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Luckiest Moments In Utah Sports History

Mar 17, 2021, 11:03 AM
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Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Trevor Booker #33 of the Utah Jazz during their game at EnergySolutions Arena on November 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are looking at some of the luckiest moments in Utah sports history, in no particular order.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17. The holiday commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland but has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture.

And now, our luckiest moments in Utah sports history.

Let us know on Twitter or Facebook if we missed one of your favorite moments.

1980 Holiday Bowl: McMahon’s Miracle Bowl

The 1980 Holiday Bowl is fondly known as the “Miracle Bowl”. Jim McMahon led the BYU Cougars in an incredible comeback over SMU.

McMahon’s last-second touchdown gave BYU the win by a score 46–45, but honestly, the entire fourth quarterback was a miracle.

Sundiata Gaines’ Game Winner

AND it happened in a green jersey. So fitting.

Gaines’ buzzer-beater led the Jazz to win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Caveliers.

Trevor Booker’s Kind-Of Shot Goes In

Hard to call this a shot, but it was and it went in. Booker’s shot is one of those moments you watch over and over again and it’s still amazing.

John Stockton’s Shot In NBA Finals

A shot that we will never forget. John Stockton’s three-pointer sends the Utah Jazz to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Troy Williams Late TD To Beat USC

In 2017, Utah quarterback Troy Williams found wide receiver Tim Patrick in the end zone as the 24th ranked Utes took the lead and the win over the USC Trojans, 28-24.

Want to test your luck this month? Don’t forget to fill out a bracket for the KSL Sports Bracket Mayhem Challenge.

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