Vince Young of the Texas Longhorns, had one of the most memorable performances by any athlete in any sport in the 2006 Rose Bowl against USC. This went down as one of the most memorable, if not the most, memorable game winning drive in college football history.

After 15 years of controversial BCS Championships, we have seen some amazing performances from players and teams on colllege football's biggest stage. From the defensive Orange Bowl in 00' to Alabama's domination of Notre Dame in 12', we have seen some amazing performances in this period.

These players made a name for themselves when it mattered most, and will go down in history as some of the greatest competitors to ever play the game. These players faced of against one of the top two teams in the league, and absolutely throttled the opposition on the other side of the ball. The teams on this list were up against the only team standing in their way of a championship, and they came to play and did so in fashion.

The BCS era is now being wrapped up, and all of these performances will become a thing of the past heading into the playoff era. New stars will show up, and they will be asked to play the best football of their life in back to back weeks in the new College Football Playoff. However, the late game heroics in the BCS will never be forgotten.

Let's take a look at the 5 greatest performances in the BCS National Championship game: