Oregon BYU Explodes Miracle Hail Mary Appalachian And More From Week Three

Week 3 offered more fun across the country, including Georgia continuing to appear at the top, and Appalachian State shock Troy’s Hail Mary with ESPN’s College GameDay in town.

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Here’s everything you need to know for the third week:

No. 25 Oregon Handles No. 12 BYU Behind Big Bo Nix Day


Oregon quarterback Bo Knics grabbed five total touchdowns to tie his career – three lunges, two passes – as the No. 25 Oregon State edged out the No. 12 BYU 41-20. The ducks jumped to a 10-0 lead before BYU snapped the lead to 3 early in the second quarter. Then, Oregon scored 28 points in the second and third quarters to clear the game.

The ducks dominated the game on the ground, rushing for 212 yards while limiting the Cougars to 61 yards. The Knicks ran for 35 yards from Oregon and passed for 222 yards, completing 13 of 18 passes.

Mountaintop Miracle on Appalachian Big Weekend


Appalachian State started week three with College Gameday in Boone for the first time ever. The mountaineers ended their third week with a miracle.

The Appalachian State trailed Troy 28-26 with two seconds to play, and has the ball at the 47-yard line. Mountaineer quarterback Chase Brice stepped back to try Hail Mary and fired the ball toward the end zone. The ball only reached the 5 yard line and was dropped by a Troy defender…

…but below, Christian Horne waited for the wide receiver of the Appalachian state. Horn grabbed the ball, slashed toward the sideline, followed a block from fellow wide receiver Caden Robinson and found the finish zone, completing the miracle in the mountains. Watch the play below.

No. 1, Georgia hits South Carolina

Number 1 Georgia celebrates its third week win

Top-ranked Georgia easily took care of business on the road, defeating South Carolina 48-7.

It took nearly three games, but the Bulldogs finally allowed their first touchdown of the season, as South Carolina avoided shutdown by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth game. However, Georgia’s defense largely dominated the Gamecocks, receiving three passes that led to three touchdowns from the Bulldogs.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw for 284 yards in 16 for 23 passes. Bennett’s performance is in rarer area as it is The first player to open a season with three consecutive games to pass for at least 250 yards while rushing the touchdown since Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech in 2016.

With this win, Georgia won 18 consecutive regular season games by an average margin of 33 points. Georgia coach Kirby Smart went 5-0 in his career against two former assistants.

No. 6 Oklahoma Blasts Nebraska

Number 6 Oklahoma celebrates its third week win

Nebraska started things off, but the sixth-placed Oklahoma scored 49 goals in a row to secure a 49-14 win on the road.

Dillon Gabriel led the Sooner team by throwing two touchdowns and rushing another, one of four touchdowns by Oklahoma.

The conference was competing 10 years ago, there is a wide gap between the two teams now. The Sooners are hoping to build a potential playoff while the Huskers are new to the post-Scott Frost era.

Under the radar the teams move to 3-0


Week 3 started with three unranked teams guaranteed to be undefeated by the end of the week as the 2-0 team James Madison and TCU and the 3-0 North Carolina team had had weeks. However, many other unranked teams entering Week 3 will enter Week 4 undefeated after this week’s results. Take a look at the undefeated teams so far after today’s match:

All teams 3-0

Could one of these undefeated Ranked teams be ranked in next week’s AP Poll? They will have the gains to back it up if that is the case.

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