Sunday on college campuses is time for passing out the aspirin, and reconstructing the events of the evening to figure out how you ended up with no shoes and wearing a sailor hat outside of your friend’s house.
At Herd U, it’s time to give props to the top performances from the college football weekend. This weekend featured marquee matchups, massive blowouts, several squads falling from the ranks of the undefeated, and hot seats getting hotter.
Here are some of the top plays from the yesterday’s action.
- Pitt scores on the fat man screen pass – Everyone loves to see the big men rumble. Pitt’s Brian O’Neill looked more like a Bolshoi ballerina than a bruising o-lineman on his 24-yard screen pass jaunt. Get some big fella.
2. Miami’s Mark Walton’s Barry Sanders impression – Hurricane running back Mark Walton’s incredible touchdown run was called back on a hold. Who cares. It was still the play of the game. Well, other than than the blocked extra point that lost the game for the Canes, obviously.
This is unreal. pic.twitter.com/QslbeaEHUw
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) October 9, 2016
3. Colorado trickeration against USC – Colorado lost 21-17 to the Trojans, but the Buffs throwback touchdown pass was a playcalling masterpiece. Tough loss for the Buffs. Helluva play call. Encouraging signs in ‘Rado.
— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) October 8, 2016
4. The Academy is on the field – Navy’s upset of undefeated #6 Houston was their first win over a Top 10 opponent in 32 years. Even the brightest and most disciplined our nation has to offer couldn’t resist storming the field. Great win for Navy. America.
— Michelle (@spacechelle) October 8, 2016
5. Jabrill Peppers is Charles Woodson 2.0 – Jabrill Peppers is the most versatile player in college football. He added two more touchdowns to his highlight reel in Michigan’s 78-0 annihilation of Rutgers yesterday, including an absurd punt return touchdown and a rushing score. In an era of specialization, Peppers impacts all three phases in a way that hasn’t been seen since players wore leather helmets and drank Schlitz at halftime.
— NayVar (@CombMyAfro) October 8, 2016
Kind of cool how Jim Harbaugh is letting Jabrill Peppers do it all back home. https://t.co/aur6G1NbP7
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) October 9, 2016
6. Wide Blocked – No rivalry has been defined by kicking game woes more than Florida State and Miami. Last night, another chapter was added to the story. After Miami scored the apparent game-tying touchdown, the extra point was an afterthought. Until it was blocked and Miami lost the game. Only in this rivalry. Tough one for the Canes, karma for the Noles.