Rank 'Em: Decade's Best Plays

Created: January 19, 2010, 9:59 AM

Was BSU's Statue of Liberty the best play of the past decade?

What was the best college football play of the past decade?

There have been some crazy plays in college football over the past decade, but only a few have gone down in the annals of history as truly legendary. Who can forget Trinity's 15-lateral miracle over Millsaps, or Vince Young's touchdown run in the BCS championship game?

Mark Schlabach has given his top ten plays of the past decade, but who do you think should be No. 1? Cast your vote now!

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  • With Texas trailing defending national champion USC 38-33 at the 2006 Rose Bowl, the Longhorns faced fourth-and-5 at the USC 8. Young took off running for the end zone, sneaking inside the right pylon for an eight-yard touchdown with 19 seconds to go.
  • In overtime of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma, Quarterback Jared Zabransky handed the ball behind his back to Ian Johnson, who ran to his left and into the end zone for a truly memorable win.
  • Michael Crabtree's 28-yard touchdown with one second to play gave Texas Tech a huge upset win over No. 1 Texas in 2008.
  • Against Notre Dame in 2005, Matt Leinart needed a little help from Reggie Bush in scoring the game-winning touchdown.
  • In 2002, Kentucky thought it had a win wrapped up over defending SEC champion LSU. On the game's final play, however, a deflected pass from QB Marcus Randall landed in Devery Henderson's hands, leading to a game-winning score even as Kentucky fans were tearing down the goalpost.
  • Appalachian State stunned No. 5 Michigan in 2007, sending the Wolverines into a tailspin that has marred Rich Rodriguez's tenure.
  • Alabama receiver Tyrone Protho made perhaps the most acrobatic pay of the decade, reaching around defender Jasper Faulk's head to catch a pass, even retaining possession as he hit the ground.
  • The Capital One Bowl seemed to be LSU's in 2005, but Warren Holloway pulled down QB Drew Tate's Hail Mary pass for a 30-25 win.
  • On their eway to the 2002 BCS championship, Ohio State had to go all-out to beat an under-.500 Purdue team. Craig Krenzel threw a deep pass to Michael Jenkins on fourth and one; Jenkins beat his coverage to score a touchdown that gave OSU a 10-6 lead.
  • Not many had heard of Trinity (Texas) University before 2007, but after their 15-lateral game winning touchdown against Millsaps College, YouTube made sure they were a household name.