nearly ten years later, the most devastating loss i've experienced as a fan remains the 1997 Rose Bowl between Arizona State and Ohio State. both teams were highly talented, and a boatload of players from both sides went on to play in the NFL (one of them being Pat Tillman). ASU had had a magnificent season, and win would mean a perfect 12-0 record, and though we didn't know it at the time, a national championship as well. ASU scored with just 1:40 left to go in the game, which made it 17-14. Unfortunately, on the play of a quarterback from my high school's biggest local rival, and with an assist from the worst prevent defense in all of history, the buckeyes came back and won 20-17. If Plummer had had even 15-20 more seconds and a timeout, i think he could have gotten in range for a tying field goal (Robert Nycz was golden that year). the season ended with lenzie jackson having caught a ball in the middle of the field, unable to stop the clock. that loss ruined a perfect season and cost the sun devils what would have been their first national title. that the dagger from the hands of a Mesa Mountain View High School product was even more galling. as a phoenix area resident, i've experienced a lot of hearbreakers over the years, but that one is still the worst. how about yours?