Football is often a game of big plays. With the game on the line, the Badgers came up with two, back-to-back, that will be tough to top.
On third and goal from the 17, Frye stepped up in the pocket and drilled a pinpoint pass to tight end Mike Brake, who made the catch at the one-yard line with Wisconsin safety Ryan Aiello draped all over him.
Trailing by three, the Zips elected to go for it on fourth down.
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"I don't think overtime was good idea,"
As Hendry plunged over
"I knew that was the play they were going to run," said Aiello. "It is all gaps. Everyone staying in their gaps and getting to the back in time."
Few plays could have topped that goal line stand. The next one did.
"We need some kind of momentum change, somehow someway," White said.
"(The defense) stopped them, it was a sudden change, we got on the field and I ran to the huddle," quarterback Jim Sorgi said. "They called the play and I said, ‘great call.'"
"I know it is for me," Evans said. "I'm amped up. It is a critical time and that is the time to make the play."
Sorgi dropped back, set and surveyed the field with all the time in the world to deliver the pass. He had overshot five open receivers on deep passes at different points in the game. This time, though, there was no doubt. Sorgi's pass sailed perfectly down field toward Evans, who was racing down the sideline.
Evans snagged the pass in stride, making the catch at the 38-yard line. In a fraction of a second he left the defensive back in the dust and sprinted uncontested down the sideline for an improbable 99-yard, game-shifting touchdown.
"It was a play that, it is a one-man route," Evans said. "It is either hit or miss. ‘Sorg' had a good protection and he laid he ball out there where I didn't have to stop for it."