With the 2012-2013 bowl season having come to a close, there are two key takeaways to remember as we head into the offseason:
1) Alabama is leaps and bounds better than Notre Dame (but only a few yards better than Georgia).
2) Javedeon Clowney's monstrous hit-turned-fumble-recovery was the most jaw-dropping moment of the bowl slate.
While Clowney's helmet-loosening, ball-jarring, ref-correcting, GIF-inspiring demolition of Michigan running back Vincent Smith during the Outback bowl was far and away the most memorable highlight it was hardly the only play worth a second look. With 35 bowls starting in mid-December -- unless you're not counting the Sun Bowl, which was won by a team that arrived with a losing record -- there were plenty of impressive efforts. With the BCS title awarded to the Crimson Tide and Brent Musburger properly chastised for ogling AJ McCarron's girlfriend, it's now time to determine what was the second best highlight of bowl season.
Was it Johnny Football tightroping the sideline for Texas A&M's first of six touchdowns in the Cotton Bowl? Or was it Stanford's trick play in the Rose Bowl? Or maybe Eddie Lacy's "Spin Tide" TD against Notre Dame in the BCS title game?
Scroll down to check out some of the best highlights from bowl season and vote on your second favorite.
Johnny's Tightrope Touchdown - Cotton Bowl
Rare 1-Point Safety - Fiesta Bowl
Gamecocks' Game-Winner - Outback Bowl
Fiesta Bowl Opening Kick Off - Fiesta Bowl
Last Second Field Goal - Chick-Fil-A Bowl
Pryor's 60-Yard Score - Orange Bowl
Conley Opens Up The Field
79-Yard Coffin Corner - Belk Bowl
Sweeting's Bad Speech - Sun Bowl
Texas Trick Play Touchdown - Alamo Bowl
Patterson's Amazing Catch - Rose Bowl
Boyd's One-Hander - Music City Bowl
Conroy Seals It For Michigan State - Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Bostic's Big Hit - Sugar Bowl