Auburn football's play-by-play announcer Rod Bramblett had himself a great year, notching perhaps the most memorable call of the decade when he shouted, "Theyâre not gonna keep âem off the field tonight!" following the Tigers improbable victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl. But Monday night belonged to Florida State, who has a fantastic radio crew of their own comprised of Gene Deckerhoff and former Florida State fullback William Floyd.
The video above, which unfortunately has some audio issues due to the loud stadium, provides a great example of the raw emotion and joy that makes college football one of the most beloved pastimes in the country.
With time winding down and Florida State down by four points to Auburn, Heisman-winner Jameis Winston threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin to give the Seminoles the lead.
Gene Deckerhoff, a consummate professional who has been calling games for the Seminoles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for decades, does his best to finish calling the play while being mobbed by an elated Floyd. It's a great scene to cap off what turned out to be the best slate of BCS games ever. (Can you name a more exciting bowl season?)
Suffice to say, Florida State's call had a little more gusto than that which Brent Musburger provided to the national audience on ESPN: