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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | September 17, 2016

EMU kicks off from opponent's 20-yard line after penalties

Penalties assessed on kickoffs can often be back breakers. In a game where the fight for field position never ends, neither side can afford to give up any yards whether receiving or kicking the ball.

Well, in Saturday's game between Eastern Michigan and Charlotte, these penalties simply resulted in one of the strangest plays you'll see all season.

Three 15-yard dead ball penalties were assessed to Charlotte prior to Eastern Michigan's kickoff, allowing the Eagles to set up at the 20-yard line — in Charlotte territory.

With this rare opportunity to tee off in the red zone, Eastern Michigan attempted the low-risk on-side kick, which it failed to recover.

Add this play to the running list of things you never thought you'd see on the football field.

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