Saturday’s early slate of games featured one of the wildest finishes of the college football season to date as the Central Michigan Chippewas came up with one of the upsets of the year thus far. Knocking off No. 22 Oklahoma State in epic fashion on the final play of the game, Central Michigan took their opponent down to the wire before ultimately coming away with a victory.
Needing a miracle, Central Michigan executed a perfect hail mary, hook and ladder play to stun the Cowboys while leaving the crowd in Stillwater stunned. While it appeared as if the game was over, the Chippewas found a way to score a major upset after being left for dead with no time left on the clock.
Oklahoma State had the ball with four seconds left on the clock, but handed Central Michigan one final opportunity after an intentional grounding penalty on fourth and 13 gave the Chippewas a lifeline. Cowboys’ quarterback Mason Rudolph’s blunder in throwing the ball directly out of bounds on what was supposed to be the final play of the game proved costly.
Given one final chance to come up with the upset, Central Michigan made no mistake as quarterback Cooper Rush found his wide out before the perfectly executed hook and ladder set up a miracle game-winning touchdown:
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The miracle win for Central Michigan pushes their record to 2-0 ahead of a Week 3 home matchup with UNLV. As for the Cowboys, the stunning loss will have the team searching for answers before facing a Pitt team next week that will be coming off a big rivalry win against Penn State.