Monday, December 19, 2011

Top 10 college football bowl games of BCS era - The Oregonian
Sporting News picked the 10 best bowl games of the BCS era.
1. 2006 Rose Bowl
Texas 41, USC 38
The background:
USC (12-0), led by two Heisman winners, quarterback Matt Leinart and running back Reggie Bush, entered the Rose Bowl on a 34-game winning streak...
...The game: OK, so all Young had done was rush for 192 yards and pass for 267 more when the Longhorns faced fourth-and-5 at the USC 8 with under a half-minute to play. Which guy are you going to focus on? Which guy can you absolutely … not … let … beat you? Yet it's more a tribute to Young than an indictment of the Trojans' defense that he bounced on his toes, momentarily looking for an open receiver, before scrambling untouched along the right sideline for an 8-yard touchdown run with 19 seconds remaining...

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