Nebraska threw a 99-yard touchdown pass one play after barely avoiding a safety (VIDEO)

Nick Bromberg

Can we call it a 99.5-yard touchdown pass?

Just a play after Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was nearly tackled for a safety, he threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Enunwa in the third quarter of Wednesday's Gator Bowl against Georgia.

On third and 14, Armstrong took a drop eight yards deep into the end zone and fired the ball to Enunwa, who broke a (horrible attempt at a) tackle at midfield and was gone from there.

It ties Andre Debose of Florida's record for longest play in Gator Bowl history (Debose's was a kickoff return) and breaks the record for longest play from scrimmage. That was held by Virginia's Mikell Simpson, who went 96 yards on a run in 2008.

How close was Armstrong to getting tackled for a safety? This close:

He had fumbled the snap on second down between his legs and chased the ball down near the goal line. The play was reviewed, but as you can see, the ball is clearly out of the end zone. Just not by much.

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