Anyone who saw the Ohio State-Michigan game last month knew immediately that it was an instant classic.
How good was it? Well, Sports Illustrated named it the No. 1 college football game of 2016.
Here's what SI had to say about OSU's thrilling double-overtime win, which clinched a CFB Playoff bid.
Seldom do hyped rivalry games meet their lofty expectations. This year’s edition of The Game wasn’t just the best game of the season, it was arguably the best regular-season game of the past decade. From Michigan’s staunch defensive line play to Ohio State’s fourth-quarter comeback to J.T. Barrett’s questionable first-down to preserve the game in overtime, this one featured huge momentum swings and a thrilling conclusion with a College Football Playoff berth on the line. We can only hope for rivalry games this compelling in the future.
The full list of SI's top games of 2016 can be found here.