Posted October 28th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Down by two with only a couple seconds left in the game Trinity University out of San Antonio didn’t have much hope against the mighty Millsaps Majors. One play, 61 yards, and fifteen laterals later the Tigers were celebrating an improbably victory. Check out the video below:

Trinity did a great job of keeping the play alive and it actually looked like all of the laterals were legit laterals. Plays like this almost always end because someone (usually a lineman) makes a forward lateral in a panic. Somehow no players from either sideline wandered onto the field which also almost always happens.

Most of the 15 laterals didn’t accomplish much but kept the ball alive long enough that the Millsaps players at some point must have been bored because they seemed a little disinterested in the whole thing by the end of the play. They didn’t even seem too upset when Riley Curry took the ball into the end zone for the win.

What makes it even cooler is that I know the Bill Swint (and his family) who sent the video in and who I believe is the more excited one of the two announcers. Also, number 80 on the play is Shawn Thompson who went to my old high school and who I coached during my one inglorious season as a football coach at New Braunfels Canyon.

Amazing ending that will definitely be replayed for a long time.

Update: New end zone view of the “Mississippi Miracle” is posted below:


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  1. reply to  #1


    That play puts Cal Stanford heroics to shame!!! Why we watch sports right there!!!

  2. reply to  #2

    Hook'Em Horns

    That is amazing!

  3. reply to  #3


    holy crap that was cool

  4. reply to  #4


    that was redunkulous…equal or even better than the mcguffie hurdle..

  5. reply to  #5

    Steve Goodman

    Even more than Flutie-to-Phelan, the Cal-Stanford trombone play with Kevin Moen, the dad getting out of the stands to help his limping son to the finish in that great Olympic moment, THAT was the most amazing sports play I’ve EVER seen! There is something about San Antonio (see the Spurs and their quiet dynasty) and teamwork that is setting an example for the rest of the country (except for the New England area) in this selfish, me-first age.

  6. reply to  #6


    Just goes to show you- Where there is a will, there is a way. Way to go Horns.

  7. reply to  #7

    Hook'Em Horns

    The Tech and atm parent, known as ( House Divided) needs to read what I posted on the other page if you havent already read what I had to say. Im sure you know what bulletin we were arguing about. Go Horns!

  8. reply to  #8


    The fact the ball hits the ground and bounces up to the Trinity player who runs it in for the score, is icing on the cake for me. That play is more remarkable than Cal/Stanford.

  9. reply to  #9


    Best Play of the Year, Period.

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