Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 9/22/12


How do you lose a two-possession lead with under a minute to go in a college football game? The Iowa Hawkeyes showed us the ropes on Saturday as they squandered away a late lead to the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas, and subsequently lost a heart-breaker (32-31). Here's how it went down.

Iowa pushed their lead to 31-23 when Mark Weisman rushed for a touchdown with 2:18 to go in the fourth quarter. The Chippewas then answered with 45 seconds left when Ryan Radcliff hit Titus Davis for a score to pull within 31-29. The two-point conversion failed, however, and it was looking as though the Hawkeyes would squeak out the win.
CMU then recovered the onside kick to get the ball right back, and aided by personal foul penalty, found themselves in field goal range to attempt a game-winning boot. With just three seconds remaining on the clock, kicker David Harman sent the pigskin through the uprights to give the Chippewas one-point lead.

Iowa failed to score on the ensuing kickoff and CMU pulled off the improbable upset, 32-31.
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