Miracle Bowl (BYU vs. SMU)
Known for its high-powered offense, the team cut loose at this bowl game while getting the help they needed from their defense when they needed it most. Down six (45-39) with 13 seconds left, their defense blocked a punt, setting up last chances at opponent’s 41-yard line. On 3rd down with 3 seconds left on the clock, the free-spirited quarterback dropped back to his own 46-yard line and heaved a long-ball into the endzone, somehow finding his receiver amid a sea of defenders. The extra point was good. Final score: 46-45. The 2-time All-American quarterback is perhaps best known for later leading his team to their 1985 Super Bowl victory.
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