LSU’s Leonard Fournette made an impact in his return from injury, Ohio State’s special teams proved costly against Penn State and a couple of other schools got served a dose of humble pie in Week 8.
Let’s take a look around Twitter after a wild college football Saturday:
N.C. State took Clemson to the limit last week, but got drilled in Saturday’s visit to Louisville:
Louisville up 44-0 on NC State at halftime. pic.twitter.com/EJWXCdYD2B
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 22, 2016
From animated violence to the real kind, tempers were a bit short in the ACC today. Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey had a big day in a 28-20 Orange win over Boston College, and he even got involved in a sideline scuffle after throwing a pick:
Eric Dungey you can be my qb. Let's go Cuse pic.twitter.com/ZH3suF7JDe
— AJC (@Ajcocca) October 22, 2016
Speaking of big days and hits, LSU running back Leonard Fournette returned from an ankle injury and wasted little time reintroducing himself:
When you see Leonard Fournette coming. MOVE!
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) October 23, 2016
We won’t forget that play for a while, but the internet never forgets when you post something dumb. Like this tweet from the Missouri Journalism department:
Come on, Mizzou Journalism. Own the tweet, don't delete it. It's a teachable moment! pic.twitter.com/8t6wtATdQJ
— doctorgc (@DoctorGC) October 23, 2016
Yeah, the Tigers lost. Oops.
Twitter didn’t forget this slight from Houston coach Tom Herman on SMU, either. The Mustangs upset the No. 11 Cougars today, so someone helpfully dug it up for us:
— Beth Poole (@clemsonlady) October 23, 2016
It wasn’t all doom and gloom, though. Cincinnati was pretty happy with a 31-19 win over East Carolina:
— Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) October 23, 2016
But not nearly as happy as Kentucky fans were when Austin MacGinnis nailed a 51-yard field goal at the gun to nip Mississippi State, 40-38:
What a finish!! Austin MacGinnis with the last-second field goal to give Kentucky the 40-38 win over Mississippi State! pic.twitter.com/Bm73YI5Ij6
— Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) October 23, 2016
It’s a good thing it wasn’t from 54 yards away.
Ohio State didn’t have the same luck with this field-goal try, which was blocked by Marcus Allen and returned for what turned out to be the game-winning score by Penn State’s Grant Haley.
Urban always said when you block a FG you win 90% of the time… Ohio State on the ropes at Penn State pic.twitter.com/TjZx224HU7
— Ben Murphy (@benmurphytv) October 23, 2016
Oklahoma outgunned Texas Tech, 66-59, but Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes sure did throw it a lot.
Patrick Mahomes has thrown more passes tonight (88) than Army (74) and Navy (64) have *all season*.
— Brian (@sportsmatters) October 23, 2016
For the record, the Red Raiders now have lost games this season in which they scored 55 and 59 points. Ouch.