During the 2000s there were countless moments in college football that brought tears and cheers from the spectators of the sport. Memorable moments that did not make this list included the 2001 army-navy game only months after September 11th, the return of prominence to Rutgers football, Tebow's " Speech" after the Ole Miss game, the 2007 Fiesta Bowl etc. These 5 moments I believe are the 5 best emotionally moving moments of the decade that moved the nation. These are the top 5 most moving moments of the decade in college football that brought us to our feet and caused us to cheer.
In a losing effort Bryon Leftwich lead a 17 point comeback against Akron in 2002 with a broken shin bone. His teammates carried him after every completion. Displaying one of the most moving scenes of what is like to be teammates to the world and what it means to play with heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-jzYMSiNHQ
In a game that concluded in the conclusion of a college football legend's career the Florida State Seminoles triumphed over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2010 Gator Bowl after 34 years at Florida State.
The 2007 App State win against Michigan resulted in the greatest moment for underdogs every where. It gave hope to underdogs everywhere.
In an emotional win the UConn Huskies honored the memory of slain player Jasper Howard. The Huskies battled the Irish and won in 2OT. After the 2OT win the UConn coach became emotional and said " this one is for Jazz" sending the game ball to the parents of the slain player. An intensely moving scene.
The Virginia Tech football team opened the 2007 football season against East Carolina after the worst mass shooting in American history. The Hokies triumphed over East Carolina and set out on a season that brought some healing to the Virginia Tech Campus.