There are many moments in sports that make people go, “Wow, that was incredible.” Especially with football season just starting up, there have been many recent games that had me saying that such phrase. I would say that the most recent “Mona Lisa” moment of a sporting event that I saw happened just last weekend. I was watching college football on espn.com (since I’m a poor college student and can’t afford a television or cable) and saw that the University of Michigan was playing Notre Dame. Now I don’t particularly root for either one of these schools but I’ll watch just about any college football game, plus this game was one of the few free games to watch on espn.com.
So i started watching just as the fourth quarter began, Notre Dame was winning 24-7 but Michigan had the ball on Notre Dame’s 2 yard line and were about to score. Michigan scored on he first play of the fourth quarter to make it 24-14. A few minutes later Michigan gets the ball again and score with a 14 yard pass from their quarterback, Denard Robinson. Now, Notre Dame is only winning 24-21 with about 10 minutes to go in the quarter.
After a few turnovers from both teams, the score remains 24-21, Michigan gets the ball with about 2 minutes left in the game. After a few plays, Denard Robinson throws a 21 yard pass for a touchdown with 1 minute to go. Michigan now leads the game 28-24. Notre Dame then gets the ball and marches down the field for a quick touchdown, a 30 yard pass from their quarterback Tommy Rees, with only 40 seconds left in the game.Notre Dame now leads it 31-28. Michigan than gets the ball with only 40 seconds left, Denard Robinson throws a 65 yard pass which puts Michigan in field goal range with only 15 seconds left. Michigan calls a timeout and the coach decides whether to kick a field goal to send it to overtime, or go for the touchdown. They decide not to kick the field goal and Denard Robinson comes out on to the field looking determined to win. With one last play, he throws the ball 15 yards for a touchdown with 4 seconds left in the game. Michigan ends up beating Notre Dame, 35-31, in undoubtedly the best game so this year, so far.