CFB QB takes knee instead of spiking ball, costs his team chance to win
Driving with a chance to upset the No. 11 team in the country, Wisconsin-Platteville lost in the most unfathomable way imaginable on Saturday against UW-La Crosse.
Trailing 24-23, Platteville took over at its own 25-yard line with 1:10 to play and no timeouts. QB Colin Schuetz led them down the field in 7 plays and covered 60 yards, including his own 13-yard run, per FootballScoop.
The key play came after Schuetz’ 19-yard pass to Ben Wilson to the 14-yard line. Trying to stop the clock to have another chance to score, the plan should have been for Schuetz to spike the ball to allow the field goal kicker to attempt a game-winning kick.
But the clock ticked under 10 seconds to play, and while Schuetz instantly recognized his mistake, the Pioneers then watched time expire on a 24-23 victory for the 11th-ranked Eagles at Davis Pioneer Stadium, the La Crosse Tribune reported.