Friday, November 10, 2006

The Mother of All Comebacks

A lot of crazy things have happened this season, including Oregon's stunning comeback to defeat Oklahoma, 34-33. (OK, so the referees helped.) But nothing can match what happened 35 years ago in what is known as the Miracle Game at UC Davis. The Aggies stunned Cal State Hayward, 30-29, by scoring 16 points in the final 20 seconds. And the crazy thing is that Davis did it with no timeouts. The 1971 game film is still a major part of team lore, and a key member of that Aggie squad was none other than Mike Bellotti, a tight end. "I truly believe that you're never out of a game," said Bellotti, now the coach at Oregon. "That game was probably the catalyst for that belief."

2 comments:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

surely some cows were tipped after that big Davis win...

Anonymous said...

Sure that ain't Will Ferrell?
Thought he was a USC fan?