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BYU ran one of the strangest fake punts you will ever see

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4th-and-19 from your own goal line isn't a good time for a fake punt (1:18)

With BYU facing a fourth-and-19 and punting from out of its end zone, punter Jonny Linehan runs it instead and barely gets out of the end zone to escape the safety. (1:18)

Our search for the worst decision of the college football season is over.

Facing fourth-and-19 from its 5-yard line in the second quarter against No. 14 Boise State on Thursday night, BYU faced what should have been the easiest call of the night: It was time to punt.

Except the Cougars did not punt. Again, fourth-and-19 from their 5, and they did not punt.

Instead, they snapped it to punter Jonny Linehan in the end zone and he attempted to run for a first down. He was tackled for a 3-yard loss.

Luckily for BYU, however, Boise State committed a personal foul after the play and missed a field goal attempt on the ensuing drive. Boise State went on to win 28-27 in dramatic fashion, improving to 7-0.

BYU coach Kalani Sitake offered the following explanation before heading to the locker room at halftime: “Well, on film we thought we had it. We wanted to be aggressive. We came to win the game and it just didn’t work out. They made a great adjustment -- something that we haven’t seen in prior games. But we wanted to be aggressive and it didn’t hurt us. Our defense had our backs."