Sure, Saturday’s action saw Florida State squeak by Boston College with a late field goal, and Minnesota’s late surge to knock off Nebraska was exciting, but the craziest finish of the night took place while most of us were sleeping.
Out West, Hawaii and UNLV was the very last game to wrap up Saturday night, and it ended in dramatic fashion with plenty of controversy.
With 15 seconds left, UNLV took a 35-31 lead with a 7-yard touchdown pass, but were flagged for TWO excessive celebration penalties while celebrating the touchdown. That helped Hawaii get the ball on the Rebel 42 yard line with all the time they needed. A few plays later they found themselves at the 20 heading in.
Then, with 5 seconds left, Hawaii threw an incomplete pass over the middle of the field, leaving one (very controversial) second left for a final shot at the end zone.
Here’s how that final second played out, with both the TV angle, and a view from the field.
The win brought Norm Chow’s squad their fourth win, to improve to 4-8 on the year, and the loss for UNLV dropped them to 2-10.