9. Flutie Did It!
"Looks, uncorks a deep one toward the end zone, Phelan is down there (oh he got it!), did he get it (he got it!)?, Yes! Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown Boston College! He did it! He did it! Flutie did it!"
After Bernie Kosar and Miami marched down the field and scored a go-ahead touchdown with just 28 seconds remaining, Boston College seemed done for in this memorable 1984 college football showdown. The diminutive star quarterback Doug Flutie had done everything imaginable the entire game to keep the Eagles in it, but the Hurricanes appeared to have finally closed the deal.
After a couple of plays, the Eagles got the ball down to Miamiâ€™s 48-yard line with 10 seconds left. A Flutie incompletion on the next play left Boston College with 6 seconds on the clock and 48 yards to go for the win. On what would be the gameâ€™s final play, Flutie was flushed from the pocket and rolled to his right to escape Miamiâ€™s pressure. With one final second remaining, he heaved the ball toward the end zone and amazingly, the pass traveled just over the outstretched arms of the Hurricanes defenders and into the hands of Boston College receiver Gerry Phelan. As Flutie jubilantly leaped into the arms of his offensive linemen, WRKO's Dan Davis let all the listeners know that it was Flutie that had indeed done the impossible, which proved just enough to win him the Heisman Trophy that season.