Monday, June 28, 2010
Taking a look at ties
By ESPN.com staff
Colleague Ivan Maisel named his 10 biggest ties in college football history, and put one edition of the Red River Rivalry on the list.
7. No. 1 Texas 15, No. 3 Oklahoma 15, 1984: Played in a driving rainstorm that made the day game look as if it were being played at night, the Longhorns survived to tie it thanks to a bad call. Officials ruled that Sooners defensive back Keith Stanberry had not intercepted a tipped pass in the Oklahoma end zone. TV replays disagreed. Texas' Jeff Ward kicked a 32-yard field goal on the next play.
The tie in college football has been dead for 15 years, but Maisel notes that the World Cup has taught Americans the value of ties, with a pair of classics against England and Slovenia. But I suspect -- as Maisel does -- no one's clamoring for its return in college football.
What other old school Big 12 games belonged on his list?