Young's double delivery highlights memorable BCS performances
Should we go ahead and call this the "Top 10 BCS bowl performances, brought to you by Vince Young"? It sort of feels like the celestial bowl efforts of the former Texas run-and-gunner lead most discussions of memorable performances. But he's far from alone. And there may be a few you've forgotten -- hello, Ron Dayne in the 1999 Rose Bowl and Rohan Davey in the 2002 Sugar Bowl.
This was no easy exercise. How the heck could we leave out Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey in the 2002 Rose Bowl, Utah quarterback Alex Smith in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl, Georgia defensive end Marcus Howard in the 2008 Sugar Bowl, Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl or Tennessee receiver Peerless Price in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl?
Here's a look at the 10 best performances in a BCS bowl during the BCS decade:
1. Texas QB Vince Young vs. USC in 2006 Rose Bowl
2. Oklahoma defense vs. Florida State in 2001 Orange Bowl
3. Texas QB Vince Young vs. Michigan in 2005 Rose Bowl
4. Wisconsin RB Ron Dayne vs. UCLA in 1999 Rose Bowl
5. West Virginia RB Steven Slaton vs. Georgia in 2006 Sugar Bowl
6. Michigan QB Tom Brady vs. Alabama in 2000 Orange Bowl
7. LSU QB Rohan Davey vs. Illinois in 2002 Sugar Bowl
8. FSU WR Peter Warrick vs. Va. Tech QB Michael Vick in 2000 Sugar Bowl
9. West Virginia QB Pat White vs. Oklahoma in 2008 Fiesta Bowl
10. USC QB Matt Leinart vs. Oklahoma in 2005 Orange Bowl
Ted Miller is a college football writer for ESPN.com. Send your questions and comments to Ted at email@example.com.
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