With two seconds left in regulation, Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field-goal attempt that would have given host University of Pittsburgh a victory over No. 24 Duke this past Saturday. After Duke went on to score two touchdowns in overtime to escape with a 51-48 win, Blewitt knew there was a bullet on his back. So what did he do? He told Bud Fox News:
“The fans got pretty ornery fast. I was scared. Look, I know I blew it. I mean Chris blew it. I mean Chris Blewitt blew it. I’m not him anymore. That night, I checked into the Red Roof Inn under the name Ima Fugitive. I got out of town on Sunday morning. We’ve got a bye next weekend, but I don’t even think that’s enough time for things to cool down.”
When asked what he’ll do for a kicker in Blewitt/Fugitive’s absence, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst told Bud Fox News:
“In the name of Jesus Chryst my brother, I don’t need this drama. We have a back-up kicker ready to go. He’s a walk-on from Altoona. His name is Tom Tewlough.”
For his sake, let’s hope he doesn’t live up to his name.