Monday, October 29, 2007

LATERALPALOOZA

Practice for the Milsaps Majors must have really sucked today…

…and we mean REALLY sucked.

In an unprecedented finish that had more twists and turns than the surreal Cal-Stanford ending of 1982, Trinity University (Tigers, 2,487 students, San Antonio, TX) executed 15 laterals before scoring a touchdown at the final gun to clinch an improbable 28-24 win over Millsaps College Majors, 1,106 students, Jackson, MS).

History will show that Riley Curry rumbled 44 yards through the exhausted Millsaps special teams to score the game-winner for Trinity. But no one will ever forget the sheer zaniness of the Lateralapalooza, from beginning to end, as the winning score lasted 46 seconds in real time -- most likely an NCAA record (if such records are kept).

In all, seven different Tigers touched the ball amongst the 15 laterals. It was every bit the ending to the famous Cal-Stanford finish a quarter-century ago -- minus the Millsaps band running onto the field before the final whistle.

"I can't even explain it," Millsaps senior safety Ray Kline told The Clarion-Ledger. "I guess they wanted it more than we did on that last play."

Perfect, after one of the most spectacular finishes in the history of the game, a player explains the loss with a cliché.

Classic.

Here's all the scoop and the video:
http://www.trinity.edu/departments/athletics/index.htm

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