On a punt attempt, the snap sails over the punter's head. He runs back to retrieve it (at about the 10 yard line) then sprints into his own end zone for a safety, giving the other team 2 points and the ball. The announcer said something like "what a smart move" but didn't really explain why he thought it was so brilliant.
I failed to see the wisdom in giving the other team two points. Does anyone have a good rationale for what the punter did?