Miami stuns Duke with epic eight-lateral kickoff return for TD

Cal-Stanford, move over.

There's a new contender for nuttiest, most-improbable finish in college football history, and the way Miami's 30-27 win over Duke ended, it must be seen to be believed:

After eight laterals on a kickoff return, trailing 27-24, the ball finally ended up in the hands of Corn Elder, who scored the game-winning touchdown with no time remaining on the clock. The play underwent a lengthy review from officials, and an illegal-block penalty was overturned upon review.

"We just wanted to keep the ball alive ... We've got a bunch of playmakers and we made a play," Elder told ESPNU.



Duke had just rallied from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to take a three-point lead with six seconds remaining before the wild final play unfolded.

Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe disagreed with the officials' ruling that no Miami player was down before scoring on the final play -- images from the final play called the ruling into question.

"I thought the guy was down," he said. "I think pictures will prove me right."

The Hurricanes were coming off the most lopsided loss in school history (58-0) and the firing of head coach Al Golden. They were playing in their first game under interim coach Larry Scott. And they pulled the upset without their starting quarterback Brad Kaaya, who was out with a concussion.

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