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Western Michigan caps wild win over Toledo with fake-spike touchdown play

Western Michigan defeated Toledo, 41-38, on Wednesday night in one of the wildest college football finishes in quite some time.

This was peak #MACtion.

When Toledo running back Bryant Koback scored a 4-yard touchdown to give the Rockets a 10-point lead with less than three minutes to play, prospects for victory looked bleak for the Broncos.

However, with 45 seconds left, Western Michigan quarterback Kaleb Eleby scored on a 1-yard sneak, with a chance to trim Toledo's lead to three with a successful extra point. 

This is where things start to get weird. 

Broncos kicker Thiago Kapps missed the point after attempt. However, Western Michigan's onside kick was recovered … by their punter, Nick Mihalic.

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Three plays later, Eleby hit receiver D'Wayne Eskridge for an 18-yard gain that put the ball at the Toledo 9-yard line with under 30 seconds to go.

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Western Michigan lined up for an apparent play to spike the ball to stop the clock. Instead, Eleby faked the clock-killing spike and found a wide-open (like, wide wide open) Jaylen Hall for the winning touchdown. 

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In the final seconds, Western Michigan safety Harrison Taylor intercepted Toledo quarterback Eli Peters' desperation heave and the Broncos completed the improbable late-game rally.

Western Michigan players celebrate after wide receiver Jaylen Hall (11) caught the winning touchdown pass against Toledo. (Photo: Joel Bissell, AP)

While Western Michigan improved to 2-0, Toledo fell to 1-1.

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