5th Down

December 6, 2006

Here is the drive and infamous 5th down play that helped Colorado win an otherwise disputed National Championship in 1990.

5th Down
Colorado Buffaloes beat Missouri Tigers
October 6, 1990

As Wikipedia put it:

The Fifth Down was the name of a college football play that was the result of an error by the crew officiating the game. This play enabled the Colorado Buffaloes to defeat the Missouri Tigers by scoring a touchdown on the last play of their game on October 6, 1990. The ensuing controversy cast doubt on the claim to major college football’s 1990 national championship by Colorado. It has been marked as one of the top memorable moments in college football history.

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