ULM’s Kolton Browning Named Finalist for GEICO Play of the Year
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CHICAGO -- ULM junior quarterback Kolton Browning's game-winning touchdown scramble in overtime to beat then-#8 Arkansas on September 8 is a finalist for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. For eight weeks, fans voted for the GEICO Play of the Year and the eight winners will be shown on GEICO Best of College Football 2012 on CBS Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special relives the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO "Best of 2012" Football Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 30 marquee games throughout the football season.
For the past eight weeks, four show-stopping college football plays were nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Football Facebook page (facebook.com/bestofcollegefootball). Winners were determined by fan voting and will now compete in the finals to determine the play of the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year. All eight plays will be shown on GEICO Best of College Football on CBS in a countdown format.
Midway through the third quarter, the heavily-favored Razorbacks led ULM 28-7. It seemed to be over, but Browning and the Warhawks never gave in and, with less than a minute remaining, were able to come all the way back to force overtime. Arkansas received the ball first, but could only manage a field goal. Facing a fourth down with one-yard to go from the 16-yard line, the Warhawks decided to go for it. Browning dropped back, surveyed left before noticing a hole open on the right. The junior sprinted ahead into the open field and dove for the pylon, barely beating the last defender. The touchdown gave the Warhawks its first win over a ranked opponent since joining the FBS in 1994.To view the play, visit: http://bit.ly/Ubswc9.
Browning's game-winning run is competing against seven other weekly winners, including: a one-handed catch by Ohio State's Devin Smith, an unbelievable touchdown grab by Notre Dame's John Goodman, a leaping snag by Wyoming's Jalen Claiborne, a back-of-the-end-zone grab by Middle Tennessee's Anthony Amos, a touchdown catch in heavy traffic by UNLV's Taylor Barnhill, a successful trick play TD grab by Ohio's quarterback, Tyler Tettleton and a tackle-breaking scramble and TD throw by Eastern Washington's Vernon Adams.
To watch and vote for Browning or any of the finalists, visit www.facebook.com/BestofCollegeFootball. Fans can vote once a day. Finals voting is now open and ends Monday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 a.m. CT.