We’re around the halfway point of the college football season, and what a weekend of action! The contenders continued to separate themselves from the pretenders in Week 6. We’ve seen our fair share of upsets, blowouts and standout plays, but the action isn’t done yet.
Heading into the week, it was guaranteed that we’ll have at least 38 losses by AP-ranked teams — the second most of all-time through six weeks. The record of 39 was set in 2007, so with two more losses by ranked teams against unranked foes this week, a new mark would be reached.
The result of this madness could cause a shake up in the AP Top-25 — and also allows for teams’ social media departments to celebrate their wins with some creative trolling.
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No.6 Oklahoma 55, No.21 Texas 48
The College GameDay crew headed to Dallas, Texas for the Red River Showdown. Sooners fans didn’t waste any time with getting the trash talk going.
The Longhorns dominated fast and early, earning a 14-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, but their foe led when it mattered. The Sooners overcame a 21-point deficit, matching the second-largest comeback in program history, in front of a sellout crowd of 92,100 fans.
No.3 Iowa 23, No.4 Penn State 20
Iowa went from trailing by two touchdowns, to trolling Penn State’s “We Are” mantra after their comeback victory.
No.17 Ole Miss 52, No. 13 Arkansas 51
Despite allowing a touchdown on the final play of regulation, Ole Miss managed to hang on for a wild one-point win over Arkansas.
Just in case anyone had questions about the win, the team’s Twitter page posted a website that answers any lingering questions about the game’s final results. How thoughtful of them.
No.11 Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13
Last season, Rutgers shocked the world as they forced seven turnovers en route to a 38-27 win on the road over Michigan State.
The Spartans made sure that didn’t happen again as the team had a 300-yard passer, 200-yard rusher and 200-yard receiver in the same game — it’s just the fitfh time that has happened in FBS history. Jalen Nailor finished with a storybook statline of five catches for a career-best 221 yards and three touchdowns. All three of his scores went for over 60 yards each.
The Spartans’ social team had a fun way of acknowledging Nailor’s impressive feat.
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