Today’s Central Michigan Hail Mary, which gave the Chippewas an upset win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater, is one of the craziest, coolest plays you’ll ever see.
On the final play of the game, with the Chippewas trailing by three, quarterback Cooper Rush found Jesse Kroll on a Hail Mary pass, who lateraled it to Malik Fountain for a truly unbelievable touchdown.
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— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 10, 2016
Oklahoma State had the game all but won. With four seconds left, rather than run backwards or pooch punt on fourth down to kill the remainder of the clock and win the game, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph threw the ball and was called for intentional grounding. That gave CMU one play, with no time on the clock, to complete the miracle Hail Mary lateral game-winner.
The Hail Mary was perfect. The lateral may somehow be even better. Central Michigan was a 21-point underdog on the road. Instead, they leave the victors over a strong Big 12 program.
This may be the craziest play we’ve seen since…Central Michigan at the Popeyes Bowl back in 2014? That one also involved a bunch of laterals.
College football was supposed to have a down week, and instead, we’ve seen a number of awesome games.
Happy Saturday, everyone.