ON DECK: The one-point safety
You learn something new every day.
Thursday at the Fiesta Bowl, most football fans learned something they didn't before.
The football world learned about the one-point safety.
Kansas State blocked an Oregon extra point attempt. The Wildcats recovered it outside the end zone, but ran it back in looking to make something happen.
Ruling on the field — one-point safety.
So using the vast research tool known as the interwebs, this is called a conversion safety and it's a rule in all three levels of football — NFL, college and high school.
What happened in the Fiesta Bowl is known as an offensive conversion safety. College also has a defensive conversion safety.
So basically, had Oregon recovered the ball and ran 100 yards the wrong way to get tackled in the wrong end zone, KSU would have gotten a point.
It's also how a college team can finish a game with just one point.
The more you know.