The Logistics of the Hail Mary - UPS

The UPS Logistics of NCAA Football - Flutie Hail Mary Analysis

On November 23, 1984, Boston College entered the Miami Orange Bowl to face the defending National Champion Miami Hurricanes. It was windy. With gusts up to 30mph, the two teams faced off in a competitive battle.

But it was logistics that decided the game. With seconds left, Boston College Quarterback Doug Flutie dropped back to make the game winning pass. He bought time as his linemen made their blocks. As he scrambled, the receiver jotted down the field with practiced precision. And as the gameclock expired, Flutie heaved the fated pass through the air and into the hands of a Boston College wide receiver for the win.

It took everyone doing the right thing. At the right time. That's logistics.


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