At some point of the second half of Saturday’s Lafayette-Bucknell football game, I turned to Jim Finnen, for 50 years the voice of Lafayette College sports before retiring and a long-time friend of mine from the Schaefer 500 at Pocono days, and said, “This game’s gonna end on some kind of a long play. Maybe a goofy one.”
I wasn’t talking about a 95-yard interception return for an overtime touchdown.
I was thinking more along the lines of a long punt return or a hail Mary pass. After all, for most of the evening, punters were the stars.
Offense? It was hard to come by – 394 total yards for both teams combined.