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NMSU Football: Top 10 Plays of 2017; #8

Jaleel Scott makes another appearance on the top 10 list.

Arkansas State v Georgia Southern Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images

Play number eight is in and comes to you courtesy of a familiar face: Jaleel Scott. This time, however, Scott’s catch led to an Aggie win instead of a narrow defeat.

How Plays Were Chosen

As before, To put together this list, I compiled a list of all the big plays made by the Aggies throughout the 2017 season. I then took those plays and organized them by how important they were in terms of in game importance. I then looked at how their heroics helped shape NMSU’s run to a bowl victory.

Putting the Game Away in Statesboro

They play I’m referring to is 2:25 in to the video above but it was such an important play. In a must win, back and forth game (against a team desperate for a win on their homecoming) and only two minutes to play, Tyler Rogers drew back and threw up a jump ball to Jaleel Scott.

In traffic, Scott made an amazing catch on a highly contested ball and scored a huge insurance touchdown that prevented a chance for GA Southern to win the game with a field goal. The touchdown helped keep NM State’s bowl hopes alive and helped further Scott’s NFL aspirations!