Jan. 3, 2003: Referee Terry Porter threw what appeared to be a late flag for pass interference on Miami cornerback Glenn Sharpe on a fourth-down play in the end zone against Ohio State on Jan. 3, 2003. The Buckeyes then tied the score with a touchdown and won the national title in a second overtime in the Fiesta Bowl. Pass interference calls are not reviewable, but it would have been nice to get a second look.
Oct. 6, 1990: Colorado quarterback Charles Johnson scored on a "fifth down" to beat Missouri, 33-31, on Oct. 6, 1990. The Buffaloes went on to win a share of the national title with Georgia Tech.
Nov. 20, 1982: The most chaotic play in decades occurred at the end of California's 25-20 victory over Stanford. A slew of laterals gave way to Cal's Kevin Moen colliding with a Stanford trombone player before he scored the winning touchdown. How many players did Cal have on the field? Instant replay could have nullified one of the classic plays in college football history.
Jan. 1, 1979: In the second quarter of the Rose Bowl, USC was leading Michigan 7-3 when Trojans running back Charles White appeared to lose control of the ball well before reaching the end zone. But the line judge ruled that White had crossed the goal line before he lost control of the ball, and Southern Cal got the touchdown and went on to win, 17-10.