Controversy ensued after the game, debating whether some of the laterals were legal and what to do about the band being on the field. Joe Starkey’s radio call of the play is one of the most well-known calls in college football history.RANK: 29 LOCATION: California Memorial Stadium | Berkeley, Calif. DATE: 11/20/1982 CATEGORY: NCAA FB
With a 20-19 lead in the annual “Big Game” against Cal and four seconds remaining on the clock, Stanford kicked off. On the return, Cal lateralled the ball five times, eventually scoring the winning touchdown. But in the middle of the return, thinking the game was over, members of the Stanford band had come onto the field, adding to the confusion.