Oct. 1, 2012
Wyoming sophomore wide receiver Jalen Claiborne's leaping, game-winning catch vs. Idaho on September 22 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. Each week, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO Best of College Football 2012 on CBS Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special relives the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO "Best of 2012" Football Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 30 marquee games throughout the football season.
Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college football plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Football Facebook page (facebook.com/bestofcollegefootball). The eight weekly winners will then faceoff in a week of finals voting from November 4 through 11 to determine the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year.
The Cowboys took the field for their first possession of overtime trailing by three. Quarterback Brett Smith scrambled out of the pocket before lofting the ball towards the end zone. Claiborne out-leaped his defender and gained possession while falling to his back. The touchdown gave the Cowboys a 40-37 victory, their first of the season.
Claiborne's game-winning overtime catch is competing against three other plays from week four, a juke-filled punt return by South Carolina's Ace Sanders, a back-of-the-end zone grab by Alabama's Cameron Morgan and one-handed touchdown snag by Rutgers' Mark Harrison.
To watch and vote for Claiborne or any of the other week four highlight plays, click the link at the top of this page. Fans can vote once a day. Week four voting opened today and ends Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11:59 a.m. CT.
For questions about the Facebook competition or the CBS show, contact Nick Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-467-2826.