In 2007, the Mississippi State Bulldogs may have gone on their most unlikely run to a bowl game. Multiple times in that season, the team found themselves on the brink before being rescued by a defensive or special teams touchdown. That may have been most evident when Nick Saban brought his Alabama Crimson Tide squad to town.
Alabama led 9-3 with under 30 seconds left in the first half when the Tide attempted a bootleg pass to the tight end in the end zone from the three-yard line. Titus Brown got pressure on John Parker Wilson who tossed a pass up for grabs. Anthony Johnson stepped in front of the pass, picked it, and took it 100 yards to pay dirt to give Mississippi State a 10-9 lead.
The Bulldogs went on to win the game 17-12.