He had a clear path to the end zone except for one man: Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher.
Fisher was so far out on the field that Asante actually was between him and the sideline.
ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III couldn't believe what he was seeing, replaying the play and circling Fisher on the Telestrator.
The 12th Man pic.twitter.com/hzQiUfAEUR— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 23, 2023
"I thought the play was dead," Fisher said after the game. "I was yelling at somebody else on the side and then the ball's coming back my way. I said, 'Dang, that ain't supposed to happen.'
"I'm lucky I didn't get ran over."
Fisher just stood, looking down, as Asante sprinted by for a 67-yard TD return. Afterward, he criticized his own performance.
"Bad execution on my part," he said. "I shoulda got out of the way."