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Chaos was ensuing.
Cortland was frantically trying to get its field-goal unit in place as the clock burned down in its rivalry game with Ithaca on Saturday.
The Cortaca Jug was on the line.
And everything was going wrong for the Red Dragons, who trailed the Blue Bombers, 20-17.
The special teams unit ran on the field. Or, most of it as holder Luke Hinton seemed to miss his cue.
Hinton then sprinted toward the spot.
The snap was off, of course, leaving Hinton with a football in his hands and a fire drill on his hands.
He moved left and somehow found his housemate, Jon Mannix, in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown — giving Cortland a 23-20 win — as time expired. The victory was the Red Dragons’ fifth straight in the rivalry game.
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“I knew that was going to happen,” Mannix told Syracuse.com. “I knew it the whole time.”
Hinton was prepared because the Red Dragons practice the drill “maybe once per week.” That said, the snapper, Matthew Goodman, was forced into action due to an injury, and Hinton had only taken over the holding duties last week.
“I honestly didn’t know what to do,” Hinton told Syracuse.com. “I just saw him catch it and sprinted the other way. I was out of breath. I couldn’t speak. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.”