I am a total sucker for trick plays and college football never disappoints. The latest comes from Friday’s FCS playoff quarter-final between the Chattanooga Mocs and the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Wildcats scored on a convoluted 61-yard pass play and went on to win the game by a score of 35–30.
A couple of weeks ago, I called the Georgia vs Auburn game “the most dramatic game of college football” I had seen. Admittedly I have only been following college football for about three years or so, but it was still quite a big statement to make. The game was still fresh in my memory and I probably got caught up in all the drama and excitement. So at the risk of overplaying things again, let me say this: Saturday’s Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn was equally exciting and dramatic, if not more so, and the ending was perhaps even more shocking.
Saturday’s game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers was undoubtedly the most dramatic game of college football (and quite possibly American football as a whole) I have seen and I’m sure it will be one that lives long in the memory. In terms of recent sporting drama, it was comparable with Game 6 of the 2011 World Series and Manchester City’s last day win in the 2011–12 Premier League. Just watching on television was nailbiting enough, so how it was for those in attendance, I can scarcely imagine.
For connoisseurs of precision punting, here is Will Monday’s effort from the 2012 Belk Bowl.