All roads pointed towards Glendale, Arizona – we have arrived. The college football season has come to its climatic end as Alabama and Clemson squares off for a chance to be called National Champions.
From the outside looking in, you would see these two and immediately assume that Bama is the favorite but an undefeated Clemson team isn’t here by chance. Their quarterback Deshaun Watson has proven week in and week out that the Tigers are not to be slept on, ending up 3rd in this year’s Heisman race.
But, will they be able to deal with winner Derrick Henry? He effortlessly rushed for 2 touchdowns as they shutout Michigan State 38-0 in the Semifinals, which puts a nice touch on a 2,000 yard season with 25 touchdowns.
January 11th on ESPN, there can only be one. Who will it be? Alabama or Clemson?
This season flew by but not without leaving us numerous plays worthy of that SportsCenter Top 10 love. All year we have selected our SU Plays of the Week but it has finally come time to countdown five of the best.
#5 – TCU made history this past weekend against Oregon after pulling off the largest comeback in Bowl History (31 points.) What makes it even more impressive is that they did it without their Heisman candidate QB Trevone Boykin and WR Josh Doctson who holds the school record for career TD receptions.
WHAT A COMEBACK!!! TCU rallies from 31 down to win 47-41 in triple overtime! pic.twitter.com/9YywfDWlTP
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) January 3, 2016
#4 – Florida State was facing ACC opponent Georgia Tech in position to win with a field goal and extend their conference winning streak to 30 BUT….then this happened: #3 – One of the biggest rivalries and fueled by the return of Jim Harbaugh to coach his alma mater. This Michigan State versus Michigan had all of the hype leading into it yet still somehow managed to exceed expectation in dramatic fashion.
#2 – When we say ANYTHING can happen in college sports, we mean absolutely anything. This Arkansas vs. Ole Miss OT lateral play looks like something you would only believe happens as a kid in the backyard with friends.
#1 – Without a doubt, it was Stanford‘s Francis Owusu catch pinned against the defenders back. The catch alone is worthy of the top spot but it was AFTER they ran a double reverse pass to get it to him.