In a year that included the so-called "Game of the Century" it would seem an open-and-shut case to determine what was the best college football game of past year. However, any college football fan who has spent the last few months thrilling to the slew of memorable college gridiron clashes of 2011 knows that the highly anticipated but offensively underwhelming overtime tilt between SEC foes LSU and Alabama may not even qualify as the best college football game in the month of November. And once you factor in the gems from September and October, well, all of a sudden Round 1 of the national championship certainly has its work cut out for it.
After all, Michigan State treated us to a hail mary for the ages to upset Wisconsin. A superhero named Robert Griffin III lifted Baylor to national prominence and threw himself into the race for the Heisman Trophy in an exciting victory over TCU. And don't forget that white knuckle affair between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame under the lights at the Big House when Denard Robinson led the Wolverines -- the winningest FBS football program in history -- to one of the most heart pounding of the school's 894 victories.
In some years, a back-and-forth affair featuring two blue blood programs like the September clash in Ann Arbor would likely be the run away choice for best game of the year. But in 2011, it's just one of many contenders.
Here are 15 of the greatest college football games from 2011. Help us decide which was the BEST GAME OF 2011. We know these games are just the tip of the ice berg. So let us know the other great games that took place this year by clicking 'Add A Slide' and submitting a YouTube highlight of your favorite game.