Yearbook, Sept. 24: Miracle at Michigan

September, 24, 2012
Sept. 24, 1994: Hail Flutie? It's safe to say most sports fans know about Hail Flutie.

But the Miracle at Michigan? It's not as well-known but arguably as impressive, as on this day 18 years ago Kordell Stewart's 64-yard Hail Mary -- with the throw actually covering about 70 yards -- was tipped by Blake Anderson and landed in Michael Westbrook's hands, helping the seventh-ranked Colorado Buffaloes shock the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines 27-26 in Ann Arbor.

"You become a little kid," then-Colorado offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel said at the time. "You become euphoric. You're, like, elevated. You're exploding. You look over there, and those guys are absolutely devastated and you're parading."

Kordell Stewart Hail Mary against Missouri in 1994AP Photo/Jon Freilich
Colorado celebrating after Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary to Michael WestbrookAP Photo/Jon Freilich
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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