Buffalo State is now the clubhouse leader in trick plays.
While trailing Division III No. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-0 and facing a fourth-and-19 late in the game, the Bengals executed a hook-and-double-lateral for 34 yards.
Quarterback Casey Kacz found receiver Ryan Carney at the 35-yard line. Carney then flipped the ball to Rich Pete who then lateraled to Brooks Estarfaa, who continued down the sideline.
Unfortunately, the Bengals were assessed a 15-yard personal foul penalty, but the play kept the drive alive.
Buffalo State completed a third-and-2 play for 33 yards to get to the UW-Whitewater 10 with 15 seconds remaining. Then the Bengals capped the drive with a pass from Kacz to Carney, and Nate Benoit hit the extra point for the win.
"That's a play we practice every week, because it's our last-play type of play," head coach Jerry Boyes said. "The kids executed it to perfection. It was a huge time, but something like that just doesn't happen. You've got to practice those things. Through that, you give yourself a chance."
The win broke a 46-game winning streak by UW-Whitewater, which is a three-time national champion.
Boyes called it the biggest win in school history.
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