The best ending to a game you didn't see on Saturday
- by Zach Barnett 1 year ago
Of the many unique trophy games spread throughout all levels of college football, perhaps the most unique is the Dutchman's Shoes Trophy. Awarded annually since 1950, the Dutchman's Shoes goes to the winner of the game between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Union University, both Division III schools located in New York state.
With that established, the game was deadlocked at 28-28 in overtime when Union faced a fourth-and-16 at the 31 yard-line. Instead of kicking a field goal, Union threw deep and Conner Eck found Kyle Reynolds at the seven yard-line. Reynolds avoided a defender and raced into the end zone to seal the win, keeping the Dutchman's Shoes in Schenectady, N.Y., for a second straight year.
For good measure, below is a photo of the Dutchman's Shoes Trophy.