Texas A&M Aggies punter Nik Constantinou (95) celebrates Texas A&M Aggies location kicker Seth Small (47) 28-yard game-winning basket versus the Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports.
The NFL has a witching hour when the twelve noon video games all bottleneck with remarkable finishes all taking place at the very same time. There was a likewise remarkable result happening on Saturday night with Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame all tracking in the fourth quarter.
The three historical programs were all on the ropes like Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, however 2 prevented the knockout blow to stay upright.
Notre Dame was very first to stage a last-second resurgence versus Virginia Tech with a goal and two-point conversion to connect the game and later on a 48-yard basket to win it.
Michigan handed Nebraska another heartbreaking one-possession game and Scott Frost has to be questioning whether somebody put a curse on him. The Wolverines remain undefeated and its time to offer Jim Harbaugh his props.
LSU lost to Kentucky and Ed Orgeron is running out of games to be the LSU football coach. There is absolutely nothing he can do to keep his job short of running the table, which includes a game against Alabama.
College football put on a program this weekend to prove yet again why its the most beautiful sport worldwide. Unless youre an Alabama or Texas fan..
With apologies to Alabama and Texas football fans, this was the best Saturday in college football that I can remember in a long time.
The Red River Showdown started as if it was going to be an uneven affair with Steve Sarkisian winning his first competition game with Oklahoma. Things got insane and it was an indication of just how special Oct. 9 was.
Texas was back for one half of football but then Lincoln Riley benched his preseason Heisman preferred and prospective No. 1 general choice, Spencer Rattler for freshman Caleb Williams.
Such a bold decision that can just be matched by Nick Saban benching Jalen Hurts in the nationwide championship game vs. Georgia and placing freshman Tua Tagovailoa.
As it provided for Saban, this decision worked out for Riley.
Williams was otherworldly, appearing like the next great Oklahoma quarterback, and possibly sending out Rattler to the transfer portal while doing so.
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Iowa defense leads Hawkeyes past Penn State in Big Ten video game of the week.
The afternoon wave gave fans the best game on paper with No. 3 Iowa hosting No. 4 Penn State in a fight of Big Ten unbeatens. It looked like Penn State was going to come away with a memorable roadway win but then starting quarterback Sean Clifford was hurt and didnt return. That was the opening Iowa required to take the momentum and they never ever looked back, winning 23-24.
As excellent as Georgias defense has actually been this year, Iowas defense has been a notch listed below. The Hawkeyes added four more interceptions against the Nittany Lions and appear like they have no competitors in the Big Ten West. A face-off with Michigan, Michigan State or Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game stands in the way of their very first playoff berth.
Mentioning Alabama, the Crimson Tide fell back Texas A&M early and outside of a quick lead in the 4th quarter never ever looked like they were comfy versus the Aggies.
Jimbo Fisher ended up being the first previous Saban assistant to beat his master and he did it with his backup quarterback Zach Calzada. And it was Calzada, playing for the injured Haynes King, who shook off a shot to the knee that appeared like it would sideline him for a month, who led the game-winning drive.
Texas A&M drilled the game-winning field goal from Seth Small from 28 yards out as time sent and ended all the 12th men onto Kyle Field and pandemonium was on in College Station.
It was the very first time that Alabama lost given that 2019 and the first time considering that 2007 the Tide lost to an unranked group.
I guess they were due?
College football fans were certainly due for a day like today, particularly after the 2020 COVID season was a miserable experience. The games took place, without fans, and while it was good they were played, it was mainly a joyless experience surrounded by the background of COVID deaths, favorable tests, schools closed down, empty stadiums and canceled games.
We required this.
We got whatever we might have hoped for to remind us why we like this sport in the first place.
It was just the start of the finest Saturday of the year.
Lost in the insanity that was Texas choking away a 99.9 percent win probability were Ole Miss and Arkansas playing in a likewise drunk video game at the same time.
Lane Kiffins Rebels rebounded after being humbled a week prior vs. Alabama. Kiffin was literally hoping in the final seconds after Ole Miss allowed a touchdown with zero time on the clock and Arkansas lined up for the game-winning two-point conversion.
Go figure in a game with more than 100 points scored it would be a protective stop to decide the game however thats what occurred in the 52-51 win. Kiffin can finally have his popcorn.
Caleb Williams replaced Spener Rattler to lead Oklahoma to Red River Showdown return vs. Texas.
Oklahoma football fans had actually expected more out of Rattler who was also benched in the Red River Showdown last year prior to leading a resurgence win in 4 overtime periods.
History didnt duplicate itself as Texas blew the most significant lead in program history and Oklahoma staged the most significant return in Red River history.
It would have been a satisfying end if the day ended with Oklahomas historical resurgence against Texas as the top story. When Mack Brown and Bob Stoops were each year ranked in the leading 5, it was arguably the finest video game in the competition because the peak.
Michigan handed Nebraska another heartbreaking one-possession video game and Scott Frost has to be questioning whether someone put a curse on him. LSU lost to Kentucky and Ed Orgeron is running out of video games to be the LSU football coach. There is nothing he can do to keep his task short of running the table, which consists of a video game versus Alabama.
The afternoon wave offered fans the best game on paper with No. 3 Iowa hosting No. 4 Penn State in a fight of Big Ten unbeatens. A showdown with Michigan, Michigan State or Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game stands in the method of their very first playoff berth.
Iowa Hawkeyes fans commemorate while storming the field after beating Penn State, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa beat Penn State, 23-20.