The Five Best College Football Games of Last Year
As the new college football season is approaching, I though it would be a good idea to reflect on last year's top college football games. By only making this a top five list there were obviously plenty of great games that I had to leave off. A few games that were borderline making this list were: Pittsburgh over Notre Dame in four overtimes, Alabama topping LSU in overtime, and Florida pulling off the win against Alabama in the SEC Championship. Well these were some of my favorite games from last year and let me know if you agree!
5. (3) Penn State 23, Iowa 24
Iowa kicker, Daniel Murray, was just one for three on field goals on the season prior to his game-winning 31-yard field goal with one second left to upset then third ranked Penn State.
4. (5) Texas 45, (1) Oklahoma 35
Both teams combined for almost 900 total yards in a game where Texas' defense was able to stop the high-powered Oklahoma offense just enough times for Colt McCoy and the Longhorns to take home the win.
3. Ole Miss 31, (4) Florida 30
Ole Miss blocked an attempt at a PAT by the Gators which proved to be the difference in this game. Later, with under a minute left in the game, the Rebels denied Tim Tebow of a fourth-and-one attempt to seal the game.
Following the game, Tebow delivered what is now known as, "The Speech." This was when Tebow promised that a lot of good would come out of the loss, and that it would motivate himself, and his team to work as hard as it took for them to win a national championship.
2. (1) USC 21, Oregon State 27
This was a breakout game for running back, Jaquizz Rogers, as he ran for 186 yards to lead his Beavers in the upset over the top-ranked Trojans. Oregon State led 21-0 after the first half, but USC started a comeback, scoring 14 unanswered points in the third quarter.
On a late drive in the fourth quarter by USC, Mark Sanchez threw an interception that was ran back to the two yard line by Greg Laybourn. The pick eventually turned into a touchdown by Rogers and one of the biggest wins in Oregon State's history.
1. (1) Texas 33, (7) Texas Tech 39
Texas scored with about a minute and a half left in the game to put them ahead and seemingly win the game, but a great drive was capped off with a classic 28-yard catch and score by Michael Crabtree with one second left to win the game.