Saturday, June 30, 2007

The 100: The moments that have defined college football

ESPN has published a list of the 100 defining moments in college football. As with all lists there are some that are clearly up for debate. I just can't see Flutie's pass beating out The Play/ Here's the top 20, follow the link for the whole list.

1. College Try: Diminutive Doug Flutie's memorable last-second heave. (Nov. 23, 1984)

2. The Play: Cal's five-lateral kickoff return stuns Stanford, band member. (Nov. 20, 1982)

3. Silent Treatment: Kordell Stewart's bomb silences Michigan Stadium. (Sept. 24, 1994)

4. Jolly Rodgers: Johnny Rodgers' return highlights Game of the Century. (Nov. 25, 1971)

5. Race For Glory Vince Young's sprint to the pylon shoots Texas past USC. (Jan. 4, 2006)

6. Collision Course: Barry Krauss' goal-line stop helps Bama stuff Penn State. (Jan. 1, 1979)

7. Rockin' Robin: Robin Weber's third-down catch keeps ND in front of Bama. (Dec. 31, 1973)

8. Blast Off: O.J. Simpson's 64-yard dash carries USC past UCLA. (Nov. 18, 1967)

9. Main Street: James Street and Texas shock Arkansas with late pass. (Dec. 9, 1969)

10. Gut Check: Miami stops Nebraska's two-point try in 1984 Orange Bowl. (Jan. 2, 1984)

11. Raising Cane: Miami's fourth-quarter comeback knocks out Florida State. (Oct. 3, 1987)

12. Gift Wrapped: Pete Giftopoulos' pick seals Penn State upset of Miami. (Jan. 2, 1987)

13. Joe Cool: Joe Montana fights off cold, flu to spark ND past Houston. (Jan. 1, 1979)

14. Legends Of The Fall: Joe Namath and Tommy Nobis meet in Orange thriller. (Jan. 1, 1965)15. Tricks Of The Trade: Boise State shocks OU with Fiesta Bowl tricks. (Jan. 1, 2007)

16. Loose Cannon: LSU's Billy Cannon moves past Ole Miss in the gloamin'. (Oct. 31, 1959)

17. U-Turn: Pass interference turns Miami celebration into Ohio State jam. (Jan. 3, 2003)

18. The Play's The Thing: Bill Shakespeare scripts ND win over Ohio State. (Nov. 2, 1935)

19. Passing The Rock: ND and Knute Rockne initiate the passing era. (Nov. 1, 1913)

20. Breaking Away: Tommie Frazier and Nebraska run away with the title. (Jan. 2, 1996)

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