Western Michigan beats Toledo after scoring a touchdown on a fake spike play. Toledo had a 99.6% chance to win this game with 1:08 left in the game
Western Michigan beats Toledo after scoring a touchdown on a fake spike play. Toledo had a 99.6% chance to win this game with 1:08 left in the game from sports
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Shoutouts to anyone else who bet wmu
What’s the deal with the whistles? Does it matter?
That whistle was to start the clock. I’m assuming this was after a first down. For those who may not know: In college football the clock is paused to reset the down and distance on first down, and starts again with the referees whistle.
This is what we call Maction
I just happened to turn this on with 1:45ish left on the clock. Great finish!
non-potato quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI6U6Cwh4Z4
This clip doesn’t show it but the lead-up to it was crazy too. Toledo was up by 3, and decided to go for it on 4th and 11, to try to put the game away. They converted and scored a TD on the next play. After the ensuing kickoff, Western Michigan needed to score 10 points to tie the game.
So Western Mich was still down by 10 with just over a minute left. They got a long pass that put them a couple yards out of the end zone. After a couple of penalties on the defense, they had a one-yard TD run. The extra point would have put them within a FG with :45 seconds left, but then they missed the extra point! So they were down by four. Now they had to score a *second* TD instead of a FG.
Then they recovered the onside kick. Then they made three completions in a row, the last with about 17 seconds left on the clock. So they ran up to “spike” it, which is when this play happened.
EDIT: Thanks to /u/geremye, corrected what happened on Toledo’s last drive.
I don’t follow American football, could someone please explain why western Michigan would have been doing a spike play to begin with when they’re so close to the end zone? I’m confused as to why Toledo thought they were going to spike it, wouldn’t they have been trying to score a touchdown?
I don’t understand why the defense didn’t even line up properly. They clearly saw the offense set in a formation that is not common to spiking the ball. Did they simply lose track of a player?
Michigan finally gets revenge for the Toledo War
Lol that poor safety saw it coming and couldn’t get the corner to run over.
Even Falcons would be proud of this choke job
This was one of the best finishes and games I’ve watched. Such a fun, whacky game. MAC conference at its finest bringing the heat on a Wednesday night. Love it
I could’ve sworn it was illegal to motion to spike the ball but not, for this very reason.
Edit: Nvm I was thinking of faking taking a knee.
Defense blew an assignment. QB saw wide open uncovered receiver. If the defense does their job this is a spike and not a pass.
I used to be the WMU mascot “Buster the Bronco” and all I have to say is this…. LETS RIDE MOTHER FUCKER!!! What a game!
I live in Kalamazoo and was out when this happened. We all went wild! It’s a big night for us Broncos
What does spiking the ball mean?
Hi guys – non US person here. Why was there an expectation that the team that was behind would spike the ball so close to the opponents end zone?
Not how I want to see the college I attended appear on /r/ sports
FIGHT FIGHT ON FOR WESTERN
Is the other team stupid? It’s 1st and goal and maybe 10 yards to go with about 19 seconds left. Why would they relax on defense if the other team is down by 4 and so close to scoring with 19 seconds left. Plus the other team already set up. Just stupid football IQ. They ain’t spiking to kick a field goal. Plenty of time to score especially that close.
What is a fake spike play? I don’t know shit about american football.
Hell yeah go Broncos! I miss going to Western games.
Fight Broncos, Fight! Fight with all your might! Western win this game!
Go Broncos! When I was there I never once imagined seeing them on ESPN. Good to see
Row the fuckin boat
I’ll admit, as a European I don’t understand the rules of this game.
The players playing it too, apparently.
Explain it like I am European
99.6% chance to win when the opponent is a few points down, 20 seconds on the clock and only 9 yards away from scoring? Seems incorrect.