Top 10 on ESPN
SFA and University of the Incarnate Word appeared to be headed into overtime Sept. 16 at Homer Bryce Stadium during the Southland Conference football opener for both teams, but SFA sophomore Alize Ward made sure overtime wasn’t necessary. On the game’s final play, the defensive back from San Diego, California, intercepted Incarnate Word quarterback Sean Brophy’s pass and returned it 70 yards for the game-winning touchdown as time expired.
ESPN’s SportsCenter named the play No. 3 among its Top 10 plays of the night. Through ESPN’s broadcast and SFA Athletics’ social media channels, Ward’s play was viewed by more than two million people around the globe.