Barion Brown’s kickoff return TD nearly ended in disaster

Before the Kentucky Wildcats' season-opening game against Miami-Ohio on Saturday, it was clear that a large number of new players would play a significant role in the offensive plan.

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Fans of Kentucky have been anticipating the appearance of former 5-star recruit Barion Brown. The freshman has only graduated from high school by one year, yet he or she adjusted to the environment swiftly enough to secure a starting spot right away.

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The Cats struggled mightily in the opening period of their game against Miami-Ohio from the MAC, leading by just three points at halftime.

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By returning the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards to the house for six, Barion Brown made his intentions known to the Big Blue Nation.

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Brown was moving so quickly down the sideline that there didn't seem to be any obstruction to his amazing blitz into the end zone in real time.

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Fortunately, the evidence on review was inconclusive, and Barion Brown's first significant play as a Wildcat wasn't marred by an embarrassing slip-up.

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Whatever the case, let's not let the negative evaluation overshadow Brown's jaw-dropping speed during his Wildcat debut.

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From above, I could see the kickoff return, and I didn't believe the defender's angle would allow him to turn the corner.

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