Bart Hendricks, Gerald Alexander and the combination of Tony Hilde and Willie Bowens are the latest entries in the BroncoCountry Finals of the summer series to determine the Top 100 Plays in Bronco Football History. Those three join plays by Jared Zabransky & Drisan James, the duo of Eric Guthrie & Don Hutt and the 1994 Flea Flicker as winners of the six Qualifying Round polls thus far.
The Hilde to Bowens pass play that defeated
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Hendricks' 77-yard touchdown through the middle of the UTEP defense to open the second half helped the Broncos win the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl. That play attracted 48 percent support in Poll Six. Hendricks' play beat out Tyler Jones' last-second 46-yard field goal that beat Tulsa in 2004, John Broadous's record 100-yard kickoff return against Idaho in 1981, Lou Fanucchi's 50-yard touchdown against Arkansas in 2002, Jason Payne's deflection in the end zone that gave Boise State a win over Weber State in 1994, Gabe Franklin's stop of Adam Trefalis in 2004 that won that game against San Jose State and the miracle Tony Mamaril catch on a fake punt against Wisconsin in 1997.
Each BroncoCountry poster has the opportunity to vote now in Qualifying Polls Seven, Eight and Nine. By reading the description of each play in the polls and viewing videos that show the play itself, you do not have to have been there to be able to vote. It is easy to make an objective decision with the tools given to you.
The twelve Qualifying Poll winners will join 48 Preliminary Round winners for a total of 60 plays in the Finals. The Final Round begins June 23rd on BroncoCountry.