Chris Creighton has been coaching football, at some level, since 1991.
And he'd never seen that before.
During Saturday's game, Eastern Michigan kicked off from the opponent's 20-yard-line.
"It's one of them," Creighton said with a laugh Monday morning, when asked on a conference call if that's one the strangest scenarios he's seen on a football field.
"It's definitely a bizarre situation. I even asked our team yesterday, 'Has anybody ever been a part of it or seen that,' and not a single hand went in the air."
Here's how it happened.
With less than 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Eastern Michigan's Jaylen Pickett intercepted a pass from Charlotte's Kevin Olsen and returned it 36 yards for the touchdown and a 34-6 lead.
On the play, Charlotte's Austin Duke was flagged for a personal foul, as was Jarred Barr. That's 30 yards there.
Then, on the PAT, Larry Ogunjobi was called for roughing the kicker.
Forty-five yards in penalties, and EMU was kicking off from Charlotte's 20.
"What do you do?" Creighton said. "We kicked the onside kick. I was a little worried that it would go out of bounds.
"I've never been a part of it. If we were to do it again, I think we would end up doing the same thing.
"We don't have any regrets."
It was a tricky situation, as a kick into the end zone would start Charlotte on the 25-yard line — past where the kickoff started from. And a kick out of bounds would've started Charlotte at the 35, even worse.
Charlotte recovered the onside kick and returned it 2 yards to its 16-yard line.
The Eagles won the game, 37-19, to improve to 2-1 on the season.