You’ve got to hand it to the SEC: It has a knack for producing ridiculous football plays.
Saturday night’s showdown in Tuscaloosa between No. 2 Alabama and No. 15 Ole Miss promised to be a doozy after the Rebels shocked the Crimson Tide last season. It was living up to expectations in the third quarter with Ole Miss holding a slim 7-point lead.
Then this happened.
This play could have been so many bad things for Ole Miss: a fumble, a sack, an interception. Instead, quarterback Chad Kelly’s desperation heave miraculously bounced right into the hands of wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who took off for a 66-yard touchdown to put the Rebels up two scores.
The insane touchdown was reminiscent of Auburn’s crazy Hail Mary to stun Georgia in 2013, and appeared to produce a similar reaction inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Ole Miss went on to win 43-37 after an absolutely wild second half to pick up its second consecutive win over the Crimson Tide and first victory at Alabama since 1988.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Thumbnail photo via Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo (8) runs for a touchdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Rebels defeated the Tide 43-37.
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