Tuesday, August 01, 2006

CFN's Best Regular Season Games

Collegefootballnews.com's Tuesday Question for their writers is "The ten greatest regular season games of all-time were ...?"

Pete Fiutak includes:

7. SMU 20 ... TCU 14 November 30, 1935
This game had as much hype as there had ever been for a Southwest Conference game. When it was over, it was dubbed the Game of the First Half of the Century. 10-0, No. 1 SMU had the great running back Bobby Wilson while 10-0, No. 2 TCU boasted All-America quarterback Sammy Baugh. Wilson started off the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run. He put the Mustangs up 14-0 on his second touchdown of the game. Baugh was able to fight to get the Horned Frogs back into the game early in the fourth quarter tying it at 14. On the drive following Baugh's game-tying touchdown pass, Wilson, all 147 pounds of him, converted on a fourth-and-seven catching a fake 36-yard punt from Bob Finley. On the play, Wilson dove, caught it on the four-yard line, and then rolled into the end zone for score. Baugh came close to leading TCU to scores on two late drives, but both fizzled out and SMU ended up winning the national title.

Richard Cirminiello included so many lists in his answer it is hard to keep it straight, but he did include the 1982 Tech-SMU game among the best "Regular Season Finishes."

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