squib kick


Definition of squib kick

: a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground

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Christopher Stuart recovered a fumble on a squib kick and the Admirals went 68 yards as Cunningham connected again with Jones from 22 yards out and Bayside trailed 27-21. Al.com Reports, al, "Coastal HS football roundup: Williamson wins game marred by gunfire," 31 Aug. 2019 The rule is being changed to eliminate sky kicks, but the coaches who employ the sky kick will merely switch to the squib kick. Andy Staples, SI.com, "To Change the Kickoff Rule for the Better, the NCAA Needs a More Extreme Proposal," 5 Mar. 2018 What if head coach Lincoln Riley hadn’t called for that silly squib kick at the end of the first half, which took an unlucky bounce but undeniably helped give Georgia a little bit of momentum coming out of the locker room after a 55-yard field goal. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Oklahoma star QB Baker Mayfield comes up short in one final test," 1 Jan. 2018 Then on the ensuing kickoff, Moore fumbled away Rockcastle County's squib kick. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Rockcastle County advances in Class 4A playoffs with first-round win over Moore," 3 Nov. 2017

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circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of squib kick

American football : a kickoff in which the ball is kicked so that it bounces along the ground

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