NCAAF Week 5 highlights

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Week 5 of college football had dozens of memorable moments, but here’s a few that really caught our attention…

In a Big 12 upset, West Virginia’s Mountaineers took down No. 11 Oklahoma State,  30-21, leading Cowboys coach Mike Gundy to admit, “There were times when we were functioning and doing fine, and then we’d have a drop or two, then a poor throw and then we’d put the ball on the ground. Those aren’t small mistakes. Those are big mistakes.” Then, there’s the epic quarterback duel between Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Louisiana State’s Zach Mettenberger that made us even question why we cared about the Manziel and McCarron rivalry. It was a vicious game where Mettenberger completed a third-and-22 pass during a 75-yard touchdown, then Murray took it back for a 75-yard drive and touchdown, ending in a brutally close 44-41 victory for the Bulldogs over the Tigers.

If there’s one thing to note about the Southeastern Conference, it’s that there seems to be quite a lot of quarterbacks with “M” in their name topping the headlines! And on that note, Alabama’s AJ McCarron held off a feisty Ole Miss, passing for 180 yards and completing 25 of 32 attempts, including an interception, for a 25-0 Crimson Tide of destruction. No. 10 Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel led the offense against unranked Arkansas with 261 passing yards and 59 on the ground, although the Aggies ground game really stepped it up as well with a combined 262 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 44 attempts. The Razorbacks found themselves knocked on their bellies after a well-fought 45-33 game.

Featured image courtesy of Georgia Bulldogs Facebook.