BELTON (December 3, 2012) -- Senior quarterback LiDarral Bailey was acting on what he called ‘instinct’ when he narrowly avoided a sack and flipped the football to wide receiver Caleb Moore in the end zone during the Cru’s NCAA DIII Quarterfinal playoff game against Wesley College last Saturday. The play, which gave UMHB a 25-17 lead with 1:16 left in the third quarter, earned the Cru the D3football.com Play of the Week for the week ending December 1st.
“All glory to God,” Bailey said after the game. “I rolled out and I knew I only had one option to throw to and that was Caleb and he was covered. I didn’t want to take a loss at the time and I should have but it was just instincts and I just played off of it.”
The play was also featured on Yahoo! Sports and Sports Illustrated. The Cru went on to win the game 32-20, securing their spot in the NCAA DIII Semifinals. UMHB will travel to Mount Union for a 1 p.m. (CT) kickoff against the Purple Raiders on Saturday, December 8th. The game will be played at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.