Fresno State vs. Illinois: Best Ending on Big Day of College Football
You can have your Cincinnati comeback against Pittsburgh and your Texas last-second field goal against Nebraska. For me, the wildest ending in college football on Saturday took place at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, where the Fresno State Bulldogs beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 53-52 thanks to a two-point conversion from a 350-pound offensive lineman.
After Fresno receiver Jamel Hamler scored a touchdown to make the score 52-51 with two seconds left, the Bulldogs decided to go for two. On the conversion attempt, Fresno quarterback Ryan Colburn rolled out, was nearly sacked and chucked the ball to Hamler. The ball was batted in the air, and somehow the enormous guard Devan Cunningham grabbed it and fell forward into the end zone for the score.
"That's not exactly how the play was drawn up," Fresno State coach Pat Hill said, "but it counts."
Yes, it does count: It counts as maybe the best play of the year in college football.