The Mishap/Miracle in the Mud

Mishap


In the 2000 second round NCAA DIII playoff match-up, (9-0) Linfield paired off with a Central Dutch (11-0) team at a muddy Maxwell Field. The game was marred with a slippery surface and numerous turnovers by each team. The game moved into Overtime where Linfield booted a field goal by Scott Cannon to take a 17-14 lead. With Central not gaining a first down in their OT possession ,the Dutch lined up for a game tying field goal attempt. Then, the most heartbreaking, bizarre play occurred that ended the season of a Wildcat team that many thought was a National Title contender with a 20-17 controversial defeat.

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