The Greatest Plays in College Football History


The following links take you to some of the most memorable on-field moments in college football’s illustrious history.


DateDescription
1/1/1929Wrong Way Roy: California's Roy Riegels returns a fumble the wrong way vs. Georgia Tech
1/1/1954Alabama's Tommy Lewis leaves the bench to tackle Rice's Dicky Moegle
10/31/1959Halloween Run: LSU's Billy Cannon returns a punt 89 yards vs. Ole Miss
11/18/1967USC RB O.J. Simpson's 64-yard game-winning TD vs. UCLA
12/2/1967Kenny Stabler's "Run in the Mud" in the Iron Bowl
11/23/1968Harvard beats Yale, 29-29
11/25/1971Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers returns a punt vs. Oklahoma
12/2/1972Punt Bama Punt: Auburn rallies vs. Alabama with two blocked punts
12/29/1978Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punches Clemson's Charlie Bauman
1/1/1979The Chicken Soup Game: Joe Montana leads Cotton Bowl Comeback
9/6/1980Georgia RB Herschel Walker scores his first college football TD
11/9/1980Georgia beats Florida on Lindsey Scott's 92-yard touchdown catch and run
12/19/1980BYU QB Jim McMahon's Hail Mary vs. SMU
11/20/1982The Play: California returns a kick through Stanford's band
1/2/1984Nebraska's Dean Steinkuhler scores on the "Fumblerooski"
11/23/1984Hail Flutie: Boston College QB Doug Flutie's Heisman-defining moment
10/14/1989The Miracle of Louisville: Favre's Hail Mary
10/6/1990Fifth Down: Colorado uses extra play to beat Missouri
11/23/1991Michigan's Desmond Howard strikes a pose after long punt return
9/24/1994Miracle in Michigan: Colorado beats Michigan on Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary
9/14/1996Vanderbilt's Bill Marinangel's 81-yard fake punt vs. Alabama
11/8/1997The Flea Kicker: Nebraska's Matt Davison makes a remarkable catch vs. Missouri
10/6/2001Oklahoma's Roy Williams leaps over a blocker to seal win over Texas
11/9/2002Bluegrass Miracle: LSU's Hail Mary beats Kentucky
9/10/2005Alabama's Tyrone Prothro catches a pass behind the defender's back
10/15/2005The Bush Push: Reggie Bush helps out vs. Notre Dame
1/4/2006Texas QB Vince Young's game-winning TD run vs. USC
1/1/2007Statue of Liberty: Boise State stuns Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl
11/1/2008Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree beats Texas with late touchdown catch
10/17/2009California's Jahvid Best goes 93 yards in win vs. UCLA
11/30/2013Kick Six: Auburn's Chris Davis returns a missed FG to beat Alabama