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by Ivan Maisel

Mark Philbrick, BYU Photo Services

#81
BROWN DELIVERS

San Diego | Dec. 19, 1980

SMU led BYU, 45-25, in the 1980 Holiday Bowl with about 4:00 left. The Cougars scored twice, then blocked a Mustang punt, recovering at the SMU 41 with :13 to play. After two incompletions, quarterback Jim McMahon threw a Hail Mary. Tight end Clay Brown and SMU defensive back Wes Hopkins both came down with it. Tie goes to the offense, and after an extra point, miracle went to BYU, 46-45.

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