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College Football's Top Plays: Week 3

September 19, 2020

It's Week 3 of the college football season, and players on both sides of the ball busted out out clutch plays to highlight a fantastic day of football.

Let's check out some of the top moments from the Saturday slate, which included No. 18 Louisville vs. No. 17 Miami, Georgia Tech vs. No. 14 UCF, and Tulsa vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State.

Going, going, gone

The Hurricanes originally went up double digits on Louisville in the first half, but the fireworks really started in the second half, when Miami broke off two 75-yard plays for touchdowns.

First, Cam'Ron Harris broke loose on the ground ...

Then, after Louisville responded with a TD of their own, Jaylan Knighton turned a wheel route into another 75-yard score.

From way downtown

Miami ripped off big plays on both offense and special teams on Saturday, as kicker Jose Borregales tied a school record along the way with a 57-yard boot:

And yes, the Turnover Chain made an appearance in the first half as well.

Peanut Punch!

No. 23 Appalachian State was on upset alert against Marshall, but it seemed as if the Mountaineers were going to make a game of it late – before a bit of defensive perfection.

Marshall's Brandon Drayton perfectly executes 'Peanut Punch' near the goal line

With Appalachian State poised to pull within one score in the fourth quarter, Marshall safety Brandon Drayton punched the ball out of tight end Mike Evans' arm. The Thundering Herd recovered and won the game 17-7.

Charles "Peanut" Tillman even showed his appreciation to the play he helped make famous.

In the end, the Thundering Herd held on for the 17-7 upset.

One-Handed Snag of the Day

This endless loop of WR CJ Yarbrough's catch is everything and then some.

True freshman playmaker

Jordan Addison has entered the chat.

The freshman wide receiver came up big with this catch to put Pitt on top against Syracuse and make up for a drop earlier in the game.

The ultimate comeback story

Speaking of Syracuse, QB Rex Culpepper, who was declared cancer-free in 2018, connects with a bomb to WR Taj Harris for the TD on 3rd and 11.

Rex, you are a legend.

THAT DUDE

OSU WR Tylan Wallace put on a clinic in the win over Tulsa to kick off the season.

T-Law Time

Here is the obligatory Trevor Lawrence highlight for your Saturday afternoon, because he's just that good.

^See above

One more, just for good measure.

Sideline superstar

The sport is no stranger to TD celebrations, but how about an interception celebration?

Grab the takeaway and then dunk it down. It's all easy money for Pittsburgh safety Paris Ford. 

Never underestimate an underdog

Acrobat or wide receiver? You be the judge.

Josh Johnson hauls in second-career touchdown putting Tulsa up 7-3 over Oklahoma State

Tulsa Golden Hurricane WR Josh Johnson caught his second-career touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Johnson gave Tulsa a 7-3 with the reception.

Josh Johnson brings it down for his second career TD for Tulsa.

Pumping iron before the gridiron

Apparently, it's never too late for a strength and conditioning sesh.

Quick to the point

Dillon Stoner turned the jets on for this one. 

Go get 'em, Cowboy!

Don't throw into double coverage!

This interception by CB Mark Gilbert is just devilishly good.

Juke jam

Did Zay Flowers stutter?

Oh, he did. But then he kept going.

When it's time to take a knee

Notre Dame's Jordan Botelho just put the "Fighting" in Fighting Irish.

Ouch. That had to hurt.

Special day for Notre Dame

Botelho is back, and this time with a major block.

Perfect execution

If you google 'touchdown highlights,' you might find this clip at the top of your search.

Freshman Flash

Talk about getting started fast. RB Jahmyr Gibbs wasted no time.

The Cajuns keep Ragin'

Louisiana State finished its day with a walk-off TD for the 'W' in OT.

The Cajuns are now 2-0 this season, and here a few final scores now that the early games are coming to a close:


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