You thought Week 2 was crazy? College football's Week 3 was even more so: One-handed catches on both sides of the ball, blown calls by officials and the White Out in Happy Valley, a game that lived up to the hype with Penn State holding off Auburn.
Check out the results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.
Play of the day
This interception from D.J. Graham might just be the most impressive play we have seen this whole football season.
Come on. Just look at Spencer Rattler's reaction.
Play it again
Hail Mary alert
And yeah, this sums it up.
Sialdkqlfklwmdkwmdkskwkwkekdmdnfjwkdmsmdmmdmeke!!!!— SMU FootbaII (@SMU_Football) September 18, 2021
Here's another angle, because why wouldn't you want to watch this again.
ABSOLUTE. SCENES. pic.twitter.com/nV6pP453jf— SMU FootbaII (@SMU_Football) September 18, 2021
Honestly, we're just as surprised.
Michigan State legend Magic Johnson had some thoughts about the game, too, though he was just more excited about the win.
MSU Coach Mel Tucker is building something special at Michigan State and everyone from the green and white should be excited for this season and the future of Spartan football!! @Coach_mtucker @MSU_Football— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 18, 2021
*Shakes head but still laughs at IndiaNAHHHHH.*
This makeshift cardboard Trojan horse is quite beautiful.
Also, on the inside 😂 pic.twitter.com/zOgarhBvza— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) September 18, 2021
Jaxson Dart showed out today for USC:— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) September 18, 2021
🎯 423 total YDS
🎯 4 TDs
Dart leads the Trojans to a comeback win vs. WSU, 45-14 pic.twitter.com/qTSCCwq5f3
In Canada, it's correct
Referees in the Auburn-Penn State game had a rough night, as evidenced by getting the down wrong and forcing the Nittany Lions to punt on third down.
Jalen Brooks makes impressive one-handed grab
Jalen Brooks makes impressive 36-yard grab late for South Carolina.
Wait, who's at the game?
Look who else showed up. Trae Young himself.
And of course he is decked out in a Malcolm Kelly jersey.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris - Howard Class of 1986 - led the coin toss for today's game between her beloved Bison and Hampton.— FCS Football (@FCS_STATS) September 18, 2021
Game on NBC Sports Network. pic.twitter.com/kDG1OKVhX1
Auburn-Penn State hadn't gotten underway, but Saquon Barkley was READY.
Feels good to be back!! Penn State, love you guys forever! #WeAre— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) September 18, 2021
Everything you need to know about Barkley's homecoming is here.
Scene in the stands
Just soak this site in.
Just about that time. pic.twitter.com/gTw8KGaZUa— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 18, 2021
And the players were more than hyped for the game.
Penn State is READY ⚪ pic.twitter.com/0cskNBq0hK— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 18, 2021
One of the coolest new traditions in college football pic.twitter.com/2RGMtyGZeo— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) September 18, 2021
OK. What on earth are the Indiana Hoosiers fans doing?
The World's Largest Drum is officially too big for Notre Dame Stadium, Purdue said Friday.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 17, 2021
As a result, Purdue's All-American Band will play its first halftime performance without its giant bass drum for the first time since 1979. https://t.co/h1i9N7cwiC
But hey! The drum did make the trip to South Bend.
📍 Hello. pic.twitter.com/238eBYHyYK— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 18, 2021
And in remembrance of the drum's absence, the marching band decided to form the shape of the drum on the field at halftime, which we gotta say is real clever.
On the ground with GameDay
Penn State fans brought their A-game to the set today. Check out the best GameDay signs from this morning.
And since we know you are wondering, check out the latest on the Miami cat.
The story behind the Miami cat
The best catch from Week 2 of college football didn't happen on the field - but in the stands - as a cat found itself hanging from a balcony at Hard Rock Stadium.
Litigate like a champion today
A licensing agreement was finalized between the trademark "Play Like A Champion Today" -- owned by former Irish coach Lou Holtz -- and Notre Dame. Legendary Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer was quick to point out that Oklahoma's use of the phrase predates Notre Dame's by several decades. But hey, all is fair in love and trademark law.
Licensing agreement has been finalized between trademark "Play Like A Champion Today" - owned by Lou Holtz - and University of Notre Dame that includes exclusive license for PLACT merchandise sales. Deal comes almost 35 years to the day of Coach Holtz hanging sign in locker room. pic.twitter.com/AbaVTYJ8fa— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2021
"Play like a Champion today" Oklahoma sooners of passed out as a sign they take the field for over 70 years. Bud placed it there in the 50s! @AdamSchefter @CoachBobStoops @CoachLouHoltz88 @Lincoln Riley pic.twitter.com/MQHuxmUzpS— Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) September 16, 2021
.@stephenasmith: "[Alabama's] gonna mop y'all right out of the state."@TimTebow: "If Florida is closer than that, how about next Friday you rock a Gator tie?" @stephenasmith: "Rock a gator tie? Done!" pic.twitter.com/QYwlf8v4eG— First Take (@FirstTake) September 17, 2021
Virginia is getting icy with its threads this weekend.
And Greenie is BACK!
Stony Brook just got real creative with its uniform announcement.
More uniform updates can be found here.
We just don't have any words for what happened here. But the SEC had plenty of words in a statement after the game, saying this play should never have happened.
WTF JUST HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/LGMWxtCKZW— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 18, 2021
You literally cannot give Jahleel Billingsley any room.
Refs make a mistake, force Penn State to punt on 3rd down
Penn State unfortunately loses a possession as the referees make a mistake in telling them they are on fourth down.
He just took right off.
Well...bye pic.twitter.com/NACxvwNekY— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 18, 2021
Now we have to ask, what's Dabo Swinney's time for a 40-yard dash?
The Most Exciting 25 Seconds in College Football— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 18, 2021
...following Coach Swinney pic.twitter.com/roQB6Fh2c2
This is how you make a statement.
McNamara airs it out 87 yards to Cornelius Johnson for a Michigan TD
Michigan goes up 35-3 after Cade McNamara drops a dime to Cornelius Johnson for the 87-yard touchdown.
We could watch this sort of score all day long.
Cincinnati answers Indiana's TD with a 99-yard kickoff return TD
Tre Tucker is off to the races with a 99-yard kickoff return for a Cincinnati touchdown.
Nebraska fans look away. OU fans, please take joy in this.
Someone had to call them out for these outfit choices, so who better than Lane Kiffin?
Now, this is why you need to pick up the ball with both hands.
This fumble recovered by the Hoosiers helped set up a TD and a 14-0 lead vs. No. 8 Cincinnati 💪 pic.twitter.com/0CClYFsYYj— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 18, 2021
Give us some of what Maryland is drinking.
THIS ENERGY FROM LIA pic.twitter.com/vYR89Y4eTU— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) September 18, 2021
Louisville stuns UCF with game-winning pick-6 in final seconds
Dillon Gabriel has his pass intercepted by Jaylin Alderman and returned 66 yards for a touchdown to give Louisville a 42-35 lead with 13 seconds left in the game.