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Virginia’s Juan Thornhill blocks extra point and returns it 98 yards to score

Hoos go the distance for the extra two points against Indiana.

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Well, you don’t see that often. After the Indiana Hoosiers scored a touchdown following a fumbled kickoff by Joe Reed, the Hoos blocked the extra point and made something of it. Juan Thornhill, a senior safety for the Cavaliers, got a hand on the kick and forced it to the ground. He corralled the ball, and with the help of his teammates, returned it 98 yards for the rare defensive two-point conversion.

While it’s technically called a “defensive extra point”, it’s worth two points and it put the Hoos a little closer to the Hoosiers at 13-9 with just under six minutes to play in the first quarter.