The truth is that not all college football games are created equally.
Yes, some contests are billed as “game of the century” affairs before a single snap is taken and live up to the hype, other simply fail as epically as they were predicted to dazzle.
And, the flip side of this coin is that some games that are not supposed to be worth watching or are billed as only marginally intriguing (especially to the participating fanbases) magically play out to be the classic contests that we remember for the rest of our lives.
Epic clashes, monumental struggles, historical battles, memorable and meaningful gridiron warfare—regardless of how they come to be ours, we welcome them with open arms.
The following slideshow celebrates and then ranks for your pleasure, the 10 greatest fracases in college football history.
The contests listed here are chock full of twists and turns, physicality, toughness and ultimately resulted in an unforgettable victory for one and an indigestible defeat for another.
These games are so good that, regardless of whether you smoke or not, they leave you with the urge to step outside and light up an aromatic cigarillo.