Week 6 in college football won’t be officially over until Georgia and South Carolina face off on Sunday in a Hurricane Matthew-delayed contest, but we’re ready to put a bow on need-to-know, cool stuff from Saturday’s action.
The day produced a number of thrilling finishes and standout performances, along with some beverage tosses and a knocked-out tooth. And if you are looking for a cheap dinner this week, my goodness, have we got a deal for you.
Here’s a look at best moments from Saturday:
— The day’s biggest upset belonged to Navy, which defeated No. 6 Houston 46-40 in Annapolis, Md. The victory was the Midshipmen’s first win over a top-10 team since 1984, and it earned the entire academy some extra time off from the books. Here’s the official word from the school’s sports information director.
Superintendent Carter just announced that there will be no school on Tuesday in honor of the win. Monday was already closed for Columbus Day
— Scott Strasemeier (@ScottStras) October 8, 2016
Just get a look at the celebration:
— Navy Football (@NavyFB) October 9, 2016
When you get your first win over an AP top-10 team in 32 years, you celebrate. pic.twitter.com/dcfGG13KAa
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 8, 2016
— Sometimes a graphic can be just that, pretty graphic. This is what No. 4 Michigan’s destruction of Rutgers looked like:
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 9, 2016
And because of that, there figures to be a big run on steaks in Ann Arbor because of the beatdown:
40 rare steaks to go please. pic.twitter.com/QosGmjVPnZ
— Andy Reid (@misterAndyReid) October 9, 2016
— Perhaps we should get used to hearing this fight song more often? No. 5 Washington is looking more and more like the Pac-12 representative in the College Football Playoff. Jake Browning threw for 6 touchdowns and added 2 more on the ground as the Huskies dismantled Oregon 70-21. The only ranked team the Huskies face the rest of the way is Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 29.
— UW Football (@UW_Football) October 9, 2016
— Who says there is no joy in Mudville? After being soaked by rain provided by Hurricane Matthew, there were plenty of N.C. State faithful who nonetheless enjoyed their school’s 10-3 win against Notre Dame, giving the Irish their fourth loss of the season. The winning margin came via a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
A wet & wild #Wolfpack WIN ??
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) October 8, 2016
And it made Wolfpack offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz want to play in muddy puddles:
— Eliah Drinkwitz (@CoachDrinkwitz) October 8, 2016
— Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick’s third interception of the night tied a school record and was returned 100 yards for a touchdown. That makes 9 non-offensive touchdowns scored by the No. 1 Crimson Tide in 6 games. They had 10 all of last season.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 9, 2016
— This is what it looked and sounded like when Texas A&M’s Armani Watts made a game-sealing interception in double overtime to give the No. 8 Aggies a 45-38 win over comeback king Tennessee. Though the ninth-ranked Vols once again rallied from a double-digit deficit, this is one game where they couldn’t complete the comeback.
— Courtney Faye Roland (@CourtneyRivals) October 9, 2016
And afterward, it was party time:
— AggieFBLife (@aggiefblife) October 9, 2016
— In Miami, a targeting call that went against the No. 10 Hurricanes infuriated fans at Hard Rock Stadium, causing them to throw beverages onto the field in the fourth quarter of the team’s game against No. 23 Florida State.
— Will (@NOTSCWill) October 9, 2016
You be the judge: Was it targeting?
— Heavens! (@HeavensHawkeye) October 9, 2016
That play ultimately didn’t matter. What did was this blocked PAT that preserved what turned out to be a 20-19 Florida State win.
— Brad Workman (@bworkmanwx) October 9, 2016
And last but not least, we know Brad Kaaya will be heading for some dental work very, very soon:
Bye Felicia!!!!! Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya loses tooth after hit https://t.co/pQCCsuOeYp
— Gary Osterholt (@garyosterholt) October 9, 2016