Central Michigan University was trailing Western Kentucky University by seven points with just one second remaining in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl on Wednesday — but they refused to give up.
Central Michigan snapped the ball from its 25-yard line, knowing they needed to go 75 yards in one play to avoid the loss. Before we reveal any spoilers, watch the incredible play:
Here's a more complete version with several replays:
The quarterback threw the ball nearly 50 yards down the field into traffic, and it was somehow caught by one of his receivers. The receiver then lateraled the ball to a teammate as he was tackled — and then two more players did the same.
Though it looked like No. 84, the last player to take possession of the ball, still might not make it into the end zone, he reached out for the pylon and scored the touchdown. The score completed an epic comeback as Western Kentucky was winning 42-14 at the half.
Despite the valiant effort, Central Michigan ended up failing on the ensuing two-point conversion and still lost the game 49-48.