Virginia wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks may have made the catch of the year Thursday night.
Wicks ended up with the ball in the end zone to secure what turned out to be a critical touchdown for the Cavaliers after Miami cornerback Marcus Clarke dropped a potential interception. Once the ball left Clarke’s hands, it rolled off Wicks’ back and bounced off his arm into the air.
As he finally caught sight of the ball still that was somehow still in play, Wicks swooped in with one arm for the score with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter to extend their lead 27-14.
Miami had a final chance for redemption, but couldn’t follow through. Hurricanes kicker Andre Borregales attempted a field goal as the clock ran out, but launched it too far left, allowing the Cavaliers to hold on for a