The Matchup: No. 25 LSU (6-2) at Kentucky (6-3), Nov. 9, 2002
Why It’s Here
Saturday’s Georgia-Auburn game probably brought back some tough memories for Wildcats fans.
Trailing 27-20 late in the fourth quarter, Kentucky rallied to tie the game with 2:14 remaining. The team’s defense then responded by forcing the Tigers to a three-and-out.
With just 1:07 remaining, the Wildcats took over inside LSU territory. Next thing you know, the team is kicking a 29-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining.
Kentucky players had doused their head coach with Gatorade. Wildcats fans began getting ready to storm the field. The Tigers bench looked like they were at a funeral.
But then, the amazing happened.
LSU quarterback Marcus Randall hurled the ball from his own 26 as time expired. The ball bounced off two Kentucky defenders and somehow found its way into the hands of Devery Henderson, who took it the rest of the way for the 74-yard touchdown.
Fans were in disbelief.
Half couldn’t believe what they had seen. The other half were oblivious to what had just happened, storming the field to take down the goal posts.
Heck, I’m sure you could still find one Wildcats fan who is 100 percent positive Kentucky won this game.
All stats and rankings used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com.
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