Jeremy Ito (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cardinal Sin

  • Rutgers

  • Louisville


Nov. 9, 2006: The Cardinals had never been within a solar system of a national title until the '06 season, when they rode a high-powered offense to a No. 3 ranking. That offense propelled Louisville to a 25-7 lead, but then everything unraveled. Rutgers shut out the Cards and scored 18 straight points to tie it, then lined up for the winning field goal. Jeremy Ito yanked it wide -- but defensive back William Gay, one of Louisville's standouts, incomprehensibly jumped offside. Given a second chance, Ito nailed the kick with 13 seconds left.