With Pittsburgh punting from its own 23-yard line, Tim Shaw shot straight up the middle and blocked the punt of Drew Butler. The ball bounced towards the end zone, where Jason McCourty recovered at the 1-yard line.
Two plays later, Jamie Harper scored from a yard out, giving the Titans a 13-10 lead with 14:14 remaining in the second quarter at LP Field.
You can see Shaw’s blocked punt right here.
After the game, Shaw said it was a play the team had worked on all week.
“It was the first punt of the game and we knew they would snap the ball quickly so I was ready for that,” he said. “Coach (Alan) Lowry called a block and I just went as hard as I could. I was ready for the snap, went as hard as I could, and they messed up and didn’t block me and I just took advantage of it.
“I can’t believe we didn’t score off it,” Shaw added. ” We had practiced it all week and had seen it on tape. Seeing the opportunity, I was really anticipating the block, and if you don’t do that, you’re not going to get there.”
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