Nebraska ties NCAA record with 99-yard pass play

Nebraska freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed a 99-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of the Gator Bowl showdown against Georgia.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers, the 95th-ranked passing offense in college football in 2013, ushered in the new year by tying the record for the longest pass play in NCAA history. Those resolutions seem to be paying off.

Facing a porous Georgia secondary in the Gator Bowl, freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and his offense were backed up to their own endzone in the third quarter — with the ball practically placed an inch off the goal line. No problem: Armstrong found receiver Quincy Enunwa streaking down the Cornhuskers’ sideline and, thanks to a poor effort from the Bulldogs’ secondary, went 99 yards to the house to expand the Big 10 challengers’ lead to 24-12.

It was (obviously) the longest play in school history and just Armstrong’s ninth TD pass of his career.

So what does one of the longest plays in college football history look like? Here’s video evidence (GIF via SBNation):