College football bowls are a holiday tradition. The student athletes and coaches in these games have provided some stunning finishes throughout the years. What follows are some of the most remarkable games ever played.
Boise State vs. Oklahoma — 2007 Fiesta Bowl
An instant classic featuring a "David vs. Goliath" storyline ended dramatically with Boise State winning in overtime and a post-game proposal by the star running back.
Texas vs. USC — 2006 Rose Bowl
In an extraordinary display of talent and creativity, Texas' Vince Young battled Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush of USC in the BCS championship game.
Texas Tech vs. Minnesota — 2006 Insight.com Bowl
One of the most extraordinary comebacks in college bowl history saw Texas Tech come back from being down 38-7 with five minutes left in the third quarter to beat Minnesota 44-41.
BYU vs. SMU — 1980 Holiday Bowl
SMU greats Eric Dickerson and Craig James led SMU to a 35-13 lead early in the second half. Then, with only four minutes remaining, SMU took a commanding 45-25 lead. Jim McMahon's Cougars came back and scored on a Hail Mary pass with time expired to tie the game.
Marshall vs. ECU — 2001 GMAC Bowl
Marshall's Byron Leftwich rallied his team back from a 38-8 halftime deficit to win to tie the game at 51, only to miss the extra point and send the game into overtime. Marshall would end up winning the game in double overtime 64-61.
Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A.M. — 1944 Disney Bowl
"Swivel Hips" Smith leads Taxidermy Tech in a classic tutorial for those who may not understand the game of football. A must see for any aspiring fan!
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