Andrew Luck’s Scoop and Score Wins Colts Bracket

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Intro: The final two plays in our 2013 top plays Colts Bracket came down to Andrew Luck’s scoop and score versus Robert Mathis strip/sack. Who captured the title as the top play from the Colts 2013 season?

INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts Bracket has crowned its top play from the 2013 season and to not much surprise, a certain scoop and score is at the top of the mountain.

It’s a play that took Colts fans emotions from one end of the spectrum to the next in a matter of seconds.

Thanks to the poise of Andrew Luck though, his wherewithal to pick up a bouncing fumble and have the instincts to dive over a chaotic pile helped the Colts orchestrate one of the NFL’s greatest comebacks.

Here’s a look back on a play that will go down in Colts history with some perspective from those involved in Luck’s touchdown.

Chuck Pagano

“Down there on the goal line and we lost that ball and Andrew (Luck) picks that ball up and finds a way, only like Andrew Luck can do and scores a touchdown, that was incredible.”

Andrew Luck

“I sort of set Donald (Brown) up for failure a little bit there. It was a loaded box and I called a run. I was hoping Donald would do one his amazing plays like he’d been doing all game. It didn’t happen. Sort of saw the ball there and I think you revert back to playground, whatever. Pick it up. Try and score.”

T.Y. Hilton

“That play was crazy. Actually it was a dive play. He gave it to Donald (Brown). I was dead tired. I was just looking at the play. Andrew, when the ball fell, I was like ‘Somebody get it.’ Once I saw Andrew had it, I said ain’t nobody going to tackle him. He went over the top for the touchdown.”

“That’s just Andrew being Andrew. He’s a great guy. He makes big-time plays in big-time games. He made another one.

Ryan Grigson

“He’s got some unbelievable plays in his game now. The play at the goal line he just showed amazing amount of grit, toughness, tenacity to just punch it in after picking up that fumble.”

The Scene
: Down 41-31, the Colts face a second-and-goal from the Chiefs two-yard line with 10:45 left in the fourth quarter.

The Play:
The comeback was building but before it reached its crescendo, a little Luck was needed. It was a “sandlot” play as a Donald Brown fumble quickly turned into chaos for everyone but No. 12. Luck picked up the bouncing ball, off of Samson Satele’s helmet, and leaped over the goal line to keep the Colts comeback hopes alive. Perhaps the most amazing stat is coming into the Chiefs game, Brown hadn’t lost a fumble in over 540 NFL carries. NBC color man Mike Mayock said it best after the touchdown: “You can’t make this stuff up, folks.”

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