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Where was the trombone player?

Even if you have seen the ridiculous finish to the Division III game Saturday between Trinity (Texas) and Millsaps (Miss.), you need to watch it again. And if you haven’t seen it, enjoy!

Frankly, I was absolutely excited to learn someone covered the game at the the San Antonio Express-News.

“It was the most remarkable play I’ve ever seen in college football,” Trinity coach Steve Mohr said in a telephone interview.

An hour after the game, the Tigers were still trying to figure out how Millsaps failed to make a tackle that began out of desperation at the Trinity 40, with the Majors leading 24-22, and two seconds remaining.

Junior receiver Shawn Thompson caught a pass over the middle from Barmore at the Millsaps 44 and started a series of laterals.

It ended with Curry picking up the final lateral off the turf and running for the score, denying what would have been a conference-title clinching victory for the Majors.

“As soon as I saw (Curry) in the end zone, I fell down and started crying,” Barmore said. “I’m kind of a big baby.”

I’m of the opinion history takes its place over time and the enormity of the moment can never compromise just how big one play or one game was. However, that’s the just about the craziest finish I’ve ever seen in a football game. It’s close to Cal-Stanford, and probably a tad behind, but still right there. Considering the era, if a house DJ had been trampled instead of a trombone player, I’d give Trinity-Millsaps the nod. In time, the one finish that ought to pass them all is from the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Honorable mention: 2005 Alamo Bowl, Michigan-Wisconsin and what might have been.