The Northwestern Wildcats react as the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates a win as the final seconds ran out during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) (Eric Francis / November 5, 2013)
That’s right, somebody turned Ron Kellogg III’s 49-yard Hail Mary heave into the endzone and subsequent catch by Huskers teammate Jordan Westerkamp into a digitalized version of the 1988 video game.
The catch propelled Nebraska to a 27-24 win while sending the Wildcats to their fifth straight loss.
Tecmo Bowl was all the rage for a kid growing up in the 1980s. It was one of the more popular games at the local arcades before eventually finding its way into systems like Nintendo. It featured NFL players –most famously Bo Jackson – and was THE football game before EA Sports came out with Madden or NCAA College Football.
This version is just as glorious and a fitting way to remember a great play.
Now, if I can just remember where I left my Sega Genesis system …
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