Monday's BCS Championship between offensive-minded Oregon and Auburn has shootout potential. What are the best shootouts in championship bowl games (BCS and de facto title games)? 5. Penn State 27, Georgia 23 (1983) » No. 2 Penn State limited Heisman RB Herschel Walker to 103 yards on 28 carries and got big work from RB Curt Warner (18 carries, 177 yards) and QB Todd Blackledge (228 passing yards).
4. FSU 46, Virginia Tech 29 (2000) » QB Michael Vick electrified the Sugar Bowl, staking Virginia Tech to a 29-28 lead in the fourth quarter, but Florida State came back behind Heisman QB Chris Weinke and WR Peter Warrick.
3. USC 42, Wisconsin 37 (1963) » In the Rose Bowl, the first postseason game to match No.?1 (USC) vs. No. 2 (Wisconsin), QB Ron Vander Kelen rallied the Badgers from a 42-14 deficit in the fourth quarter after Trojans QB Pete Beathard had fired four touchdown passes.
2. Miami 31, Nebraska 30 (1984) » In the Orange Bowl, No. 1 Nebraska stormed back from a 31-17 deficit in the fourth quarter, but a two-point conversion try failed in the closing minute as Bernie Kosar outdueled Heisman RB Mike Rozier, QB Turner Gill and WR Irving Fryar.
1. Texas 41, USC 38 (2006) »
Vince Young passed for 267 yards and rushed for 200 in the greatest individual performance in BCS history. Young led the Longhorns on two touchdown drives in the final 6:35 to overcome Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and a 38-26 deficit.