Top Ten Plays of the 2006 Football Season

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Top Ten Plays of the 2006 Football Season

Recently, a subscriber asked us if we had done a top ten plays article for
the 2005 or 2006 season. We produced one for the 2004 season that was well
received, but we hadn’t done one for 2005 or 2006. A top ten article for the
2006 season sounded like a good idea, to help get past the memory of the
Chick-fil-A Bowl collapse, so we went ahead with it.

Chris and Will did their rankings and play descriptions completely
independent of each other, to highlight more plays and give you different
perspectives. We present Chris’ top ten first, then Will’s, and a summary at the

The bottom line? If you’re like us, you’ve got a CFA Bowl hangover, but this
article reminds you that lots of good stuff happened during the 2006 season,
long before that mess in the Georgia Dome occurred. Enjoy.

Chris Coleman’s Top Ten Plays of the 2006 Football Season

#10: Xavier Adibi’s Sack and Forced Fumble vs. UVA

Xavier Adibi was a playmaker the entire season for Tech, and perhaps his
biggest play came against UVA. Adibi blitzed up the middle and nailed UVA
quarterback Jameel Sewell as he was releasing the ball. It was close, but
officials ruled it a fumble, and Tech recovered. It set up a George Bell

#9: Jesse Allen’s Juke on Miami’s Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather was considered Miami’s top defender last year, and Jesse
Allen was Virginia Tech’s unheralded fullback that no one had ever heard of. So
when Sean Glennon dumped a short pass in the flat to Allen, Meriweather made the
easy open field tackle against the slower, bigger Allen, right? Wrong. Showing
underrated athleticism, Allen put a little move on Meriweather and accelerated
by him on his way to a big gain.

#8: Branden Ore’s 70 Yard TD run against Southern Miss

Branden Ore has a rare combination of strength, speed, vision and agility.