Stanford took a 16-13 lead over UCLA on a 10-yard touchdown catch by Nate Iese with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. Sportsbooks had the Cardinal as either 3 or 3.5-point favorites so many had great interest in the Bruins’ last-ditch effort.
The final play of the game delivered an all-time bad beat or all-time great win depending on which ticket was held. Stanford’s Joey Alfieri forced a fumble on a Hail Mary attempt that was recovered and returned by Solomon Thomas for a 42-yard score.
Congratulations — or condolences — are in order.