College football: Top 5 plays from Week 3 of the 2015 season
This past week of play had it all: Hail Marys, improbable circus touchdowns, and Heisman-caliber runs. Below are the top five college football plays from Week 3 of the 2015 season.
5. Tulsa Hits The Hail Mary
Down 31-10 with 13 seconds left in the first half, Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans found receiver Kevin Lucas for a 28-yard touchdown. Tulsa wasn't done before halftime, though. A squib kick was recovered by the Golden Hurricane after bouncing off an Oklahoma player, and with one second left, Evans found Keyarris Garrett on a 43-yard Hail Mary. Evans finished with 427 passing yards for the game.
4. How Did Aaron Burbridge Do That?
Michigan State could have had a let down after the big win against Oregon the week before. Wide receiver Aaron Burbridge wouldn't let that happen. On a Connor Cook throw that looked like it was going to go out of bounds, Burbridge leapt to snare the ball, somehow getting his left foot in bounds while his body was parallel to the ground. The score put the Spartans up 35-7 and they would go on to win 35-21.
3. Fournette's Heisman Moment
In a game dominated from the very first snap by LSU running back Leonard Fournette, he backed up the Heisman hype with a 40-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter that was highlighted by him running over Auburn defensive back Blake Countess. Fournette finished with a career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers' 45-21 win.
2. Mayfield Scrambles The Tulsa Defense
Not to be outdone by the Tulsa Hail Mary to end the first half, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield created his own highlight reel moment in the third quarter. Finding the Golden Hurricane pressure all around, Mayfield somehow escaped the pocket, scrambled and then found receiver Mark Andrews for the 17-yard touchdown to put the Sooners up 45-31 on their way to the 52-38 win. Mayfield set an Oklahoma school record with 572 total yards in the game.
1. Luck Be The Ole Miss Lady Tonight
When trying to pull off an upset on the road in front of more than 100,000 screaming fans, sometimes you have to get a little lucky. Ole Miss found that magic on Saturday as a broken play with a potential disastrous outcome bounced the Rebels way. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly bobbled a bad snap, and with the Tide defense coming straight for him, lofted the ball toward covered receivers. The sure interception never happened, as the ball was deflected and landed in the hands of Rebels receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who then took it to the house for a 66-yard touchdown. The No. 15 Rebels would go on to defeat the No. 2 Crimson Tide, 43-37, for their first win in Tuscaloosa since 1988.
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