Watch: Northwestern football players try to recreate basketball team’s heroics

Northwestern center Dererk Pardon, left, looks to the basket for the game winning-shot against Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 67-65. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Northwestern basketball pulled off a remarkable buzzer-beater to defeat Michigan last night, all but securing the Wildcat's first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. But you already knew this, because Northwestern graduates dominate sports media and this journey-to-the-tourney storyline has been (rightly) pushed ad nauseam.

The play was made possible by a ridiculously good pass from Nathan Taphorn, who somehow fit a full-court heave into a small window to find Dererk Pardon. 

The day after the most important play in Wildcats basketball history, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson and wide receiver Cameron Green tried to recreate the magic.

Northwestern plays Purdue on Sunday in both teams' regular season finale.

Daniel Rapaport

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