San Antonio - Trinity University has won the
Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year for
2007 for Tiger football’s “Trinity Miracle Play.”
announcement of the win and a $100,000 general scholarship to Trinity
was made Monday night on the Fox Network during halftime of the Bowl
Championship Series (BCS) Championship Game in New Orleans.
play took place in Jackson, Miss., on Oct. 27 as the Tigers beat the
host Millsaps College Majors 28-24. Trinity won the game with a 60-yard
play – which consisted of 15 laterals – before junior wide receiver
Riley Curry of Sugar Land (Clements) crossed the goal line for the
victory with no time on the clock. The crucial win kept the Tigers in
the race for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title, which
Trinity later shared with Millsaps.
other finalists in the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year
- Appalachian State’s blocking a field goal and
upsetting Michigan 34-32 on Sept. 1 at Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Alabama’s touchdown pass in the final seconds
to defeat Arkansas 41-38 on Sept. 15 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Auburn’s game-winning field goal and the
20-17 upset of Florida on Sept. 29 at Gainesville, Fla.
to Curry, those Trinity players participating in the play were: senior
quarterback Blake Barmore of Friendswood (Friendswood), junior wide
receiver Shawn Thompson of New Braunfels (Canyon), sophomore offensive
lineman Josh Hooten of Robinson (Robinson), senior offensive lineman
Stephen Arnold of Dallas (White), senior wide receiver Brandon Maddux of
Waco (China Springs) and sophomore wide receiver Michael Tomlin of The
Colony (The Colony).
Time magazine named the
Trinity play as the No. 1 Sports Moment of 2007.
led by head coach Steve Mohr, completed the season with a 9-2 record and
was 6-1 in the SCAC. In sharing the conference title with Millsaps, the
Tigers won their 14th conference championship. Trinity earned
the NCAA Division III postseason bid and competed in the national
tournament for the 10th time. Eventual NCAA semifinalist Mary
Hardin-Baylor beat the Tigers in the first round of the playoffs at
Belton. Mohr, who completed his 18th season at the
Tigers’ helm, was elected SCAC Coach of the Year for the 10th