The biggest comeback in college football history: 2006 Michigan State’s 35-point comeback over Northwestern. UCLA just completed a 34-point comeback, beating A&M 45-44 after this fake spike touchdown pass by Josh Rosen.
Via ESPN’s Edward Aschoff:
UCLA QB Josh Rosen said the idea behind the fake spike on the game-winning touchdown came from new OC Jedd Fisch and it was meant to put the defense to sleep which bought him an extra second on his pass
If a comeback that large seems familiar, it should, because it all started at the exact same point in the game as the Patriots’ Super Bowl run:
Epic comebacks start at 2:06 in the 3rd:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 4, 2017
Super Bowl LI: Falcons led Patriots 28-3
Exactly 29 weeks later...
Texas A&M led UCLA 44-10 pic.twitter.com/ZBBKxOUEzt
The game was bananas. The first half was all Aggies. After the Bruins took a 3-0 lead to begin the game, Texas A&M went on a tear ending the first quarter 17-3.
The second quarter was more of the same. Texas A&M’s running back, Keith Ford, rushed for two touchdowns. This is on top of another rushing touchdown he scored in the first quarter.
Rosen was getting obliterated in the game. Some thought he might not even last the entire game. The Aggies went into halftime up 38-10, and the game seemed all but over for Josh Rosen and the Bruins.
The third quarter was much of the same with the Aggies kicking a couple field goals and UCLA scoring a touchdown with two minutes left in the quarter. The fourth quarter was all Rosen and UCLA. Rosen completed a pass to Darren Andrews for a touchdown just a couple minutes into the quarter. Five minutes later, Rosen again connected with Andrews for a 42-yard touchdown.
And somewhere around there, the madness REALLY started.