Best stuff from college football Week 5

We’ve only just embarked on college football’s fifth week but we’ve already seen a top 5 team go down. Washington State’s upset of USC on Friday night could be foreshadowing for crazy things to come on Saturday. Check back here all day for the best stuff.

New Heisman contender on the block?

Just looking at the numbers, Luke Falk has looked more like a Heisman favorite than Sam Darnold.

Accurate to a Falk

  • Falk, who overcame getting sacked five times and his receivers dropping three passes, completed 10 of 12 passes in the fourth quarter for 90 yards and a touchdown.

  • Falk did most of his damage with short throws, completing 27 of 33 passes thrown 5 or fewer yards downfield for 183 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Washington State had 240 yards after the catch, the most USC has allowed in a game since 2014 (267 at UCLA). The Trojans allowed 81.0 yards after the catch per game in their first four games this season.

Sam struggles downfield

— ESPN Stats & Information

Jumping into the bye week like …

Iowa salute from 800 miles away

With Iowa playing away from Kinnick Stadium this week, College GameDay fills in to continue the tradition of waving to the kids at Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital.

Fans on the College GameDay set do the wave after Tom Rinaldi’s feature on the Iowa children’s hospital.

Sam Strong, ESPN Staff Writer


Do as I do

Ron Dayne is teaching the good people of Wisconsin how to properly strike the Heisman pose this morning. He’s back on campus finishing his degree and enjoying watching fellow New Jersey running back Jonathan Taylor put up some Dayne-like freshman stats so far this year.

Dan Murphy, ESPN Staff Writer