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Villanova QB Daniel Smith completes perhaps the craziest touchdown pass ever

Villanova QB Daniel Smith completes perhaps the craziest touchdown pass ever

4/18/2021 9:40:00 AM

Villanova QB Daniel Smith completes perhaps the craziest touchdown pass ever

Folks may have to watch this video more than a few times to figure out what happened on a bizarre, 1-yard touchdown pass.

College football is still being played in this country, and Villanova may have just pulled off one of the craziest touchdown passes ever seen.The game between the Villanova Wildcats and Delaware Blue Hens is part of the final week of spring among NCAA FCS schools, which used to be known as Div. I-AA. Delaware led, 27-13, on Saturday with just over three minutes to go. Villanova got the ball down to the 1-yard line with a 3rd-and-goal play.

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Villanova quarterback Daniel Smith took the snap out of the shotgun, then ran a sprint roll to the right. A Delaware defender tripped up Smith around the 9-yard line. As Smith hurdled toward the ground and into a roll, he flung the ball behind his back and blindly into the air. The ball traveled into the end zone, right into the arms of Charlie Gilroy for a score.

The defender who tripped up Smith had already begun celebrating what he thought was a sack, unbeknownst a touchdown just occurred.The Villanova football team celebrated a wacky touchdown pass on Saturday, April 17, 2021, against the Delaware Blue Hens. Delaware won the regular-season finale, 27-20. This photo is from a Villanova victory over Temple in 2018. headtopics.com

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesDelaware led, 27-20, after Villanova's extra point, and that would be the final score of the game.Here's a clip of the unbelievable throw and catch, via The Athletic's, which called the play a"cheat code" — a reference to football video games.

This is a cheat code. 🤯 Read more: Newsweek »

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