It is known as "The Run." The unforgettable dash of Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace against Texas Tech in 2002 was one of the most incredible plays in Iowa State football history. At the time, it solidified Wallace as a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, the award given to the nation's top college football player.
In No. 11 Iowa State's 31-17 win over Texas Tech on Oct. 12, 2002, with 11 minutes left to go in the third quarter, Wallace zig-zagged a total of 135 yards on an amazing 12-yard touchdown run.
As he was snapped the ball on the Red Raider 12, Wallace retreated back to the 32 yard-line. He then ran towards the right sideline, stayed inbounds along the sideline as he continued looking for a receiver, then started back to his left at the 10. After cutting behind a crunching block from running back Michael Wagner on cornerback Ricky Sailor, Wallace strolled into the end-zone untouched.
Here is a transcript of the play from the late Pete Taylor, the former "Voice of the Cyclones."
"Here's Wallace, pumping, looking, running to his right, looking...and he's going to be almost caught...now he's running at the 25...and runs...down the sideline back to the 10! Now he's giving ground, goes around the 10 to the left side, to the 5, touchdown! Oh my goodness, what a run by Wallace!"