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Greatest CFB Plays: Harvard beats Yale defeats Wrong Way Roy

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Voting for Round 1 of the Greatest CFB Plays tournament has concluded. Harvard beats Yale advanced to Round 2 to take on Johnny Rodgers' punt return.

Round 1 poll results:
Harvard beats Yale: 60 percent
Wrong Way Roy: 40 percent

Wrong Way Roy (4)


Date: Jan. 1, 1929
Summary: 35 years before Jim Marshall's famous wrong way run, there was Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels. Riegels' 75-yard sprint toward his own goal line helped Georgia Tech defeat Cal, 8-7, in the Rose Bowl.

Harvard Beats Yale (5)


Date: Nov. 23, 1968
Summary: Trailing 22-0, Harvard scored 16 points in the game's final 42 seconds to force a 29-29 tie against Yale. The Harvard Crimson student newspaper printed the famous headline, "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29".

What we learned from the tournament


Tournament results:


Final round:
Kick Six (2) defeats Bluegrass Miracle (5)

Semifinals:
Bluegrass Miracle (5) defeats Cannon's Halloween Run (2)
Kick Six (2) defeats McMahon Hail Mary (4)

Knute Rockne region:
Quarterfinal matchup: Cannon's Halloween Run (2) defeats Rodgers' return (1)
Round 2 matchups: Rodgers' return (1) defeats Harvard Beats Yale (5) | Cannon's Halloween Run (2) defeats Punt Bama Punt (6)
Round 1 matchups: Punt Bama Punt (6) defeats O.J.'s TD run (3) | Harvard Beats Yale (5) defeats Wrong Way Roy (4)
Round 1 byes: Johnny Rodgers' return (1) | Billy Cannon's Halloween Run (2)

Bear Bryant region:
Quarterfinal matchup: McMahon Hail Mary (4) defeats Hail Flutie (2)
Round 2 matchups: McMahon Hail Mary (4) defeats The Play (1) | Hail Flutie (2) defeats Walker First TD (6)
Round 1 matchups: Walker First TD (6) defeats Montana TD (3) | McMahon Hail Mary (4) defeats Scott 92-yard TD (5)
Round 1 byes: The Play (1) | Hail Flutie (2)

Bobby Bowden region:
Quarterfinal matchup: Bluegrass Miracle (5) vs. Favre's Hail Mary (2)
Round 2 matchups: Bluegrass Miracle (5) defeats Miracle in Michigan (1) | Favre's Hail Mary (2) defeats Williams Leap (6)
Round 1 matchups: Williams Leap (6) defeats Howard Heisman Pose (3) | Bluegrass Miracle (5) defeats Flea Kicker (4)
Round 1 byes: Miracle in Michigan (1) | Brett Favre's Hail Mary (2)

Urban Meyer region:
Quarterfinal matchup: Kick Six (2) vs. Statue of Liberty (1)
Round 2 matchups: Statue of Liberty (1) defeats Crabtree GW (5) | Kick Six (2) defeats VY Runs to Title (3)
Round 1 matchups: VY Runs to Title (3) defeats Prothro Catch (6) | Crabtree GW (5) defeats Bush Push (4)
Round 1 byes: Statue of Liberty (1) | Kick Six (2)

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