Quentin Randolph is two or three steps ahead of the West Alabama defender trailing him. He’s sprinting down the middle of the field in a tied game in the fourth quarter and the ball is sailing in his direction Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Randolph preaches often that big-time players make big-time plays in big moments, and the University of West Florida wide receiver is about to back up his talk with action.
He snags the ball in stride, a 50-yard scoring strike from Austin Reed is right on the money and Randolph walks into the end zone to give the Argonauts the lead for good at 41-34 in a back-and-forth Gulf South Conference showdown against the Tigers.
The Argos go on to win 48-37, the victory serving as the finishing touch on the best regular season in program history while giving the team an NCAA Division II playoff berth for the second time in the four year history of the program.
For Randolph, the touchdown punctuates a night he once only dreamed about.
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