When the Cincinnati Bearcats took a page out of the Urban Meyer-Tim Tebow playbook and brought back the jump pass last season, many speculated about where that piece of innovation landed among the best college football plays in history.
Well, it's time to find out. The folks over at The Fifth Quarter have compiled a list of the 10 best college football plays in history, and it's a glorious 10 minutes for anyone going through football withdrawal syndrome.
Each of these plays exemplifies the type of creativity fostered in the collegiate atmosphere. While the NFL has spurned much of its trick playbook over the years, the ascent of trickery in college football has only made the sport more beloved by the masses.
The chasm between the reasoning behind each of these plays is as wide as the calls are innovative. You have Boise State's infamous hook-and-latter and Statue of Liberty plays from the 2007 Fiesta Bowl versus Oklahoma, which represents David doing anything in his power to slay Goliath. And on the other side, you have plays like Nebraska's fumblerooski in the 1984 Orange Bowl, where Tom Osbourne was simply looking to keep the Cornhuskers' national championship hopes alive.
Whether it's an underdog team playing a juggernaut in a BCS bowl game, or just simply a fun device to see your school on SportsCenter, there is a universal truth to trick plays: They are just really, really cool and incredibly fun to watch.
While your opinion may differ on the 10 plays chosen, that's the beauty of college football. Just when you think there can't possibly be a better trick play, another coach comes along with yet another piece of innovation.