Perhaps a break from all the angst of last weekend and the anxiety over this coming weekend would do us a bit of good, eh? So, in that light, why not a bit of reflection on what single play -- not season, not game, not series, but single, solitary play -- most completely and fully defines Iowa football for you? I got the idea from this post by ESPN's Big 12 blogger, David Ubben, who made an off-hand comment about Michael Crabtree's game-winning catch against Texas three years ago perfectly summing up and defining Texas Tech football. That seemed like a dead-on summary of Texas Tech football, which got me thinking: what would that play be for Iowa football?
So to the polls we go. Let me preface this by saying that the choices are exclusively from the last 30 years; I simply can't speak with any authority about highlights from further back than that, so if you feel strongly that I omitted something utterly legendary from Evy's reign or from the Kinnick days, feel free to select "Other" and tout your choice in the comments. We could all do with a bit of nostalgia these days.
What one play most defines Iowa football for you?
Rob Houghtlin's game-winning kick against Michigan in 1985. (237 votes)
Warren Holloway's game-winning touchdown catch against LSU in 2004. (488 votes)
Daniel Murray's game-winning kick against Penn State in 2008. (145 votes)
Marvin McNutt's game-winning touchdown catch against Michigan State in 2009. (154 votes)
Tim Dwight's punt return for a touchdown against Michigan in 1997. (39 votes)
Chuck Long's bootleg touchdown run against Michigan State in 1985. (108 votes)
Marv Cook's game-winning touchdown catch against Ohio State in 1987. (40 votes)
Other (specify in the comments) (56 votes)
1267 total votes