Shane Falco was the stud prospect who threw five picks in the Sugar Bowl. He earned the derisive nickname "Footsteps Falco." He served admirably as a scab quarterback for the Washington Sentinels in The Replacements.
Johnny Utah was a Rose Bowl-winning quarterback who blew out his knee late in the game and turned undercover FBI agent in the awesomely-90s Point Break. This was in the pre-BCS era, when that means Johnny Utah's team would have had a chance at the #1 vote.
Both men had venerable (fictional) careers at Ohio State, but Utah was the one who went out the right way. Unless that changes, the nod will always go to hotshot Johnny Utah.