Throwback Thursday: LSU's Miracle Hail Mary in the 'Bluegrass Miracle'

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 14, 2014


SEC football has a storied history as one of the most dominant conferences in any sport, and few moments are as exciting as what became known as the "Bluegrass Miracle."

Back on Nov. 9, 2002, LSU led Kentucky 21-7 in the third quarter, but after an impressive comeback by the underdogs, Taylor Begley's field goal put the Wildcats up 30-27 with 11 seconds left.

The Wildcats began celebrating as if they had won, dumping water on their coach on the sidelines. Much to their dismay, LSU's Nick Saban then pulled out a string of plays that would make history. 

After a connection across the middle and a timeout, Tigers quarterback Marcus Randall took a shotgun snap with two seconds left. He rolled to his right and threw a bomb down the field that somehow escaped the outstretched hands of the Kentucky defensive backs and into the hands of LSU wide receiver Devery Henderson, who scampered into the end zone for the 33-30 win.

Is it college football season yet?