6. Just throw it and see what happens
This was a wild back and forth matchup, when Alabama came to Kyle Field looking for revenge against the only team to have beat the Tide in 2012. Johnny again took over, finding Mike Evans several times (Evans would have nearly 300 receiving yards), and racking up more highlight plays.
This particular one was probably the second or third loudest I heard Kyle Field during my time as a student. When the ball was in the air, the only sounds I heard were a few four letter words coming from people who knew what happened when quarterbacks threw the ball to nobody in particular against the Tide. Mortal quarterbacks usually get intercepted, but Ed Pope was able to come down with one of the craziest catches of the year. Even if he wasn’t there, Mike Evans was right behind him, in opportune position.
This is one of those plays that people point to and say “Johnny just threw the ball to Mike Evans and prayed for the best.” Those same people have only watched highlights and never saw Johnny outside of Sportscenter. He was a very capable thrower who was helped by the excellent receiver play of Mike Evans. There were several occasions where Evans bailed out Johnny, but having a good passer throw the ball to a great receiver is a recipe for success on every level.