25 Year Anniversary of Cal Pulling off The Play Against Stanford

25 YEARS PASSED SINCE THE BAND WAS OUT ON THE FIELD: It was 25 years ago today, Cal shocked Stanford & the college football world with the “The Play”:

(Final Minute of 1982 Cal-Stanford Game)


What many fans overlook is that even before the crazy kickoff return, Stanford was down 19-17 at their own 13 with 53 seconds remaining.However, John Elway was able to complete a 4th-and-17 pass, and drove the Cardinal down the field, as Mark Harmon nailed a 35-yard field goal with 4 seconds left.

The video clip above shows the final minute of the game, including Elway’s near-heroics, Kevin Moen’s actual heroics, and the Stanford band’s comic relief.