College Football Recap: Week 3

Hayden Flinn, Sports Editor

We have officially concluded week 3 in college football. We saw a couple of games that ended in dramatic fashion.  The Appalachian State Mountaineers stole the weekend once again with all the attention. 

After holding College Gameday in Boone, NC, home of the Mountaineers, this game didn’t disappoint. Down to the final seconds of the game, Appalachian State threw up a Hail Mary prayer that bounced off multiple players and landed in the hands of a Mountaineer receiver. The receiver quickly ran around to the right side of the field and into the endzone to stun Troy University 32-28.

Another game that held a significant amount of weight was #13 Miami vs. #24 Texas A&M. The Aggies were coming off one of their worst upsets in school history to those same Appalachian State Mountaineers. Looking to bounce back at home, the Aggies were able to take care of business this time as they didn’t allow Miami to score a touchdown, winning 17-9 over the Hurricanes.

#25 Oregon hosted #12 BYU in what was a highly anticipated game for the Ducks. After a horrendous loss to UGA to start the season, the Ducks’ offense showed no issues against BYU as they tallied up 41 points. BYU simply looked outmatched from the start and the Ducks took the victory 41-20.

The number one ranked team in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs, traveled to Columbia, SC to take on their first road SEC game of the year. The Dawgs, who have started this season as dominant as the ended last season, absolutely embarrassed the Gamecocks on their home field. 

Many thought Georgia might struggle in this game at first because of history, but this game was over before the first quarter ended. The Dawgs routed the Gamecocks 48-7, as the offense amounted to over 500 yards of total offense and their defense only allowed one touchdown, which came in garbage time. 

Both Alabama and Ohio State took care of business this weekend as well. The Tide rolled over ULM 63-7, and the Buckeyes ran up the score on Toledo winning 77-21.

The top 12 teams in the nation remain unbeaten, with Georgia clearly looking like the best team right now. Most of these teams will play each other that are in the top ten, so we should start to see a major shakeup in the rankings in just a few weeks.