I peeked at the football score on my phone once, and Purdue was winning 13-7 in the 2nd quarter. We were amused but content in knowing it was a mirage and that Purdue would be down by 30 by the time we got home. We arrived home late in the 3rd quarter just as Purdue scored to make it 20-14. We still didn’t believe.
Purdue built an 8 point lead, intercepted a pass, and had the ball with 3 minutes left and OSU only had 1 timeout. A single first down would secure the victory. Purdue didn’t really even try for the first down. They ran 3 very predictable and safe plays and punted it back to OSU with 1 minute left. At this point I started to believe.
And OSU’s 2nd string QB drove down the field and threw a TD pass with 3 seconds left, then converted the 2 point conversion to tie the game, which they won in OT.
I should have gone for a longer hike.