The 10 Best National Championship Game Performances of the BCS Era

From legendary game-winning touchdowns to stat-stuffing displays in a losing effort, these 10 performances stood tallest over the 16 years college football employed an official national title game under the BCS format.
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Beyond its stated mission of bringing together college football’s two best teams to play for an undisputed national championship, the BCS also gave some of college football’s best players an elevated platform to add to their legends. The format’s 16-year run featured blowouts and nail-biting finishes in almost equal measure, Greg Mancz Jersey but every champion had some singular performance that helped make the difference.

Josh Rosen, Arizona Cardinals: I feel like there’s a really unfair opportunity for exploitation in that industry when it comes to adults telling kids that they need to partake in this business of 7-on-7 in order to be seen by coaches, and by the way you’re giving me money to partake, and these are really young kids. There’s a lot to be said for just being a kid and being fun and not having to specialize and pick what professional sport you want to play at 13 or 14 years old. My family is not a football family, and we didn’t know what we were doing going through the whole process, so you’re seeking advice from people and you don’t know who has a vested interest. It can be unfair for families who haven’t been around the block.

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Beginning with Butler, it’s easy to see why he chose the Titans from a schematic standpoint. Forty-two-year-old first-year coach Mike Vrabel played linebacker for eight seasons in New England with Bill Belichick and in his first season in Tennessee will employ a 3-4 defense that will use many of the same concepts Belichick has mastered. It’s harder to understand why Butler chose to continue on the Belichick coaching tree after how bitterly things ended in New England, with the fifth-year corner benched in a Super Bowl loss to the Eagles for reasons that have yet to be fully explained,. (Butler, in an interview with SI TV, discussed his emotions during the game but didn’t go into detail on the reasons he didn’t play.)