'That Just Happened' in this week of college football
SEP 15, 2013 12:46a ET
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Flying high in Michigan: It wasn't a banner day for Michigan football, who narrowly escaped a historic upset against Akron, but a few Wolverines took their in-state rivalry to the skies on Saturday. Before Michigan State's game against Youngstown State in East Lansing, a plane skywrote "Go Blue" in the sky above Spartan Stadium. Now that's dedication.
It gets weird in Lubbock: Lubbock, Texas has a reputation for strange nights on the football field, and it doesn't get much stranger than Thursday night's win over TCU. As if a fox scrambling around the sidelines wasn't weird enough, running back DeAndre Washington turned a 50-yard touchdown into what could have been a forehead-slapping game-changer. He dropped the ball before reaching the end zone, but Davis Webb's touchdown pass to Bradley Marquez made the mistake a mere footnote on a night with questionable officiating, though the Big 12 reinforced the officials jobs after the game.
No, no, no, don't do that: McNeese State blew out South Florida in Week 1, and the Bulls lost an ugly game to Michigan State last week. It's not getting better in Tampa. New coach Willie Taggart is going to have a tough time getting many folks to buy bus passes if his running backs keep forcing fumbles.
It's alive: Arkansas running back Alex Collins did something no freshman in the SEC has ever done: Rush for 100 yards in each of his first three games. Even that couldn't prepare him for a Southern Miss helmet attempting to eat him. After a run, his jersey somehow got lodged in an Eagles' face mask, providing a few laughs during a lighthearted 24-3 win.