This is why we love college football

Posted: November 30, 2013 by jmklee in Uncategorized

The day has not ended yet but today could have been the best day for college football in the past 50 years.  With the National Championship game hanging in the balance all day long we saw some of the best games ever.  Let’s start in Ann Arbor.

First there was the great pitch and catch to pull Michigan within one point of Ohio State.

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Were there were down by one with 30 seconds on the clock.  Do you just kick the extra point and go to overtime?

Taylor Lewan, on the 2-point attempt, “Coach Hoke asked us seniors, do you want to go for it, we all said yes.”

I said it at the time and still think that he made a bad decision.  I thought Michigan had all the momentum, the crowd and was moving the ball.  Take the point and play some more.  They didn’t and this happened.

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Then we move to the Iron Bowl.  #1 Alabama and #4 Auburn.  In my mind the best rivalry in college football.  The winner of this game for the past four years has gone on to win the National Championship.  That stat alone is amazing to me and I might not stop this year.  If you didn’t watch game it was one of the most entertaining games I had seen in a long time that lived up to all the hype.

Auburn did the unthinkable by driving the length of the field on the best defense in the country and capped it off with this great play.

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Then it looked like Alabama was happy to run out the clock when on what seemed to be the last play of the 4th quarter they broke a long run that put them at the Auburn 40 yard line.

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After further review the officials correctly put one second back on the clock.  I turned to my brother-in-law and said there is no way I would try to kick this thing after the blocked kicks earlier in the game.  I thought there was a much better chance of not only a throw into the end zone being completed than the field goal but the worse case scenario was much less.  Then we got this.

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It is days like today that makes me not want a football playoff.  If there was a playoff this year your final four would probably be Florida St., Ohio St., Auburn and Alabama.  The thing is Florida St. and Ohio St. still needs to win next weekend.  If both team lose we could see an Iron bowl rematch that will make everyone outside of the SEC pull their hear out but if they can even come close to what we saw today I want more.

The only way the ending of that game could have been better is if Chris Davis would have swooped up Katherine Webb

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and ran to the locker room up the tunnel ala Bo Jackson.  What a day and there is more tonight.  Plus we all can be excited that tonight is Tommy Rees’s last regular season game.  Kinda makes me want the Irish to turn down a bowl game so we can just turn the page.

 

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