Tulane’s Fake Kneel Sets Up One Of The Most Electric College Football Finishes You’ll See All Year

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I did not expect to be devoting an article solely to the Tulane vs. Houston game, but that is the beauty of college football, magic can happen anytime, anywhere.

Tulane pulled off one of the most unlikely victories you’ll see all year in its matchup against the Houston Cougars. Sprinkle in some incredible plays and this game could very well define the Green Wave’s season.

Tulane (3-1) were getting crushed 28-7 with 13:16 left in the second quarter after quarterback D’Eriq King’s 35-yard touchdown run. Sidenote: this touchdown marked the 15th straight game King recorded a passing and rushing touchdown, an FBS record.

Tulane stormed back to tie the game at 31 a piece, and with under 20 seconds left in the game, Tulane had the ball at their own 30-yard line and looked to be in kneeling-for-overtime formation.

Not so fast.


Tulane running back Amare Jones scampered for an 18-yard run, bringing the offense just shy of midfield with 12 seconds remaining.

Then this happened.

Tulane receiver Jalen McCleskey’s electric 53-yard game-winning touchdown capped off an incredible 120-yard, two touchdown night for the Oklahoma State transfer.

In the words of Chip Douglas from The Cable Guy: “I love thish game.”


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