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Old 10-27-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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2005 Texas/USC. What a game. (Or was it technically 2006?)
The date was technically 2006.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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#1 Texas defeating #2 Navy (and Heisman winner Roger Staubach) in the Cotton Bowl for the Horns' first national championship, January 1, 1964. Still have my $5.50 ticket stub from that 28-6 game.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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2005 Texas/USC. What a game. (Or was it technically 2006?)
That's my #2 favorite.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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As a UConn fan, there's not too many football highlights. The best that I can recall was 2010 vs. West Virginia. Beat them with Geno Smith in overtime, and ended up tying them for the conference title, and than clinched the BCS bid the last week of the regular season when our kicker Dave Taggert kicked a 52 yard field goal with 17 seconds to play to beat USF. Of course they got slaughtered by Landry Jones, DaMarco Murray & Oklahoma in the BCS bowl game, and haven't had a winning season since than so it went downhill quite quickly after that.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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I was at the Orange Bowl in 1984 when Doug Flutie threw "the pass" and beat Miami. And being a BC grad, that was extra awesome !
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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the 1994 fiesta bowl with arizona wildcats taking on the miami hurricanes. arizona won that game 29-0, the only shut out in fiesta bowl history. that was the year of arizonas famous desert swarm defense. miami had only 35 yards rushing that game, and did not even cross the 50 yard line until the second half of the game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Fiesta_Bowl

miami had 30 yards more total offense than arizona had in passing offense. that was a fun game to watch.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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Off the top of my head in terms of regular season games I watched unfold on TV...
#5 That crazy Bama-Auburn finish on the return of the missed field goal
#4 The ND-Colorado Orange Bowl, when Colorado shared the national title and won dubiously 10-9, choosing for some unearthly reason to punt the ball directly to "Rocket" Ismael with a minute left- Ismael's miraculous 91 yard TD return seemed to doom Colorado, but the return was negated by a phantom illegal block- strange flag, and seemed to come out only after "The Rocket" broke it open.
#3 Tennessee-Arkansas game, when Tennessee should have had their national championship hopes derailed, but ultimately ran the tables, thanks to that ridiculous unforced lost fumble by the Arkansas QB when the Razorbacks could almost simply run the clock out.
#2 Michigan-Colorado; the Kordell Stewart hail mary; I remember Michigan was up 12 points in the closing minutes and Keith Jackson was already rolling with the credits. Michigan punted back to Colorado, still up a score, I think with only about 12 seconds left and Colorado pinned at their own 10 yard line. People forget that aspect to that memorable game. Colorado first had to complete a 21 yard pass the play before and quickly just to get within range where Stewart could reach the end zone.
#1 ND-Boston College in 1993. BC had a knack in both basketball and football of pulling off miracles and shockers thru the years (months later too they would shock defending champ UNC (with Stackhouse and Wallace) in the second round of the tourney). A week earlier ND upset supposedly invincible #1 Florida State and Charlie Ward; it was presumed that ND would now play in the national championship with just this final game remaining in the season. BC was ranked 17th, but NOBODY saw what would be coming. BC actually dominated most of the day at ND, going ahead 38-17, before a miracle 4th quarter comeback put ND ahead 39-38. BC drove and kicked a long field goal on the final play to win.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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https://youtu.be/yTz097lVdKQ

Incredibly satisfying every time I re-watch it. Especially the look on the face of the poor lost souls wearing red shirts in the stands.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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https://youtu.be/yTz097lVdKQ

Incredibly satisfying every time I re-watch it. Especially the look on the face of the poor lost souls wearing red shirts in the stands.
Admittedly I should add that with how crap this season has been.....memories of gameslike this are all we have to hold onto for now!
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Off the top of my head in terms of regular season games I watched unfold on TV...
#5 That crazy Bama-Auburn finish on the return of the missed field goal
#4 The ND-Colorado Orange Bowl, when Colorado shared the national title and won dubiously 10-9, choosing for some unearthly reason to punt the ball directly to "Rocket" Ismael with a minute left- Ismael's miraculous 91 yard TD return seemed to doom Colorado, but the return was negated by a phantom illegal block- strange flag, and seemed to come out only after "The Rocket" broke it open.
#3 Tennessee-Arkansas game, when Tennessee should have had their national championship hopes derailed, but ultimately ran the tables, thanks to that ridiculous unforced lost fumble by the Arkansas QB when the Razorbacks could almost simply run the clock out.
#2 Michigan-Colorado; the Kordell Stewart hail mary; I remember Michigan was up 12 points in the closing minutes and Keith Jackson was already rolling with the credits. Michigan punted back to Colorado, still up a score, I think with only about 12 seconds left and Colorado pinned at their own 10 yard line. People forget that aspect to that memorable game. Colorado first had to complete a 21 yard pass the play before and quickly just to get within range where Stewart could reach the end zone.
#1 ND-Boston College in 1993. BC had a knack in both basketball and football of pulling off miracles and shockers thru the years (months later too they would shock defending champ UNC (with Stackhouse and Wallace) in the second round of the tourney). A week earlier ND upset supposedly invincible #1 Florida State and Charlie Ward; it was presumed that ND would now play in the national championship with just this final game remaining in the season. BC was ranked 17th, but NOBODY saw what would be coming. BC actually dominated most of the day at ND, going ahead 38-17, before a miracle 4th quarter comeback put ND ahead 39-38. BC drove and kicked a long field goal on the final play to win.
I forgot, ND-Colorado wasn't a regular season game, obviously. In any event these were some of my most memorable games, many of which had a huge and direct impact on who was crowned national champion that season.
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