Terrel Hunt's 'best game ever' propels Orange to bowl eligibility
SU football sophomore quarterback Terrel Hunt led the Orange on a game-winning drive in the team's 34-31 win over Boston College on Saturday, clinching bowl eligibility.
Hunt threw an interception with less than five minutes to play, but showed some guts on the last drive, running and throwing the ball down the field. One of the biggest plays was when he was expected to spike the ball on 2nd and 2, instead diving past the chains for the first down.
"I didn't even look at the clock, that's the crazy part of it. Coach had called a spike, and I ran it, I sneaked it for the first down," Hunt said.
Hunt totaled 90 yards rushing on the day, leading both teams, including Heisman Trophy candidate running back Andre Williams.
"I've been running since high school," he says. "Everybody makes jokes how I'm slow, I always say I'm deceptively slow, but as long as it gets the job done, I'm just happy."
He passed well too, finishing with 270 yards passing, going 29/43 and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to Josh Parris with 8 seconds left on the clock.
"It was definitely my best game played ever, high school..whatever. Because, you're going against D1 athletes and for you to have a game like this and win a game for the seniors, and everybody just included was amazing," Hunt said.
Now at 6-6 and bowl eligible, the Orange will wait to find out if, and where, they will go play in the postseason.
Watch the video to see Hunt reflect on his big game.