While the NCAA Tournament has most of the sports attention this weekend, college football is going on too (at the FCS level). And Weber State won on Saturday in one of the craziest finishes we’ll see in all of football in 2021.
It looked like it was going to be a tough loss for Weber State when Northern Arizona scored a touchdown to take a 23-22 lead with 17 seconds left. And things appeared as bleak for the Wildcats when they were at the 50-yard line with only two seconds remaining. The opportunity for a field goal was gone, so they had to go to the end zone.
Well, Weber State indeed found the end zone on a 50-yard bomb (closer to a 60-yard throw in reality) from quarterback Randall Johnson that landed in the hands of Justin Malone for a walk-off touchdown. A 28-23 Weber State victory, in miracle fashion:
RANDALL JOHNSON. JUSTIN MALONE. TOUCHDOWN.#PurpleReign #WeAreWeber #BigSkyFB #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/6Mku6z9UEb
— Weber State Football 🏈 (@weberstatefb) March 27, 2021
This alternate angle provides a great look at the play:
@weberstatefb win it on the Hail Mary #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/oTUPbBNKGe
— Real Sports Live (@RSL4Utah) March 27, 2021
An amazing play, and it keeps Weber State undefeated at 3-0. It’s also a very unfortunate way for Northern Arizona to lose; the Lumberjacks fall to 1-2.