Found September 23, 2013 on
Normally, when it comes to athletics at Rice folks think baseball first, but the football team is starting to make people take notice. There is some talent on the squad-- like quarterback Taylor McHargue and wide receiver Turner Petersen to name two-- that is capable of making some big plays.
Last Saturday against the Houston Cougars the best play did not come from one of them. No, it came from an unlikely source--the kicker.
The Owls were obviously going to try an onside kick in this situation; that was no question. However, since the percentage of onside kicks recovered is so low the Owls decided to try something a little different.
Now maybe this is a move that other guys do. I've never seen or heard of it before. That being said, it is one that every NFL kicker needs to learn now. It is that awesome.
Well done Chris Boswell. Well done.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With Rice down by five with just over two minutes left and no timeouts, it was obvious that the Owls needed to go for the onside kick. What no one accounted for, was this amazing reverse kick onside kick by the Rice kicker. The play couldn’t have been executed more flawlessly, with the ball traveling just past the 10-yard mark and the Owls recovered. The Houston Cougars looked...
I have been trying to reproduce this on dog toys in my living room for five minutes now and can't seem to get it down:
That's Rice kicker Chris Boswell pulling off one of the slickest onside kicks you'll see all year, and saving it for crosstown rival Houston.
He takes about three-and-a-half steps, looking like he's kicking it to the left before poking it the other...
Down by five with a little over two minutes remaining on the clock at Reliant Stadium meant the Rice Owls were in grasping distance of pulling off a big comeback over their crosstown rivals in the Houston Cougars.
All they needed was a successful onside kick to have a chance to score a touchdown for the win.
And did they ever pull it off.
Well, the kick anyways.
Houston was ready for Rice’s onside kick attempt, but they weren’t prepared for the Owls kicker’s fancy footwork.
Chris Boswell was called on for the onside kick during the fourth quarter with the Owls trailing by five and just over two minutes to play. Boswell added some style to the kick, however, as he planted his left leg and then wrapped his kicking leg around it to complete...
After Rice University cut the University of Houston’s lead to 31-26 in the final minutes Saturday, Rice asked placekicker Chris Boswell to get fancy on the ensuing onside kick. And kinda like McDonald’s ketchup, Roswell got fancy indeed.
With six guys lined up to his left and four to his right, Roswell lined up as though he was going to kick it left-footed, his...
Rice nearly pulled off an upset against the University of Houston over the weekend in a game that came down to the wire. After cutting Houston’s lead to 31-26 late in the fourth quarter, Rice was able to recover one of the most impressive onside kicks you will ever see. Kicker Chris Boswell showed off […]
All the HQ is going to say is "watch..."
Rice's Chris Boswell goes all crossover-flip kick and WR Klein Kubiak picks it up...