It's Week 6, and it might be the best Saturday of the season yet. There was a complete scoring frenzy in the Red River Rivalry, Ole Miss barely edged out Arkansas 52-51 in another high-scoring affair, and Penn State's loss to Iowa has paved the way for Cincinnati to sneak into the top four.
Hard to believe anything could rival the slate of games Saturday afternoon, but then came the night kickoffs. Alabama-Texas A&M, Michigan-Nebraska and Notre Dame-Virginia Tech all came down to the wire, with A&M, Michigan and Notre Dame all making late field goals to win.
Check out all the results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.
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Touchdowns of the day
There are no words to describe this touchdown.
DIVING CATCH FOR THE OKLAHOMA TOUCHDOWN‼️— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2021
WE'RE TIED AT THE COTTON BOWL! pic.twitter.com/A4971vLI7m
Look at this precision!
Give the pylon cam the Heisman pic.twitter.com/nzEIoFc8oT— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) October 9, 2021
We'll be watching this on repeat for the rest of the evening. But this is very clearly not the outcome you want when you leap over someone trying to get into the end zone.
October 9, 2021
No small feat
If Texas A&M kicker Seth Small felt any pressure on the game-winning field goal attempt against Alabama, he sure didn't show it.
It's all fun and games
Just click the the link. You will not regret it.
October 9, 2021
This trolling is just too good.
October 9, 2021
For more on the best trolls of Saturday, check this out.
Who doesn't enjoy a little pregame dance party?
It's lit in Oxford pic.twitter.com/yf7c4Xnzxt— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 9, 2021
Showing up to a tailgate in this? Sign us up!
Tailgating is different in Iowa. This guy actually drove his harvester/thresher/corn thingy to the game. pic.twitter.com/AEqfLy7Bjo— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) October 9, 2021
Bottom 10 Battle of the Year
We were dialed in on UMass-UConn all week long.
Because it's the most important game of the weekend, I wrote this for @SportsCenter. #Bottom10 pic.twitter.com/QfuCxapZs1— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) October 8, 2021
UMass did end up the eventual victor. And, well, a win is a win. Celebrate however you please.
UMass students storm the field after the Minutemen defeat UConn 27-13. Video courtesy of @Dan_Morrison96 pic.twitter.com/SEozZSYisC— Emily Van Buskirk (@Emilnem) October 9, 2021
It was truly a special four quarters of football.
"The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history." - Robert Rauschenberger #Bottom10 pic.twitter.com/OK8i8sRytO— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) October 9, 2021
The Minutemen celebrated as if they had won the natty, and we approve.
October 9, 2021
Now that's a rush
OK, Iowa had a few more fans rushing the field after the Hawkeyes' win over Penn State than UMass did after its first win.
🙌 @HawkeyeFootball FANS HAVE STORMED THE FIELD pic.twitter.com/5Eeb3wnb9W— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 9, 2021
Michigan running back Hassan Haskins took to the air to avert a Nebraska defender en route to a 50-yard gain.
Notre Dame scored 11 points in the final 2:26, topped by Jonathan Doerer's field goal with 17 seconds left, in the Fighting Irish's 32-29 win at Virginia Tech.
Scene in the stands & sidelines
A new take on the cheesehead? The cornhead, because corn really is life in Nebraska.
October 9, 2021
Name a more iconic duo.
Where can we buy one of these?
It's called fashion pic.twitter.com/ffwe14QL5F— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) October 9, 2021
There seems to be a new way to call a play every single day.
What song gets you moving like this? 😂 pic.twitter.com/NsygrE4yPA— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 9, 2021
Rivalry beef (or pork, we suppose)
We've been waiting all season long for this. The first East/West BBQ Bowl between Gardner-Webb and Campbell. And with a trophy like this on the line that features a hog, how could you not give it your all.
Finally. It's GAME WEEK! On Saturday night, @GWUFootball and Campbell play for the NC East/West BBQ Bowl Trophy! 6 pm. #BBQBowl #SkoDawgs pic.twitter.com/mQb2MIPd7M— Gardner-Webb Football (@GWUFootball) October 4, 2021
So yeah, let's get things going already! And maybe this video is a sign of things to come?
Let's get it started!! #EastWestBBQBowl pic.twitter.com/elTgWV8WFL— GardnerWebbPresident (@GardnerWebbpres) October 6, 2021
And Gardner-Webb has been focused all week long, even preparing with an eating contest.
What do you do to prepare for the 1st annual N.C. East/West BBQ Bowl? Rib eating contest after practice! @GWUFootball defensive staff had an assassin. #BBQBowl #PlayForThePig #SkoDawgs pic.twitter.com/9CAqsIqYZD— Gardner-Webb Football (@GWUFootball) October 6, 2021
Let's check in on the mascots ... and stray animals?
Can someone explain this to us?
What in the Inception is going on here?! 🌰 pic.twitter.com/dBujt1ga1I— Brutus Buckeye 🌰 (@Brutus_Buckeye) October 9, 2021
Apparently a fox somehow got into the Cotton Bowl. But, hey, maybe it just wanted to get real close to the action.
FOX ON THE FIELD pic.twitter.com/1euAPrUqhw— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) October 9, 2021
Yes, it really has been a long time.
technically accurate pic.twitter.com/PKuhbe8Wjx— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 9, 2021
Look who showed up
Both governors are in attendance for the OU-Texas game.
A photo of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt hanging with Texas Governor Greg Abbott at the OU/Texas game! ⭕🙌 Stitt said he's looking forward to eating his BBQ after a 31-28 Sooner win 😮 pic.twitter.com/fGL22gDoVJ— NewsChannel 8 | KTUL (@KTULNews) October 9, 2021
As is good ol' Mark Cuban.
🤘 @MCuban is a MOOD pic.twitter.com/RxyOWItFDx— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) October 9, 2021
Boise State upset BYU on the road and this catch was basically the cherry on top.
How did he come down with this?! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/rFu9WwXxbm— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 9, 2021
*Googles "How does someone stop Mailk Willis?"*
Question: How many quarterbacks in the country can do that?!— Liberty Football (@LibertyFootball) October 9, 2021
Answer: 1@malikwillis ladies and gentlemen! pic.twitter.com/ulDDhJg9iV
Auburn scored a touchdown! And, yes, there is reason to be wowed by this, because it's the first touchdown Georgia has allowed since Sept. 18.
Man on a Mission ⚡️#WarEagle | #AuburnMade pic.twitter.com/kZXiMrNa6I— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) October 9, 2021
doesn't matter how the rest of the season goes, auburn should feel good they got a touchdown on georgia's defense— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) October 9, 2021
Caleb Williams led OU to a miraculous comeback victory vs. Texas, and, well, the QB situation in Norman doesn't look too great for Spencer Rattler, and he seems to know it with this reaction.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's @CALEBcsw ✈️✈️✈️— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) October 9, 2021
📺 ABC | https://t.co/JJGgBBysE4 pic.twitter.com/JDK0SEoEmq
We are losing count of the number of great TDs we have seen today.
KJ JEFFERSON JUKED EVERYBODY TO TIE THE GAME 😱 pic.twitter.com/t0HMMdYMBB— ESPN (@espn) October 9, 2021
Is there a cooler touchdown than this? Dapping up your teammate en route to a TD?
😱@Kenneth_Walker9 // @MSU_Football pic.twitter.com/c8IpALdcrL— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 9, 2021
Give us all the views you got.
Because we know you want the 🤝 from this view, too. https://t.co/SP4iAOqN7J pic.twitter.com/y47koOQEGx— Michigan St. on BTN (@MichiganStOnBTN) October 9, 2021
Bijan Robinson is really just built different.
BIJAN IS THAT DUDE 🤘 pic.twitter.com/6eHppxfFlO— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) October 9, 2021
And he has the approval of none other than Reggie Bush.
I see you Bijan! That run made me stand up out of my seat and that #5 look good on you! 🔥— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) October 9, 2021
Moments like these are what making college football what it is.
Soak it in, @EricLeGrand52.— Rutgers Scarlet Knights (@RUAthletics) October 9, 2021
You're a Hall of Famer!#CHOP | #GoRU pic.twitter.com/oTDuMhMQeA
Now, who wouldn't want to see their name laid out across an entire field? Tennessee paid tribute to one of its iconic players.
One of the best to ever wear the orange and white 🍊 @Vol_Football pic.twitter.com/DcUnUZnyze— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 9, 2021
Oooh! You gotta see the change of direction for this TD.
You probably figured Jalen Nailor would be down near the sideline.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 9, 2021
Nope. 😱 @SpeedyNailor // @MSU_Football pic.twitter.com/mIy0Lvbxcn
Now this is what we call, "perfect execution."
66-YARD TD ON 4TH & 1 FOR THE SOONERS 😤 pic.twitter.com/yM6lWFKcL8— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2021
Matt Corral let this one air out.
Matt Corral ➡️ Dontario Drummond 67-yard TD 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vZBDeSVvw5— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 9, 2021
Ohio State looks like it's leaving it all on the field today with this early TD.
Those hands 🙌 @GarrettWilson_V #GoBucks https://t.co/OkC5Zord4o— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 9, 2021