On the flip side, Devon "Moo Moo" Smith is getting the hang of punt returns again, with runbacks of 29 and 26 yards. On the first such return, he caught the punt at the 3-yard line - considered a cardinal sin - and still ran it past the 30.
The latter attempt may have been more impressive - he eluded two tacklers and suddenly had a big patch of open turf.
"I ducked a lot of defenders," Smith said with a laugh. "That's what they brought me here for, to make people miss. That's my job, make guys miss and get the ball in the end zone."
Kickoff returns have shown improvement, with DeAndre Reaves reeling off a season-long 48-yarder. He also had a 45-yard runback against Ohio.
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