The 18th season of Northeast Conference football produced a number of prime plays, but, in the interest of saving time, the Overtime! Blog selected seven of them for your viewing pleasure.
In conjunction with NEC Front Row, we are proud to bring you the NEC Football #Super7 – the Seven-Best Plays of the Season.
After watching the 4-minute highlight reel, be sure to vote for your favorite play in the poll below.
We will announce the voting results and name the Fans’ Choice for 2013 #NECFB Play of the Year on New Year’s Eve (December 31).
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Eddie Goes 88 to Paydirt
Antwan Eddie (Robert Morris) – 88-yard punt return for a TD at VMI
Eddie’s first season as a punt returner was a pretty fruitful one. On his way to a RMU single-season record 405 punt return yards, the native Floridian took one 88 yards to the house in a Week 5 road win at Big South member VMI. The 88-yard touchdown is the longest punt return in Robert Morris annals.
Moses Webb (Sacred Heart) – Double Fumble Play Results in SHU TD vs. Monmouth
It was an “once-in-a-lifetime” play and it turned Sacred Heart receiver Moses Webb into a YouTube sensation. It also proved to be the winning score in a victory over FCS independent Monmouth and it never would have happened had it not been for Webb’s hustle. Showing that one should NEVER give up on a play, Webb made a reception over the middle, fumbled the football, chased down the defender who recovered the fumble, forced another fumble, scooped up a loose ball and ran 51 yards to paydirt.
Harbridge to the House
Kyle Harbridge (Saint Francis) – 67-yard TD run vs. Fordham
Harbridge produced the second-highest single-game rushing total in the FCS this season when he sliced and diced nationally-ranked Fordham for 291 yards on the ground. The Walter Payton Award candidate scored three touchdowns in a near-upset of the Rams. One of them was a 67-yard scamper out of the wildcat formation. With seven runs of 50 yards or more this season, we could have produced an all-Harbridge #Super7.
Williams Wows Hoyas
Dominique Williams (Wagner) – Hook-and-Ladder TD play vs. Georgetown
Six of Williams’ 276 career points came on an improvisational hook-and-ladder play in Wagner’s Week 1 win over Patriot League member Georgetown. Like Williams’ career numbers, this touchdown was pretty. The fifth-leading rusher in NEC history, the New Jersey product finished his career with 4,435 yards on the ground. He ran for 1,127 yards in 2013, accounting for a third straight 1000-yard campaign.
Hollomon’s Home Run
Rob Hollomon (Central Connecticut) – 94-yard TD run vs. Salve Regina
If he’s made one thing clear over the past two years, Hollomon is a threat to take it all the way every time he touches the football. He rushed for a NEC-best 18 touchdowns this season, including this 94-yard score against Salve Regina. Hollomon totaled 194 yards and three touchdowns on just eight first-half carries against Salve. He also had three TDs earlier in the season against nationally-ranked Lehigh.
Brady’s One-Handed Grab
Sean Brady (Duquesne) – 27-yard TD reception vs. UAlbany
What a way to start the season! Brady made himself a trending topic on Twitter for the one-handed catch he pulled off during Duquesne’s Week 1 win over CAA member Albany. Not only did Brady look good making the grab, but he scored 6 points on the play to boot. ESPN went on to name the touchdown catch as the No. 3 College Football Play of Week 1.
Jose Goes All the Way
Jose DePadua (Bryant) — 100-yard Kickoff Return Touchdown vs. Sacred Heart)
Talk about answering right back! After a 24-yard touchdown pass extended Sacred Heart’s lead to 28-14, DePadua got it right back for the Bulldogs. And, yes, the 100-yard kickoff return was the longest in the NEC this season.