Vanderbilt football coach apologizes for onsides kick against EMU
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt football coach Robbie Caldwell apologized for what he described as an accidental onside kick recovered by the Commodores.
Caldwell says he wasn't trying to run up the score against Eastern Michigan on Saturday when freshman Jordan Matthews caught the kick with Vanderbilt leading 38-6. The Commodores took the ball and scored on a 56-yard touchdown drive.
Caldwell says the play was supposed to be a sky kick, but the play misfired and "it happened to fall right into our hands."
Vanderbilt went on to win the game 52-6.