“They marched down to inside our five-yard-line and it was an unusual play that won the game for them,” says Kase, a linebacker who was pulled at the last second only to watch his team lose from the sidelines. Despite his disappointment, Kase now has a new perspective on the game.
“I look at it as that was supposed to happen,” he says. “Once again, fate was in their hands. They won, and it turned their program around. It showed they could come back from such a horrible tragedy, and it instilled in them that the program can survive.”
That historic game is now an integral part of the movie, “We Are Marshall,” due to open in December. The movie’s producers called Xavier for help with matching uniforms and other details from that era, and even interviewed former Xavier players for the bonus features of the DVD.