towards deep center, then he has to alter his path to avoid running into Delano Hill.
With a speedy running back around the edge unimpeded, this play looks destined for a first down. Peppers not only reads the play and covers a ton of ground to get to the back before the sticks, he cuts down the angle and finishes the play by literally throwing the RB out of bounds.
Savor every moment you get to watch this guy—excuse me, this Dude—play football. He is truly a once-in-a-generation athlete.
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De'Veon Smith romps.
Jehu Chesson lays out to catch a post.
Jeremy Clark double-PBU.
Rashan Gary, Ben Gedeon meet at quarterback.
Harbaugh claps Miles-style.
Harbaugh plays peekaboo.
Harbaugh says you're outta here.
Khalid Hill TD vulture 1.
Khalid Hill TD vulture 2 (watch Mason Cole on this one).
Peppers with great coverage, better dismount.
Peppers illegally blocked below waist, still makes tackle.
Peppers isn't satisfied with a near-TD.
Peppers, human after all, struggles with water bottle.
Never call the Lions play.
Wormley's second FG block. Another replay angle.
Kinnel's second punt block.
Speight somehow avoids sack, hits Poggi, who kills a guy.
Winovich gets the corner for a strip-sack.
"There was no booger eatin'."
10. Butt Demoralizes KNIGHTRO
This is what you deserve for not being a Citronaut.
9. Field Goal Meets Bear Paw
Yeah, it's a low kick, but this is still a heck of an effort by Wormley.
8. Centerfielder With Range
I love that you can see the moment the UCF RB realizes he's about to die.
7. Drag, Touchdown, Grass Dance
Getting unnecessarily knocked to the ground and turning it into a touchdown dance is pretty great.
6. Robot Viking Versus Screen
Advantage: Robot Viking.
5. Spin of (Mc)Doooooooom
Better downfield blocking and this is probably a touchdown, but McDoom sure made it fun anyway.
4. Okay, Fine, B-plus Run Support
A-minus if you're feeling generous.
The MGoYipYips reaction to Jake Butt's second drop of the day couldn't possibly be better.
2. Dead On
FRAMES OF THE GAME: MORTIFIED PUNTER 2: PUNT HARDER
Not quite as good as the original, but the critics always say that.