It's not too common that a team is forced to throw up a Hail Mary pass in the middle of the second quarter, but it's also not too common that a team faces a third-and-45 situation.
But both of those were the case for Southern Methodist in the second quarter against North Texas on Saturday. And it worked. Just like coach Chad Morris drew it up.Quarterback Matt Davis launched it into the end zone on a third-and-45, where he found Courtland Sutton in heavy coverage for the miraculous score to put the Mustangs up 24-7.
A 52-yard pass to start the drive took SMU down to the 11-yard line, but that's where things got weird.
There was a false start before the next play, making it first-and-15. Then a run lost four yards, the Mustangs were called for consecutive holds, and just like that it was second-and-39.
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A loss of one yard on a run made it third-and-40, before another false start set up the third-and-nearly-half-the-field situation. And yet SMU somehow came away with the red zone score.
Check out the ridiculous pass below and see for yourself.
Courtland Sutton coming up with the BIG plays for @smu_football on @liveonasn pic.twitter.com/iRRoMgYOdv— American Football (@American_FB) September 4, 2016