The calendar has turned to October, which means the air temperature is cooling but several coaches’ seats are warming up considerably. Conference races are also heating up, and we are here for it. This is the best stuff from Week 6 of college football.
Florida honors Gainesville native Tom Petty
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) October 7, 2017
She missed a heck of a finish
In the middle of Western Michigan’s wild 7-overtime win over Buffalo, Western Michigan tight end Donnie Ernsberger had a TD catch. After the catch, his sister ran on the field — from the stands! — to celebrate. She was promptly escorted out of the arena.
oh my god the sister of a Western Michigan WR just RAN ON THE FIELD after he scored a touchdown and no the game was not over pic.twitter.com/JvnfiZFDGA
— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) October 7, 2017
The family that stiff-arms together …
It’s a Canes thing
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Miami Hurricanes legend Michael Irvin was understandably excited when Miami beat Florida State on a last-second TD pass to snap a seven-game losing streak.
— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) October 7, 2017
Look what you made them do
Baker Mayfield planted Oklahoma’s flag at midfield in Columbus, Ohio, when the Sooners upset Ohio State. They loved the move in Norman, even prompting T-shirt tributes.
Oklahoma fans wearing these shirts, obviously commemorating Baker Mayfield’s exclamation point at Ohio State
Well, they say karma, it comes back around.
Iowa State stunned Oklahoma 38-31 on Saturday, then planted its own flag.
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 7, 2017
Speaking of flags …
— Ol’ Crimson (@olcrimson) October 7, 2017
Coolest jerseys of the day
During today’s game, every @UAB_FB player is wearing the name of a young patient at the nearby Children’s Harbor Hospital.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 7, 2017
She chomped yes
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 7, 2017
UNLV remembers Las Vegas shooting victims
A member of UNLV’s equipment staff places on a helmet one of the large red-ribbon decals the football team will wear in Saturday’s game against San Diego State. Inside the decal reads: “Las Vegas.” It was important to school officials that the city be represented in this decal. On the other side of the helmet is the standard UNLV logo.
The UNLV football team is rallying together in support of its local community after the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip took the lives of 58 people and injured more than 500 last Sunday.
This weekend, ESPN will be providing continuing coverage of UNLV’s tribute to the victims of the tragedy.