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All 8 of his kickoffs went for touchbacks, negating the threat Turpin presents there.
Special teams: 10 Credit kickoff specialist Brett Scanlon for doing an excellent job in keeping Barkley guessing and settling for touchbacks.
The Mustangs saw a 56-yard drive in the first half end a yard short when running back Ke'Mon Freeman fumbled into the end zone for a touchback.
Ornek also connected on a 41-yard attempt, went 5 for 5 on extra points and sent four of his kickoffs for touchbacks.
Butler later chose to punt from the Ryle 33 and the ball went into the endzone for a touchback.
Typically, the Buckeyes don't ask their kickers to try for a touchback.
The ball popped loose as Chase's knee neared the ground and Lassair recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback.
Officials ruled Sefarian-Jenkins's pass to be a fumble-touchback.
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Definition of touchback for English Language Learners
American football : a situation in which the ball is put out of play behind the goal line after a kick or interception
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