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Top 10 Plays of the Year
B.J. Schecter
December 21, 1998
Ortege Jenkins's flip Jenkins, a 6'2", 214-pound sophomore quarterback, scored the winning touchdown with four seconds left in Arizona's 31-28 victory over Washington on a nine-yard run that ended with his flipping over three defenders at the goal line and landing on his feet in the end zone.
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December 21, 1998

Top 10 Plays Of The Year

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Ortege Jenkins's flip
Jenkins, a 6'2", 214-pound sophomore quarterback, scored the winning touchdown with four seconds left in Arizona's 31-28 victory over Washington on a nine-yard run that ended with his flipping over three defenders at the goal line and landing on his feet in the end zone.

LaVar Arrington's aerial hit
Showing extraordinary athleticism and timing, Arrington (below), a sophomore linebacker at Penn State, leaped over an Illinois lineman at the snap and landed on fullback Elmer Hickman, tackling Hickman for a loss on fourth down as he received a handoff during the Nittany Lions' 27-0 win over the Illini.

Sirr Parker's OT TD
The speedy Texas A&M senior running back derailed Kansas State's national championship hopes by turning a quick slant pattern into a 32-yard touchdown that gave the Aggies a 36-33 double-overtime victory in the Big 12 championship game.

UCLA's phantom fumble
The Bruins, leading Miami 45-42 late in the fourth quarter, were driving when Cade McNown connected with Brad Melsby for a 30-yard gain to the Hurricane 26. The ball popped loose and was ruled a fumble, though Melsby's knee was clearly down before he lost the handle. Miami drove 74 yards for the winning touchdown.

Donovan McNabb's throw up and throw
After vomiting on the Syracuse sideline during a timeout before the game's final play, McNabb capped an 83-yard drive by rolling to his right and firing the ball across the field to Stephen Brominski for a 13-yard touchdown that gave the Orangemen a 28-26 victory over Virginia Tech.

Clint Stoerner's cough up
With Arkansas holding a 24-22 lead on No. 1 Tennessee and less than two minutes remaining, the Razorbacks quarterback dropped the ball on a naked bootleg. The Volunteers recovered and went on to win 28-24.

Ricky Williams's record run
On the run that broke Tony Dorsett's Division l-A career rushing mark, the Texas senior burst though a hole off left tackle, bolted down the sideline and went 60 yards for a touchdown in a 26-24 victory over Texas A&M.

Tennessee's lucky call
With less than two minutes remaining against Syracuse, the Volunteers appeared ready to turn the ball over on downs when Tee Martin's fourth-down pass fell incomplete. But Tennessee was saved by a questionable pass-interference penalty, which led to Jeff Hall's last-second 27-yard field goal and a 34-33 win.

Cedric Henry's Buckeye breakup
Michigan State made several big plays in its 28-24 upset of Ohio State, but none was bigger than freshman cornerback Henry's preventing a sure touchdown by knocking the ball out of David Boston's hands in the end zone on the Buckeyes' final drive.

Prairie View's game-saving stop
Panthers win! Panthers win! Panthers win! Prairie View A&M snapped an NCAA-record 80-game losing streak with a 14-12 victory over Langston, but not until Prairie View's Steven Garner had stuffed Archie Craft on a run up the middle for a two-point conversion with 34 seconds remaining.

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