While most of the country was undoubtedly celebrating UCF’s victory over Memphis to capture the CUSA East title, Oklahoma State was playing to move one step closer to the school’s first-ever Big 12 championship. Unfortunately, the Cowboys had to get through Oklahoma first and that didn’t work out well in the end. The Sooners won a 47-41 slugfest, as both teams traded late touchdowns for an exciting finish, but the Cowboys’ title hopes are dashed as the Sooners moved to No. 9 in the BCS rankings and will play No. 13 Nebraska for the conference title on Saturday.
OK St. played valiantly, but ultimately a loss is a loss is a loss, so they don’t have much to be happy about, except for what will possibly be remembered as the play of the year in FBS college football this season. With 5:26 left in the second quarter and his Cowboys trailing by 11, Brodrick Brown fooled the cameras when he tipped an overthrown pass by Oklahoma QB Landry Jones into the waiting hands of Shaun Lewis for the interception. Enjoy Brown’s perfect form and execution now before this play is ruined by 30,000 frat boys trying to pull off similar plays in intramural flag football games next year.
After the jump you can relive Brown’s awesome interception, as well as a collection of almost-as-impressive interceptions (feel free to remind me which famous interceptions that I egregiously omitted)…
Broderick Brown channeled his inner volleyball player to pull off one hell of a leap and tip to his teammate Shaun Lewis for the interception. The play helped keep Oklahoma State in the game but the Cowboys eventually fell to the Oklahoma Sooners 47-41. While Brown took care of the hard part of this interception, Lewis ended the game with two picks, including one for a 52-yard touchdown return.
Before he became a first round draft pick and Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants, Aaron Ross was a playmaker as a defensive back for the Texas Longhorns, as he won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2006 as well as the defensive MVP at the Alamo Bowl that year. Ross’ interception against Oklahoma State in 2006 is just one of the many reasons that he was a celebrated college DB.
Another Texas Longhorn, Ced Griffin showed off his NFL skills at the Senior Bowl in 2006, as he made a great move in the end zone and picked off With Leather favorite Jay Cutler. While Griffin’s pro career has been marred by knee injuries, Cutler learned from his senior bowl mistakes and went on to become the most humble and lovable QB in NFL history.
Few sports highlights imply such an impression that we remember where we were and what we were doing when they happened. I assume that Ron Parker’s game-changing interception to help Newberry College upset Valdosta State is one of those highlights for everyone.
Oregon DB Rodney Woods laid out to make this impressive pick against Houston Cougars quarterback Kevin Kolb, but he really shouldn’t have made the effort. The Cougars were facing 4th and 15 and the incomplete pass would have turned the ball over around Oregon’s own 47-yard line. Instead, the Ducks started at their own 6-yard line. At least the Ducks had a nice enough lead in the 4th so it didn’t matter.
This video of Charles Woodson’s interception against Michigan State is mandatory in any mention of great interceptions, like Denise Richards and Neve Campbell in posts about great lesbian kissing scenes.