Afternoon football is one of the best things about bowl season and what makes it even better is when eye-popping plays from underrated players grace our televisions.
On Monday afternoon, we got treated to the Famous Toastery Bowl between Old Dominion and Western Kentucky. The Monarchs of Old Dominion raced out to a 28-0 lead but Western Kentucky battled back and made things interesting early in the second half.
Trailing 28-7 at the half, Western Kentucky had to go out and score right away and the Hilltoppers did just that on their first drive of the third quarter thanks to a ridiculous one-handed touchdown catch by Smith.
It was his second one-handed touchdown catch of the game. And both have to be considered for "catch of the season" in college football.
Here's the first one:
And then he snagged a second one-handed touchdown pass in the third quarter that was even more impressive than the first one.
Both of these touchdown catches had fans in the stands with their jaws on the floor and he made it look so casual. This second catch breathed some life into the Hilltoppers as they pulled within two touchdowns after being down 28-0.
Old Dominion may very well win this game because of the four turnovers it forced in the first half, but at least Western Kentucky will have the most exciting highlights from this one. That's a win, right?
Man, if you don't love bowl season, especially with teams you don't usually watch, you may not have a pulse.