The Vikings’ blocked extra point during the 22-19 overtime victory on Saturday has been named the national Play of the Week by D3football.com.
After a Majors touchdown late in the fourth quarter, Jackson Putnam blocked the point after attempt resulting in a 98-yard return by Jordan Arnett to tie the game and send it to overtime. The Vikings would then block another field goal in overtime to set up reigning SAA Special Teams Player of the Week, Obie Brannon, for a 43-yard game-winner.
The Vikings improved to 7-1 and 5-1 in SAA play with the win, and are knotted up with Washington University in St. Louis and Centre College at the top of the conference leaderboard.
Berry was about to go down by three points late in the game but that all turned around when Mamadou Soumahoro blocked an extra point and Jordan Arnett returned it 98 yards for two points, knotting up the game with Millsaps at 19-19 with 2:47 to go.
Freshman kicker Obie Brannon was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for his performance
The award comes after Brannon was named the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. The Canton, Ga., native notched a game-winning 43-yard field goal in overtime, leading Berry to a 22-19 win. Brannon was 2-for-2 on both field goal attempts and PATs in the win, opening up the Vikings’ scoring with a 35-yard field goal five minutes into the game.
Brannon also added four punts for a 34.3 average while placing one inside the Major’s 20. In his past two games for Berry, after taking over for the injured All-Conference kicker, Mitchell Blanchard, Brannon is now a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, as well as a perfect 3-for-3 in PATs. Behind Brannon’s career-long 43-yarder, the Vikings are now 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the SAA.