You never know until you try.
Doug Flutie tried. Forty-eight yards and six seconds later, he became a legend.
The 5-foot-9 Boston College quarterback already was considered a lock for the Heisman Trophy when, on Nov. 23, 1984, he led the Eagles against Miami in the Orange Bowl. But the Hurricanes led the Eagles 45-41 in the nationally televised game, having gone ahead with 28 seconds remaining on the fourth of Melvin Bratton's rushing touchdowns and Greg Cox's extra point.
"I thought we'd won it," said Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar, who had 447 yards passing to Flutie's 472.