Very few people expected Saturday’s game between Southern Methodist and Rutgers to be an exhilarating shootout, but that’s exactly what it turned out to be when SMU erased a 35-14 deficit to tie the game with just over a minute remaining. The Mustangs needed to convert a two-point conversion to force overtime, and they did so in incredible fashion.
SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert scrambled out of the pocket to keep the play alive and somehow threw a strike to wide receiver Jeremy Johnson on the complete opposite side of the field. The ball had to have traveled 40 yards in the air, and Johnson made an acrobatic play to tap his toe in the back of the end zone and secure the catch. If you had SMU in the “play of the weekend” pool this week, step forward and collect your winnings.
H/T Jimmy Traina