Here's the situation: You're up 34-31 with 12:07 left in the fourth quarter in a conference game on the road. It's 4th-and-1. More accurately, it's 4th-and-1 foot. You've got the ball on your own 45-yard line.
What do you do?
Plenty, if not the majority, of coaches would go for it. But very few would go with the play call offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf pulled out of his sleeve. Thinking that a quarterback sneak or a running back dive would just be too simple, Langsdorf called for quarterback Sean Mannion to toss the ball to running back Terron Ward who then threw it back to Mannion, who then launched it downfield to wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The pass was good for 48 yards, setting up a 1st-and-Goal at the Utah seven-yard line.
The Beavers settled for a field goal and would go on to win the game 51-48 in overtime. In case you missed it, we named this game the ninth-best in college football in the month of September.