Baylor's 'wonderland': John Mayers' Magic Moment Wins Hearts

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Kicker John Mayers’ 38-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining to the game delivered the Baylor Bears Football team a 23-21 victory against Iowa State.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Freshman kicker John Mayers’ 38-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining to the game delivered the Baylor Bears Football team a 23-21 victory against the Iowa State on September 28. What's more, it wound up rising above the quick critical – rescuing his colleagues, who'd wasted a 20-point final quarter lead. The kick denoted the conjunction of numerous minutes – Mayers' first career field goal, Baylor's first field goal of the season and the game-champ that push Baylor to 4-0 and likely a national ranking at the end of the week. After the end of the game, he said it was unquestionably the best sentiment of his life until this point.

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The viral kick drew a lot of puns

The kick immediately went viral on Twitter. A lot of puns, GIFs and jokes like 'his right leg is a wonderland' became the internet sensation. This isn't new to Mayers, who for the most part advises individuals when requested that how to spell his name: Like the singer with an 's' on the end, he said with a giggle. He kidded after the game that people shouldn't escape – the singer John Mayer will in any case likely come up when somebody googles his name.

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Mayer got hugged by guys

After the game, Mayers' coach Matt Rhule grabbed the phone and cracked a joke he made to the team in the locker room. He joked his boy went in and changed his dating profile on social media to single when he made that kick. When he was asked about how he hit the goal he said he tried to stick with his sideline routine but did say that he and fellow kicker Jay Sedwick had a prayer on the sideline that lasted between 30 and 60 seconds. Mayer said he got hugged by a lot of guys at the end of the game and said he was unable to breathe for a while. When Mayer saw his phone, he noticed 22 texts, 25 SnapChat messages, and 23 Twitter mentions. John Mayer took down the internet for one night from his singing counterpart.

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