A brief history of the Hail Mary, told by those who have been on either side of some of football's more famous miracles.
Moments after Georgia's Aaron Murray rushed in a touchdown to give the Bulldogs the lead late, Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis caught a 73-yard Hail Mary pass tipped into the air by UGA defenders and gave the Tigers an improbable win that keeps their SEC championship hopes alive.
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The fifty yard heave pinballed around for a few seconds before finally landing in the hands of McCluster. The play ended a streak of 31 possessions without an offensive touchdown.
For about 59 minutes and 56 seconds it appeared that MTSU's blackout was going to be as successful as Georgia's. Then, in final four seconds, MTSU's Joe Craddock lifted a pass and the blackout took over. That's the only explanation for what Florida Atlantic's defensive backs were doing on the final play of the…