Oct 5, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) celebrates with defensive back Kenneth Acker (21) after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

SMU’s Garrett Gilbert converts ridiculous 2-point conversion (Video)


Remember Garrett Gilbert? He played for the Texas Longhorns at one point and came into the 2010 BCS National Championship Game when Colt McCoy went down with an injury early on. In that game he completed 15 of 40 passes, threw for 186 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

Well he transferred to Southern Methodist University when he was released from Texas following a disappointing season in 2010. The release meant he was able to play and wasn’t required to sit out for a season.

SMU and Gilbert were taking on Rutgers in Dallas today. SMU found themselves down 35 to 14 at the start of the fourth quarter. They responded with 21 unanswered points in that quarter to tie it up. The game tying touchdown, and following two-point conversion was the highlight of the game.

SMU wide receiver Jeremy Johnson appeared to be down short of the end zone but the referees awarded SMU the touchdown and confirmed it after watching the replay. The replay looks like he was down about a half a yard short of the end zone but they upheld the call.

Because SMU missed an extra point on their first touchdown of the 4th quarter they needed a two-point conversion. What happened was just a ridiculous play from Garret Gilbert. That score tied the game and forced overtime.

Watch it below:


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