In Super Bowl VII between the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins (on January 14, 1973), the Dolphins were nursing a comfortable fourteen point lead until, with 2:07 left, a Yepremian field goal attempt was blocked and the naive kicker scooped up the ball. Instead of simply falling on it, Yepremian then tried to pass it over a wall of Redskins. To the horror of 90,000 fans, the ball was caught by Washington's Mike Bass, who ran the ball back for a touchdown. "My mind went blank," Yepremian explained. Fortunately for the Dolphins, Yepremian was not called upon to kick again and the team held on for a seven point victory.