The Late Movies: Memorable College Football Plays
In honor of tonight's BCS National Championship game, tonight's Late Movies take a look at some memorable college football plays.
In this year's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, undefeated Boise State met undefeated TCU. Late in a tie ballgame, Boise elected to go with a fake punt, which eventually set up the winning score (skip to the 0:53 mark).
Of course this is not the first time Boise has reached for a trick play with the game on the line. In 2007, playing the heavily favored Sooners of Oklahoma, the Broncos ran a successful hook and lateral to send the game to OT, then went for a 2-point conversion to win the game.
In my mind, half the fun of sports is rooting for the upset and the underdog. Earlier this year William & Mary, not exactly known as a football powerhouse, knocked off Virginia
Tech with a late pick six (skip ahead to 1:35).
Matt Davison's miracle catch against Missouri preserved an undefeated National Championship season for Nebraska in 1997.
An amazing reception by Hakeem Nicks of UNC in last year's Meineke Car Care Bowl.
This may be a bit of schadenfreude, but here is a clip of a Clemson supporter not taking a loss particularly well. Georgia Tech was down big, but came storming back to win the game.
Finally, here's a compilation with some of the most memorable plays from the past decade. Enjoy!