With the Green Wave trailing USC by 15 points in what was easily the biggest game of his career, he knew anything was possible.
In typical Pratt fashion, the junior from Boca Raton, Florida, calmly and confidently jogged onto the field.
“We knew we had to score quickly,” Pratt said. “That’s when I hit Duece (Watts) for that big play.” One play later, running back Tyjae Spears dashed 4 yards into the end zone.
Then the seemingly impossible happened. A muffed kickoff meant USC would be starting at its own 2-yard line. “As soon as that happened, Joey Claybrook (left tackle) looked at me and said, ‘We’re going to get a safety, we’re going to get the ball back and we’re going to win this game.’
“As soon as we got the safety, we all just looked at each other, and you could just see it in everybody’s eyes. There was no doubt that we were going to score.”