Botched fake field goal ruins South Alabama’s chance for Sun Belt upset at UCLA

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South Alabama was up two points in front of a near-empty Rose Bowl on Saturday against UCLA.

The Jaguars had a chance to kick a field goal that would have forced the Bruins to score a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Instead, South Alabama went with the fake field goal, which saw the kicker actually move into formation as an eligible receiver while holder Tanner McGee readied for the snap.

McGee took his time surveying his option.

Bruins LB Carl Jones Jr. took off, sacked McGee and the Bruins had the ball with a chance to win.

The Bruins made good on their chance, driving into field-goal range, where Nicholas Barr-Mira hit a 24-yard field goal to win the game, 32-31, as time expired.

The Bruins are 3-0 but they shouldn’t be overconfident after struggling to beat a Group of Five teams.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire