WILD BOWL FINISH: Is this the best touchdown since the ‘Stanford Band Play’?

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Central Michigan players in a desperation move in their bowl game against Western Kentucky on Wednesday. (Photo: Screen grab from YouTube video)

NASSAU, Bahamas — With one second remaining in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, Central Michigan trailed Western Kentucky 49-42 and needed 75 yards to tie the game.

So Central Michigan dialed up this play:

But Central Michigan decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game, and the pass fell short. They lost to Western Kentucky 49-48.

The ‘Stanford Band Play’ refers to a game in 1982, when California used five lateral passes on the last play of the game to score the winning touchdown and gain a 25-20 disputed victory. Members of the Stanford Band had come onto the field midway through the return, believing that the game was over, which added to the ensuing confusion and folklore.

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1 Comment

  • ted

    2 point conversion, yeah? Good call….. first of all, fire the coach, second, this was an empty stadium? Absolutly no one was there!!! Why the bahamas? This meaningless bowl game would have cost thousands of dollars to go to,…. so no one did……

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