The 2015 Rose Bowl will go down as one of the most memorable games in Oregon football history. So it comes as no surprise that Oregon's dominant performance over Florida State earned your vote as the Best Game of 2014/15 in our inaugural Webfoot Awards.
Here's how the voting broke down. The Rose Bowl dominated, earning nearly 3/4 of all the votes. Oregon/Michigan State and the 2015 NCAA Track & Field Championships had a close battle for second place. And apparently, there was just no love for Joe Young and the basketball team.
It was supposed to be a showdown for the ages. One for the record books. Well, it was, at least for one team. After taking an 18-13 lead into halftime, the Ducks completely dominated the second half, eventually going on to defeat the Florida State Seminoles 59-20 to earn a spot in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
The Ducks broke 10 Rose Bowl records during the game, including most points (59), most total offense (639) and the largest non-shutout margin of victory (39).
It was a competitive game until the third quarter, when the turnovers started piling up against Florida State. On the opening drive of the second half, Dalvin Cook fumbled the ball and Oregon was able to turn it into seven points at the other end of the field.
After Marcus Mariota hit Darren Carrington for a 56-yard touchdown pass, Jameis Winston coughed up the ball on Florida State's next possession. Two plays later, Mariota hit Carrington in the end zone again for a 30-yard touchdown pass.
With time winding down in the third and Oregon already up 39-20, we witnessed perhaps the defining moment of the game.
Winston panicked, lost control of his footing and lost the ball. Tony Washington scooped it up and took it 58 yards for the touchdown, the longest fumble return in Rose Bowl history.
It was a metaphor for the night. Florida State walked in holding their heads high, showing off a 29-game winning streak. Oregon wasn't phased and eventually, the Seminoles buckled under pressure.
While the Ducks may not have been able to capture the national title, the 2015 Rose Bowl was one of the most memorable games in program history. Oregon didn't just win the Rose Bowl, they won the first EVER College Football Playoff game.
Enjoy the highlights below of what you voted as the Best Game of 2014/15 in ATQ's inaugural Webfoot Awards.