Week 3 offered more fun across the country, including Georgia continuing to appear at the top, and Appalachian State shock Troy’s Hail Mary with ESPN’s College GameDay in town.
Here’s everything you need to know for the third week:
Oregon quarterback Bo Knics grabbed five total touchdowns to tie his career – three lunges, two passes – as the No. 25 Oregon State edged out the No. 12 BYU 41-20. The ducks jumped to a 10-0 lead before BYU snapped the lead to 3 early in the second quarter. Then, Oregon scored 28 points in the second and third quarters to clear the game.
The ducks dominated the game on the ground, rushing for 212 yards while limiting the Cougars to 61 yards. The Knicks ran for 35 yards from Oregon and passed for 222 yards, completing 13 of 18 passes.
Appalachian State started week three with College Gameday in Boone for the first time ever. The mountaineers ended their third week with a miracle.
The Appalachian State trailed Troy 28-26 with two seconds to play, and has the ball at the 47-yard line. Mountaineer quarterback Chase Brice stepped back to try Hail Mary and fired the ball toward the end zone. The ball only reached the 5 yard line and was dropped by a Troy defender…
…but below, Christian Horne waited for the wide receiver of the Appalachian state. Horn grabbed the ball, slashed toward the sideline, followed a block from fellow wide receiver Caden Robinson and found the finish zone, completing the miracle in the mountains. Watch the play below.
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Top-ranked Georgia easily took care of business on the road, defeating South Carolina 48-7.
It took nearly three games, but the Bulldogs finally allowed their first touchdown of the season, as South Carolina avoided shutdown by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth game. However, Georgia’s defense largely dominated the Gamecocks, receiving three passes that led to three touchdowns from the Bulldogs.
Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw for 284 yards in 16 for 23 passes. Bennett’s performance is in rarer area as it is The first player to open a season with three consecutive games to pass for at least 250 yards while rushing the touchdown since Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech in 2016.
With this win, Georgia won 18 consecutive regular season games by an average margin of 33 points. Georgia coach Kirby Smart went 5-0 in his career against two former assistants.
Nebraska started things off, but the sixth-placed Oklahoma scored 49 goals in a row to secure a 49-14 win on the road.
Dillon Gabriel led the Sooner team by throwing two touchdowns and rushing another, one of four touchdowns by Oklahoma.
The conference was competing 10 years ago, there is a wide gap between the two teams now. The Sooners are hoping to build a potential playoff while the Huskers are new to the post-Scott Frost era.
Washington criticized Michigan State No. 11 39-28 as the Husky family defended their land. Washington jumped to a 22-0 lead with 8:32 to play in the second quarter and that was enough to hold. Washington quarterback Michael Benicks’ pass for 397 yards and four touchdowns resulted in the Huskies winning. On the flip side, Michigan State wide receiver Keon Coleman left it all on the field, finishing with nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Washington’s win made history for the Pac-12 as it marked the first time the Conference had won so many ranked games on the same day during the College Football Playoff era. Oregon was the other Pac-12 team that won.
Penn State used 17 points in the third quarter to defeat Auburn on Route 42-12. Nittany Lions led the Tigers 14-6 to enter the second half, but true rookie running back and ex-five-star recruit, Nick Singleton, broke the game open with a one-yard touchdown to finish a campaign where he had 53 yards. . Later in the fourth quarter, Singleton ran for his second touchdown of the day, this time from 54 yards. In total, Singleton ran the ball 10 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 12.4 yards per carry. Auburn was unable to stop the run throughout the game, with Penn State dashing for 245 yards and five touchdowns in just 39 attempts.
The 29-point win is Pennsylvania’s second-largest win over a SEC competitor, after its 1978 victory over Kentucky. The 29-point loss is Auburn’s biggest home loss without a conference since its 1982 defeat to Nebraska.
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Texas A&M beat Miami 17-9 in a consistent win. Aggies went with Max Johnson as the starting quarterback this week and ran the game, completing 50 percent of his passes for 140 passes and one touchdown. Johnson found help from his rushing attack as Devon Achan led the team with 92 yards on 18 gigs. Achane also had four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown, while he got 54 yards on a kick back.
The Texas A&M defense played a detour but did not break style, keeping Miami in front of three field goals, although allowing more yards from the overall attack. The Aggies shorted Tyler Van Dyke in Miami to 21-41 passes and no touchdown.
Under the radar the teams move to 3-0
Week three started with three unseeded teams guaranteed to be undefeated by the end of the week as James Madison, TCU and Team North Carolina 3-0 had been through weeks. However, 15 other undefeated teams entering Week 3 will enter Week 4 undefeated following this week’s results. Take a look at the undefeated teams so far after today’s match:
All teams 3-0
Could one of these undefeated Ranked teams be ranked in next week’s AP Poll? They will have the gains to back it up if that is the case.