Tulane “Kneel” cracks Associated Press Top 10 Plays of the Year

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Tulane fake kneel vs. Houston
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Jones’ fake kneel among the top plays in sports this season

NEW ORLEANS – The Associated Press announced its Top 10 plays for 2019 and the Tulane Football team’s thrilling “kneel” play checked in at No. 9.

In the Green Wave’s matchup with Houston back on Sept. 19, Tulane needed some excitement to knock off the Cougars.

Following a game-tying field goal by Houston in the closing moments of the fourth quarter, Tulane responded by executing two of the most memorable plays in program history, which capped a 21-point come-from-behind-win over the Cougars.

Tulane’s final scoring drive of the game began with 18 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Green Wave’s first play of the drive called “kneel”, which resulted in a 18-yard rush by sophomore running back Amare Jones. On the following play, quarterback Justin McMillan connected with wide receiver Jalen McCleskey for a 53-yard touchdown to give the Green Wave a 38-31 win over Houston.

Check out the complete Associated Press Top 10 rankings by clicking here.

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