Ohio State's Blake Haubeil pulls off the most perfect onside kick you'll ever see (Watch)

Blake SchusterYahoo Sports Contributor
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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/277126/" data-ylk="slk:Blake Haubeil">Blake Haubeil</a> #95 of the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaw/teams/ohio-st/" data-ylk="slk:Ohio State Buckeyes">Ohio State Buckeyes</a> kicks off against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaw/teams/florida-atlantic/" data-ylk="slk:Florida Atlantic Owls">Florida Atlantic Owls</a> at Ohio Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Blake Haubeil #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes kicks off against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ohio Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Look at this kick. No, seriously. Look. Don’t take your eyes off it. Hit the rewind button a few times if you’d like. This, folks, is peak performance.

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There will be no more perfectly executed onside kick in the history of college football. Place it in a museum. Scratch that, dedicate a new museum to it.

What you just witnessed was an Ohio State team — up 14-0 in the first quarter at that point against a bad Maryland team on the road —deciding to challenge itself against inferior competition.

Sure, Chris Olave was essentially uncovered near the sidelines, but getting the ball to him required a kick with more precision than most college quarterbacks are capable of making with their arms. The man responsible for that work of art is Blake Haubeil, a junior from Buffalo, New York, who became the first placekicker to get a scholarship from Ohio State since Sean Nuernberger in 2014.

That was certainly a scholarship well spent.

Ohio State was playing without star defensive end Chase Young after he was suspended by the school on Friday “due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into.”

The Buckeyes didn’t really need him to beat Maryland though, especially when their kicker can drop a dime like that.

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