Top 10 Plays of the 2010 College Football Season

I don't usually do a lot of sports here but here's a list of the top ten plays of the 2010 NCAA football season, as voted on by users at the social media side  Nominations were taken in the college football subreddit and then voted on to decide the top plays of the season.  The results are as follows:

  • 10.  David Gilreath - October 16th - Camp Randall Stadium  - Ohio St vs. Wisconsin
David Gilreath of then #16 Wisconsin returns the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against #1 Ohio St. Buckeyes.  This play sets the tone for Badgers, as they go on to win 31-18.

  • 9. LSU Special Teams - October 9th, 2010 - The Swamp - LSU vs. Florida  
Down 29-26 in a crucial SEC game, #12 LSU's Head Coach Les Miles makes a gutsy call on 4th down.  Instead of going for a very low percentage 53 yard field goal to send the game towards overtime, LSU pulls a fake to pick up the first down (nice play by kicker Josh Jasper to pick up the lateral off of the bounce).  LSU ends up punching it into the endzone to beat #14 Florida 33-29.

  • 8. Antoine Carter - November 26, 2010 - Bryant-Denny Stadium - Auburn vs. Alabama
This year's Iron Bowl was one of the biggest games of the year.  Down three touchdowns, early in the 2nd quarter, Auburn's Antoine Carter strips Mark Ingram, deep in Auburn territory to force a touchback.  #1 Auburn rallies and defeats #11 Alabama 28-27.

  • 7. Tyrod Taylor - January 3, 2011 - Sun Life Stadium - Stanford vs. Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl
Well, the game was crappy (#4 Stanford 40  #13 Virginia Tech 12) but it did yield one of the very best plays by a quarterback all year.  The Hokies' athletic senior QB Tyrod Taylor run halfway across the field, spins, plants, and throws an 11 yard touchdown to David Wilson.

  • 6. Cam Newton - October 23, 2010 - Jordan-Hare Stadium - LSU vs. Auburn
Cam Newton takes it 49 yards to the house in another big SEC game.  You could make a good argument for this being the best play of the year, it's that good.  This play, amongst others, helps the #1 Tigers beat #6 LSU 24-17.

  • 5. Tyler Slash/Micah Hyde - October 30, 2010 - Kinnick Stadium - Michigan St. vs. Iowa
The Spartans' Kirk Cousins throws a pick to Tyler Slash who laterals it off to Micah Hyde.  The result?  A Hawkeye touchdown and a 37-6 drubbing of  #5 Michigan St.

  • 4. Michigan St. Special Teams - September 18, 2010 - Spartan Stadium - Notre Dame vs. Michigan St.
You thought Les Miles had guts?  Mike Dantonio laughs at you.  With Sparty down 34-31 in overtime and facing a touch 46 yard field goal to tie and continue the game, Dantonio calls for his holder to throw the ball downfield...and it works.  The Spartans catch The Irish flat footed, allowing Aaron Bates to throw a 29 yard TD pass to Charlie Gantt to win the game. 

  • 3. LaMichael James - September 11, 2010 - Neyland Stadium - Oregon vs. Tennessee
Shades of Barry Sanders here on this play.  #7 Oregon's LaMichael James erupts for a 72 yard touchdown run, leading the Ducks to a 48-13 victory over the Vols.

  • 2. Presbyterian - September 2, 2010 - Groves Stadium - Presbyterian vs. Wake Forest
The small time Blue Hose go big time with this trick play against the Demon Deacons.  A bounce pass lateral to a reciever, who then throws it downfield to another wideout for the score.  If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's play until the whistle blows.  Wake went on to win 53-13.

  • 1. Broderick Brown/Shaun Lewis - November 27, 2010 - Boone Pickens Stadium - Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St.
Another tag team duo makes the list  and this time in the top spot.  Oklahoma QB Landry Jones tries to throw the ball out of bounds but Broderick Brown makes a spectacular play, batting the ball back in bounds to teammate Shaun Lewis.  It was the craziest play of one of the craziest games of the season, which featured a combined 34 points scored in the last seven and a half minutes of the game.  Eventually, the #13 Sooners came out on top, downing state rival #9 Oklahoma St. 47-41.

1 comment:

  1. You need to add this play and take something else out.