The Dartmouth Big Green came into Cambridge on Saturday with an undefeated record and all the momentum. The Harvard Crimson had them on upset alert until the final play when a last-second prayer saved Dartmouth’s perfect season on a stunning tip-drill miracle.
Dartmouth quarterback Derek Kyler rolled around in the pocket with the final seconds ticking down until finally escaping and unleashing the Hail Mary. Crimson defensive back Isaiah Wingfield soared in the air and tipped the ball up rather than knocking it down.
The ball fluttered in the air until Dartmouth receiver Masaki Aerts hauled it in for the game-winning score.
An unbelievable play that so often ends in disappointment gave Dartmouth the season-saving miracle it needed. In a game where neither team could find the end zone of nearly the entire game, it’s remarkable that the game’s final play delivered an unbelievable moment.
It’s a single moment that both fan bases will remember for years to come. Now Dartmouth can return home and prepare for next week’s clash against undefeated Princeton in an epic battle between two powerhouse programs.