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#pounditWednesday, July 24, 2024

Reggie Bush: Matthew Stafford fake spike was like Bush Push

If there’s anyone who can understand the feeling and emotion of winning in surprising fashion on a crazy fake spike play at the goal line, it’s Reggie Bush.

Reggie Bush pushBack in 2005, Bush’s No. 1-ranked USC Trojans beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium 34-31 on a similar quarterback sneak for a touchdown. USC was down 31-28 and had a 2nd-and-goal with seven seconds left. Matt Leinart tried to sneak the ball in and was stuffed, but Bush pushed him into the end zone in what is now considered an illegal move. The Trojans won the game to maintain their undefeated season, and the game is remembered as one of the best in the last 10 years and history of the rivalry between the teams.

After his Detroit Lions came back to beat the Dallas Cowboys Sunday 31-30 on Matthew Stafford’s fake spike-turned-quarterback sneak for a touchdown play, Bush sent this tweet:

Here’s the play that got it done:

Bush had 92 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and 8 catches for 30 yards. But his teammate Calvin Johnson was a monster going for 329 yards and a touchdown on 14 catches. The 329 receiving yards in a single game are second-most in NFL history. Bush also tweeted his respect to Megatron for that performance:

The only thing that could make Stafford’s fake spike more similar to the Bush Push scenario would be if Jason Garrett were awarded a multi-million contract for his effort in the loss.


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