USF freshman stuns Georgia Tech with back-to-back kick return touchdowns

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This might be the best set of plays from all of college football’s Week 2, and they happened before most of Saturday’s games had even started.

In South Florida’s nail-biter against Georgia Tech, the Bulls posted two touchdowns with stat lines that technically include zero plays for zero yards. How?

USF wide receiver and kick returner Terrence Horne ran back not one but two kicks for touchdowns in the first quarter. The freshman gave the Bulls a 7-3 lead after the first one and got it back for them, 14-10, after a Georgia Tech score with his second.

The flag called on the first touchdown return was against the Yellow Jackets, so it didn’t hurt Horne’s jaw-dropping performance.

His speed was particularly noticeable on his second touchdown return for 97 yards. As he avoided chaos in the middle and took off toward the left sideline, there were four Georgia Tech players farther downfield from him. Didn’t matter. He blew past them up the sideline and into the end zone.

Toward the end of the third quarter, Horne had racked up four returns for 250 yards. If you didn’t know he was a freshman, you’d think he’d been pulling off stunners like this for years.

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