On Saturday, Nov. 8, Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay became known across the country for dropping the ball just before he crossed inside the end zone. Then on Tuesday, Nov. 8, an apparent BYU Cougar fan responded with a video.
Taking the footage from Clay’s 79-yard rush to the end zone where he dropped the ball on the 1-yard line, the video added a clip from former LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley’s 1994 talk, “Don’t Drop the Ball.”
“In all of these, someone dropped the ball. He had the self-confidence, possibly even the arrogance, to think that he didn’t really have to try, that he could make it with only half an effort. But the ball passed through his hands and hit the ground, and he gave away the game.”
After Clay’s premature celebration on Saturday, the Oregon Ducks realized the officials hadn’t blown the whistle. Oregon linebacker Joe Walker grabbed the fumbled ball and ran the 100 yards to the other end for a touchdown, which tied the game 7–7. The Ducks beats the Utes 51–27.