College Football Rankings: Top 10 Plays of 2010
I scanned YouTube looking for the top 10 plays of the 2010 college football season.
What I found were some of the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
Here in this list are some of all three.
There are dazzling catches, crunching hits and mental miscues that were costly and otherwise baffling.
I present the top 10 plays of the 2010 college football season.
10. Texas Tech Onside Kick Against Baylor
The onside kick is supposed to bring an element of surprise when attempted early in the game.
However, when executed by Texas Tech, it becomes a disaster.
Watch as Texas Tech botches an onside kick and avoids the ball like the plague.
9. Hello, Cam Newton
I remember seeing this play live when I watched my first Auburn game of the year.
I wanted to see what the buzz was about this Cam Newton kid.
Sure enough, Newton tucked the ball down and ran for this touchdown.
This cemented his place as the Heisman winner for me before the controversy that would ensue later in the week after this touchdown was scored.
8. Andrew Luck Says "Out of My Way"
If there's any doubt that Andrew Luck is tough enough to become a pro quarterback, watch this clip and it will alleviate all doubt.
Watch as Luck runs 58 yards and stiff-arms a defender, rumbling his way down inside the Cal 20-yard line.
Its no Cam Newton scamper, but it's impressive in its own right.
7. Julio Jones' One-Handed Grab
Julio Jones was an elite receiver in his time at Alabama.
This skillful, one-handed diving catch for a touchdown against San Jose State proves Jones has the skills to be an elite receiver in the NFL as well.
6. LaMichael James, Superman
How does that song go?
You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask of the Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with...James?
I know that's wrong, but LaMichael James put on Madden 2012-type moves on Tennessee in this clip of a 72-yard touchdown run.
5. Welcome Back, A.J.
After serving a four-game suspension, Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green made this spectacular grab in the second quarter versus Colorado.
Presbyterian, in its first game against a BCS opponent, pulled out this trick against Wake Forest.
Watch as Wake Forest falls asleep before your eyes, allowing this backyard play to succeed.
3. Oklahoma State Incredible Interception
Watch the Oklahoma State defensive back defy the laws of physics as he picks off Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones.
2. Tip-Drill Interception
The Division III guys can play, too, you know.
Watch this tipped interception on the sideline by Gallaudet.
1. Little Giants
Not only is this play named after one of my favorite movies as kid, but it beats Football University, U.S.A.—I mean, Notre Dame.
All that's missing is the fumblerooski.