Posted by Tom Fornelli
Without a doubt, one of the plays that will forever stand out in the memories of Auburn and Oregon fans alike from tonight's BCS Championship Game will be the 37-yard run by Michael Dyer on Auburn's final drive. The one where he rolled over linebacker Eddie Pleasant , got up, stood around for a second, and then took off.
The play was reviewed, and the ruling on the field was upheld. Dyer was never officially down, the Tigers picked up the key yards and a few plays later Wes Byrum nailed a field goal that made them national champions. Well, Oregon fans may not want to watch the following video.
Of course, nobody knows for sure what would have happened had Dyer been ruled down following the review. The way he was gashing Oregon's defense on that drive, the only difference may have been that Byrum's field goal had to cover more distance before flying through the uprights. Still, to come that close to a national championship, and then see that video....it's got to hurt.
Video courtesy of the invaluable Mocksession