The Maroon team dialed up a Hail Mary play with fewer than 10 seconds remaining.
Connor White, sophomore quarterback for the Maroon team, had three options on the play—Jafus Gaines (senior wide receiver), Lawrence White (senior tight end) and Ryan Garrey (senior wide receiver).
Gaines told Garrey to get in front of the defense so he could sneak behind it in case the ball was tipped.
White rolled to his left as the defense collapsed, throwing the ball toward Gaines. The Gold team deflected the ball into Gaines’ hands for the game-winning touchdown. The Maroon team left Bobcat Stadium with a 23-21 victory.
“Those plays don’t happen every often,” White said. “It was a lot of fun. I don’t know if you can end it any funner than that.”