FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Casey Dick’s 24-yard touchdown pass to junior London Crawford in the closing seconds of Arkansas’ 31-30 win over LSU is a nominee for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Week.
With the clock running and facing a fourth down and one play, Dick lofted a pass towards the end zone. Crawford hauled in the pass to tie the score with only 21 seconds remaining in the game. Sophomore Alex Tejada added the extra point to give the Razorbacks the improbable 31-30 victory over the Tigers.
Now it is up to Arkansas fans to determine if the Razorbacks will earn a Pontiac Game Changing Performance for week 14 of the 2008 NCAA® Football Season. UA fans can go to pontiac.com/ncaa, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for the Razorbacks!
Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week’s Pontiac Game Changing Performance winner on Thursday night, during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.
The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year award and the chance to win a $100,000 general scholarship contribution from Pontiac.
In addition, each week one lucky individual who visits pontiac.com/ncaa, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or someone in their family.
"Awarding $1.5 million since its inception, the Pontiac Game Changing Performance program continues to be a great example of how passionate fans can have a positive impact academically and athletically by generating scholarship dollars for university-wide programs," said Rece Davis, ESPN.
Arkansas earned a game changing performance nomination last season for its 50-48 triple-overtime victory over LSU. In fact, Matterral Richardson’s interception in the third overtime on LSU’s two-point conversion attempt was selected as the game changing performance of the final week of the 2007 season.
For full program details, visit www.pontiac.com/ncaa.