Virginia large receiver makes potential catch of the 12 months towards Miami
Virginia wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks could have caught the year on Thursday night.
Wicks landed the ball in the end zone to secure a critical touchdown for the Cavaliers after Miami cornerback Marcus Clarke dropped a possible interception. As soon as the ball left Clarke’s hands, it rolled off Wick’s back and bounced off his arm into the air.
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When he finally saw the ball still in play, Wicks stormed to the score with one arm just six minutes before the end of the third quarter and extended the lead to 27:14.
Miami had one last chance for redemption but couldn’t go on. Hurricanes kicker Andre Borregales attempted a field goal when the clock ran out but he shot it too far to the left for the Cavaliers to score a 30:28 win.
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Before Wicks made the catch, he did not record any reception in the game. The receiver ended the matchup with two receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. Since Virginia knocked out William and Mary 43-0 at the start of their season, Wicks has scored at least one touchdown per game. The shocking catch sparked a range of baffled reactions on social media. Even Robert Griffin III contributed to his surprise.
SportsCenter supplemented the conversation by sharing the repetitions with comments and analyzing that some touchdowns are actually impossible to explain.
Wicks has reached 535 yards with five touchdowns in five games this season. Virginia is scheduled to travel to Louisville on October 9th to face the Cardinals.
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