The Miami Miracle Miami's kickoff return at duke - how the wrong play worked for the Hurricanes

Down 27-24 with 6 seconds left and needing a miracle, the play Miami wanted to run was called "Music City," a nod to the play that worked for Tennessee against Buffalo in an NFL playoff game 15 years earlier. The Hurricanes had to scrap that play when the card was lost by a graduate assistant coach, and they came up with a new return on the fly. Dallas Crawford (25) was a last-second addition to the play because of his arm and his smarts.
Miami kept backing up during the return, and here - on the 7th of the 8 laterals - Corn Elder throws back to a waiting Dallas Crawford, who was inside the Miami 5 at the time.
Finally, Elder got the ball back and took off 91 yards, with some friends following along.
And then, they wait.
After nearly 10 minutes of waiting, the word came from referee Jerry Magallanes: "After review, there was never a knee down by any of the runners of Miami. However, the block in question was from the side, not from the back. It's a legal play. Touchdown. Game's over."
Miami interim coach Larry Scott took over that week for fired Al Golden.
Joyous fans and players.
"I knew we were going to win." _ Corn Elder

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