College football season has been officially over for a few weeks, but some of us just don't want to move on. It's a long time until we can talk about legitimate football things again so we'll do anything we can to keep the memories from fading. SB Nation's Bill Connelly did his part to keep the 2013 season in the forefront with a countdown of the 100 best games of the season.
The entire countdown is excellent and worth a read. If you're looking to get an early start on your weekend, goodbye Friday productivity and hello thousands of words and GIFs.
Washington State made the countdown three times, two of which were for positive reasons. The Cougars' upset win against USC checked in at No. 97 while the win against Arizona is No. 74. The New Mexico Bowl broke the top 20 at No. 18, but let's not talk about that. Instead, here's part of Bill's blurb on the Arizona game.
The USC game was Wazzu's signature win of the year, because it was USC. But the win over Arizona was tougher, both because the Wildcats were pretty damn good themselves and because both the offense and defense had to make big plays.
Interestingly enough, Auburn was featured in the top three games. That countdown would have been drastically different if a couple of plays went WSU's way in the season opener. Alas, they didn't so Bill pegs the Arizona game as the best positive one for the Cougars.
Do you agree? Which game gets your vote for the best game of the year?
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