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Amos nominated for GEICO Play of the Year

Voting open now until Oct. 14

October 8, 2012 · @MTAthletics

CHICAGO - Middle Tennessee senior wide receiver Anthony Amos' leaping, one-handed touchdown catch vs. Georgia Tech September 29 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. Each week, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO Best of College Football 2012 on CBS Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET. 

In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special relives the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO "Best of 2012" Football Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 30 marquee games throughout the football season. 

Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college football plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Football Facebook page (facebook.com/bestofcollegefootball). The eight weekly winners will then faceoff in a week of finals voting from November 4 through 11 to determine the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year. 

Trailing 7-0 midway through the first quarter, Middle Tennessee was in the red zone looking to even the game. Quarterback Logan Kilgore rolled out of the pocket and tossed a pass off his back foot toward the back of the end zone. The ball was high, but Amos was able to rein it in by using every inch of his 5'11" frame as he leaped and controlled the pass with one out-stretched hand. Amos had the presence of mind to tap his toes in bounds before hitting the sideline for the touchdown. The Blue Raiders would go on to rout the Yellow Jackets 49-28. 

Amos' leaping, one-handed touchdown catch is competing against three other plays from week five, a one-handed snag by West Virginia's J.D. Woods, a hard touchdown run by Michigan State's Keith Mumphery and a game-winning 62-yard catch by Miami (FL)'s Phillip Dorsett. 

To watch and vote for Amos or any of the other week five highlight plays, visit www.facebook.com/BestofCollegeFootball. Fans can vote once a day. Week five voting is now open and ends Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11:59 a.m. CT. 

For questions about the Facebook competition or the CBS show, contact Nick Owen at nowen@intersportnet.com or 312-467-2826.

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