If you didn’t get your football fill on Thanksgiving, there is plenty of college football to feast on the day after.
The day started with No. 13 Iowa State making history by defeating No. 17 Texas – and continues with another heavyweight bout between No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 19 UNC.
Let’s dig in.
Classiest tradition in college football
The Hawkeyes started the ‘Kinnick Wave,’ a tradition where both teams wave to the children watching from the windows of the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital that overlooks Kinnick Stadium at end of the first quarter.
Holy smokes, Simmons
UNC receiver Emery Simmons climbed a ladder in the corner for the dazzling touchdown catch.
Texas tricks fall short
In a closely fought battle, the Longhorns pulled out all the stops, but were stopped short of the first down on this play.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger did all he could to push the Longhorns to victory, as he continously tossed bombs, including a 59-yarder to Brennan Eagles, bringing the ball inside the five for first-and-goal.
As well as this one for a 45-yard pickup.
But Iowa State made plays of its own, as tight end Shaun Beyer went up the seam and brought it down – fully extended – with just one hand.
Then the Cyclones found pay-dirt with Sean Shaw’s scamper down the sideline with the extra-special spin move.
Iowa defense calls game
The Hawkeyes defense came in clutch, registering the sack, recovering the fumble, and locking up the 26-20 win.
And the Iowa defense made plays all day long, including a recovery of Cam Taylor-Britt’s muffed punt.
Came for the sack, stayed for the celebration
Latrell Bankston brought the pressure on third-and-6, sacking Sam Ehlinger.
But Bankston didn’t stop there, showing off his big-man flexibility.
Tyrone Tracy touchdown
Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras sent it six yards to a wide-open Tyrone Tracy Jr. for six.
Dicaprio Bootle with the pick
Spencer Petras got shifty in the pocket, but he didn’t fool Nebraska’s Dicaprio Bootle, who took it away at the Iowa 42-yard line.
Textbook play from the Irish
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book made six out of nothing, avoiding disaster on the way to the score.
A second one-hander on Friday, this time by Cal’s Connor Wedington.
Levi on the move
Wyoming quarterback Levi Williams put his big body to use on this run.
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