SMU football scores a touchdown on a 3rd-and-45 conversion
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.
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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.
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.