'That Just Happened' in this week of college football
SEP 28, 2013 10:27p ET
Tough loss, I apologize for my bad performance cowboy nation. Wasn't my day punting the ball. Big windshield, Small rear view mirror.
Nice toss, bro: Ole Miss didn't score in a 25-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama, but the defense didn't get much help from the officials on a play in the second half. Defensive end C.J. Johnson caught a flag right in the eye, and it lodged in his facemask for a direct hit from the official. Ole Miss' medical staff tended to him on the sidelines, and he returned shortly after, so the accident won't have the kind of consequences we saw with the Cleveland Browns' Orlando Brown back in 1999. He missed the next three seasons and later sued the NFL, settling for a figure that was reportedly between $15 and $25 million.
Return of the fumblerooski: Boise State hosted a Southern Miss team boasting the nation's longest losing streak (15 games) on Saturday. I'm not sure the Broncos needed to use much trickery to beat the Golden Eagles, but it used some, and used it well. Boise got on the board first with one of the oldest trick plays in the college football book: the fumblerooski. QB Joe Southwick received the snap and handed it to Shane Williams-Rhodes. Southern Miss' defense fell for it, and Williams-Rhodes escaped the madness at the line of scrimmage for a touchdown.