We’re here in Week 8 and making college football history.
Can you ever remember a season when there were so many undefeated teams this late in the year? Simply unprecedented.
That’s some of that classic football humor.
The Big Ten is back! Welcome, friends.
There’s going to be more football to keep track of, so we’re here to find the best of the day, from uniforms to highlights to a parody political attack ad from Montana State highlighting how its coach, Selfish Jeff, has dominated Montana recently. Don’t be selfish. Stick around.
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Top 25 games
All times Eastern. Lines courtesy of Caesar’s Sportsbook.
Syracuse at No. 1 Clemson (-46), noon, ACC Network/ESPN App
Nebraska at No. 5 Ohio State (-27), noon, Fox
No. 23 North Carolina State at North Carolina, noon, ESPN/ESPN App
Kansas at No. 20 Kansas State (-19.5), noon, FS1
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina (-5.5), noon, ESPNU/ESPN App
Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Marshall (-16), 2:30, Stadium TV
No. 2 Alabama (-21.5) at Tennessee, 3:30, CBS
No. 3 Notre Dame (-10) at Pittsburgh, 3:30, ABC/ESPN App
No. 17 Iowa State at No. 9 Oklahoma State (-3), 3:30, Fox
No. 8 Penn State (-6.5) at Indiana, 3:30, FS1
No. 19 Virginia Tech (-10) at Wake Forest, 3:30, ESPN3/ESPN App
No. 18 Michigan (-3) at No. 21 Minnesota, 7:30, ABC/ESPN App
Virginia at No. 11 Miami (-13.5), 8, ACC Network/ESPN App
No. 9 Cincinnati at No. 16 SMU (-2.5), 9, ESPN2/ESPN App
Texas State at No. 12 BYU (-28.5), 10:15, ESPN/ESPN App
Wisconsin finds a QB
In his first start, subbing for the injured Jack Coan, former blue-chip recruit Graham Mertz showed he won’t be relinquishing the job any time soon. The redshirt freshman completed his first 17 passes and finished the day 24 of 25 for 248 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-7 rout of Illinois. Wisconsin with a big-time, dynamic quarterback? That could be a scary thought for the rest of the Big Ten. And the Overland Park, Kansas, native impressed his hometown QB, too.
That man @GrahamMertz5 going crazy tonight!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 24, 2020
Louisiana’s emotional win
Back in August, the Louisiana program was rocked when beloved 31-year-old assistant coach D.J. Looney died of a heart attack. Looney was the heart of the team, and they’ve been playing for him ever since. Last night, with Looney’s family in attendance and with the players all wearing Looney’s name on the back of their jerseys, the Ragin’ Cajuns snapped UAB’s 21-game home winning streak with a 24-20 win.
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Football (@RaginCajunsFB) October 24, 2020
The space race
Both UCF and Mississippi State are wearing unis that highlight their history with America’s space programs.
— UCF Football 😷 (@UCF_Football) October 22, 2020
To the Maroon and Back!
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) October 22, 2020