Halfway through the fourth quarter the Spartans were marching into Oregon territory for the second consecutive drive. Nearly in the red zone, that was a favorable matchup given the Spartan's size and power running preference, Oregon needed a stop or else get back into a one-possession game with a team that had come back many times against top teams the last couple years.
Enter Ifo Ekpre-Olomu who caught a tipped pass in the most amazing fashion for an unbelievable play. Just when Michigan State was posing a significant threat Ifo shut down the drive. He was, in all honesty, the only person on the team with the athletic ability and football awareness to actually make this play happen. It will serve as a prime example of his legacy at Oregon.
The voting was incredibly close. No matter how good any team is the teams that make the national championship games and the playoffs are a team of destiny. Ohio State lucked into the playoff. Florida State lucked out nearly every game of the season against teams that weren't good. After going over a whole season's worth of plays it was very difficult to pinpoint the best plays. After much consideration I felt that these three were the biggest from the football season and Joe Young's was the lone basketball play that could be a contender.
The sheer number of amazing plays is really hard to even guess until you start counting. That's even a greater testament to how big Ifo's interception was.