NFL.com’s College Football 24/7 asked fans this summer to vote for the greatest college football play of all time, and they responded by picking the Auburn’s “Kick Six” play from its 2013 showdown with Alabama.
The site argued Monday that a re-vote might be in order.
In a re-ranking, College Football 24/7 put Michigan State’s touchdown on a botched punt in Saturday night’s wild 27-23 victory over Michigan atop its list of greatest plays.
Dubbing it the “Miracle in Michigan II,” writers Andy Fenelon and Jim Reineking says “it has enough critical elements to vault it to No. 1.”
To recap: With his team ahead 23-21 with 10 seconds remaining, Michigan punter Blake O’Neill took a low snap from Scott Sypniewski, dropped it, picked it up and spun around to kick it but fumbled into the hands of Michigan State’s Jalen Watts-Jackson.
Watts-Jackson scored on a 38-yard return, giving the Spartans a victory — their seventh in the last eight seasons against the Wolverines — and keeping Michigan State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) in the college football playoff hunt.
Auburn’s “Kick Six” is No. 2 on the “adjusted” list.
The Miracle in Michigan I? That’s a play that also doesn’t rekindle too many fond memories for Michigan fans: Quarterback Kordell Stewart’s Hail Mary to Michael Westbrook in 1994 in Colorado’s 27-26 victory ranks No. 7.