The Best Games of Week Five

The best games, the biggest moments, and the most memorable battles of the week.

The Worst College Football Game On The Planet Was …

TCU 56, at SMU 0
And You Care Because … TCU QB Trevone Boykin threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more, finding Deante Gray for scoring plays of 28 and seven yards out and taking off for a 27-yard score and an eight-yard touchdown. SMU turned it over three times and was outgained 614 yards to 245.
What Else? TCU QB Trevone Boykin completed 23-of-36 passes for 280 yards and four scores, and ran seven times for 62 yards and two touchdowns
- SMU QB Garrett Krstich completed 14-of-30 passes for 142 yards and a pick
- Rushing yards: TCU 265 – SMU 89
- TCU RB B.J. Catalon ran 19 times for 114 yards and a score

9. Washington State 28, at Utah 27
And You Care Because … Down 21-0 in the first quarter and 24-7 in the second half, Washington State fought through the rain and the Utah D to get four touchdown passes from Connor Halliday including two to Dom Williams from 35 and 20 yards out and two more strikes to Vince Mayle from 11 and 81 yards out, with the latter coming with just under five minutes to play. The Cougar defense held on as Utah managed just two Andy Phillips field goals after the first quarter. Devontae Booker ran for a 76-yard touchdown, Eric Rowe took a Halliday interception 11 yards for a score, and Kaelin Clay returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown, but the Utah offense couldn’t keep up.
What Else? Washington State QB Connor Halliday completed 39-of-61 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns with two picks
- Utah RB Devontae Booker ran 24 times for 178 yards and a touchdown
- Washington State WR Ricer Cracraft caught nine passes for 126 yards and Vince Mayle caught eight passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns
- Utah QB Travis Wilson completed 18-of-38 passes for 165 yards

8. WKU 36, at Navy 27
And You Care Because … WKU was up two late helped by a run of 16 straight second half points with a 31-yard Jared Dangerfield touchdown catch, Garrett Schwettman’s third field goal, and a one-yard run from Brandon Doughty, but Navy roared back with a two-yard Keenan Reynolds touchdown run to pull within two. The conversion failed, but Reynolds and the offense had one final shot. WKU’s Wonderful Terry put an end to the fun with a 43-yard pick six in the final minute. Reynolds ran for two touchdowns, but he had a horrific game throwing the ball, while Doughty threw 54 times and finished with two touchdown passes.
What Else? Navy QB Keenan Reynolds completed 3-of-14 passes for 55 yards and a pick, and ran 24 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns
- WKU QB Brandon Doughty completed 38-of-54 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns with a pick and a rushing score
- Navy rushing yards: 412 – WKU total yards 551
- Third down conversions: WKU 7-of-15 – Navy 2-of-11

7. Missouri 21, at South Carolina 20
And You Care Because … Maty Mauk had a rough night, but he was great when he had to be leading Missouri to 14 unanswered points with Russell Hansbrough running for two one-yard scores in the final seven minutes – including a fourth down play with 1:36 to go – to complete a stunning comeback. Hansbrough’s first touchdown from 18 yards out gave the Tiers a first quarter lead, but South Carolina came up with 20 straight points helped by a Mike Davis 17-yard run and a 23-yard Pharoh Cooper touchdown catch. But the Tiger defense held firm late and Mauk was able to come up with a few big plays to put the team in scoring position. South Carolina had one last shot, but the drive never got started with four missed passes.
What Else? Missouri QB Maty Mauk completed 12-of-34 passes for 132 yards
- South Carolina RB Mike Davis ran 22 times for 104 yards and a score
- Third down conversions: South Carolina 8-of-21 – Missouri 2-of-15
- Missouri yards over the first 52 minutes: 161. Missouri yards over the last eight minutes: 119

6. Florida State 56, at NC State 41
And You Care Because … NC State appeared to be in control with a 24-7 first quarter lead helped by two terrific touchdown passes from Jacoby Brissett – starting out with a 54-yard pass to Bo Hines on the second play of the game – but Karlos Williams, Jameis Winston and the Seminoles took over and fought their way back. Williams ran for three touchdowns including two in the fourth quarter, and Winston threw four touchdown passes including two to Jesus Wilson in the comeback. Down ten with just over 20 minutes to play, Winston found Wilson from 15 yards out to start out a 28-3 run to close out. NC State pulled within eight on a 25-yard Niklas Sade field goal, but the Noles went on a 75-yard drive that took over four minutes, finishing off with a 12-yard Williams run, to put the game away.
What Else? Florida State QB Jameis Winston completed 26-of-38 passes for 365 yards and four scores with two picks
- NC State QB Jacoby Brissett completed 32-of-48 passes for 359 yards and three scores, and he ran 13 times for 38 yards. The Wolfpack finished with 520 yards of total offense.
- Florida State RB Karlos Williams ran 21 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns, and caught three passes for 29 yards
- NC State’s Jerod Fernandez came up with both Winston interceptions. FSU turned the ball over four times. 

5. Texas A&M 35, Arkansas 28 OT
And You Care Because … Texas A&M rallied from down ten in the fourth quarter as Kenny Hill found a wide open Edward Pope for an 86-yard touchdown and tied it up with a 59-yard scoring pass to Josh Reynolds to force overtime. It took one play for Hill to find Malcome Kennedy from 25 yards out on A&M’s possession, and then the defense came through, stopping the Hogs on a fourth down play for the win. Arkansas got up on several big plays, with Alex Collins running for a 50-yard score and AJ Derby catching a 44-yard touchdown pass, but it was punter Sam Irwin-Hill’s weaving score off a fake punt from 51 yards out that gave the team the momentum. But the O couldn’t close out and Hill went to work as A&M scored 21 unanswered points.
What Else? Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill completed 21-of-41 passes for 386 yards and four scores with a pick
- Arkansas RB Alex Collins ran 21 times for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Jonathan Williams added 95 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries
- Total yards: Texas A&M 523 – Arkansas 484
- Time of possession: Arkansas 37:00 – Texas A&M 23:00

Bowling Green 47, at Massachusetts 42
And You Care Because … In a wild and crazy game with over 1,300 yards of total offense, Bowling Green’s James Knapke threw three touchdown passes and Travis Greene ran for two scores including a 25-yarder in the fourth to take the lead and a 22-yard dash from Ronnie Moore to go up 12, but UMass wouldn’t go away. UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel threw for 589 yards and five touchdown passes including a five yard play to Tajae Sharpe with just over three minutes to play to pull within five. The Minutemen had one last shot, but fumbled it away and the Falcons ran out the clock.
What Else? Total yards: Bowling Green 668 – UMass 638
- Penalties: Bowling Green 13 for 112 yards – UMass 4 for 30 yards. Turnovers: UMass 4 – Bowling Green 3
- UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel completed 36-of-61 passes for 589 yards and five touchdowns with a pick, and BGSU QB James Knapke completed 38-of-59 passes for 443 yards and three touchdowns with three picks.
- Receivers: BGSU’s Ryan Burbrink caught 11 passes for 132 yards and a score, Roger LewIs caught nine passes for 148 yards and a score, Ronnie Moore caught nine passes for 109 yards and a score. UMass’s Tajae Sharpe caught 13 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and Jean Sifrin caught eight passes for 135 yards

Yale 49, at Army 43 OT
And You Care Because … Army’s Daniel Grochowski had a chance to win the game in regulation, but missed a 42-yard field goal, and he missed a 25-yard field goal in overtime to leave the door open. Yale came through as Tyler Varga ran for his fifth touchdown on a three-yard dash for the win. The two teams combined for 701 rushing yards, but Yale also got the passing game going with Morgan Roberts throwing for 290 yards with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ross Drwal late in the third. Down 14, the Bulldogs got the Drwal touchdown catch, and tied it up on an 18-yard Varga run with 21 seconds in the quarter. Army answered with a one-yard Angel Santiago run – his second score of the day – for a seven-point lead, but Varga’s ten-yard rushing score with 1:42 to play put the game into overtime.
What Else? Yale RB Tyler Varga ran 28 times for 185 yards and five touchdowns
- Army QB Angel Santiago completed 6-of-8 passes for 117 yards, and ran eight times for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and A.J. Schurr completed 6-of-12 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown and ran 15 times for 135 yards and a touchdown
- Yale QB Morgan Roberts completed 23-of-40 passes for 290 yards and a score with a pick, and he ran 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown
- Total yards: Yale 625 – Army 597

5. Texas State 37, at Tulsa 34 3OT
And You Care Because … In the third overtime, Tulsa came up with a Carl Salazar field goal, and Texas State answered with a two-yard Terrence Franks touchdown run to finish off the wild win. Down 17-3 going into the fourth, Tulsa stormed back with Dane Evans throwing a 17-yard touchdown pass to Conner Floyd with just under ten minutes to play and capping off a 17-play drive with a one-yard score with ten seconds left to force OT. He stayed hot with a ten-yard Keevan Lucas scoring grab, but Texas State answered with its first touchdown since early in the third on a five-yard Jafus Gaines catch. The two teams traded touchdowns in the second overtime with Ben Ijah scoring for the Bobcats and Zach Langer answered with a four-yard score for Tulsa, but the third OT drive stalled leading to the field goal that Texas State was able to better.
What Else? Texas State RB Terrence Franks ran 20 times for 71 yards and two scores
- Tulsa QB Dane Evans completed 23-of-40 passes for 234 yards and two touchdown with an interception and a touchdown run
- Texas State QB Tyler Jones completed 21-of-31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, and ran 20 times for 51 yards and a score
- Tulsa WR Keyarris Garrett caught eight passes for 117 yards

1. at California 59, Colorado 56 2OT
And You Care Because … Jared Goff and Sefo Liufau each threw for 449 yards and seven touchdown passes, but it was Cal’s defense that got the job done late with a goal line stand in the second overtime allowing Bear PK James Langford to hit a 34-yard field goal for the win. It took a wild final four minutes get to the extra time with Colorado’s Nelson Spruce coming up with his second of three touchdown catches with just over three minutes to play, but Cal answered with two touchdowns in less than 30 seconds on a Goff 75-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Anderson and a 40-yarder to Chris Harper for the lead. But the Buffs would fight back with Bryce Bobo catching a 30-yard touchdown pass with 21 seconds to play to force overtime.
What Else? Colorado QB Sefo Liufau completed 46-of-67 passes for 449 yards and seven touchdowns with a pick, and led the team with 72 rushing yards on ten carries. Cal QB Jared Goff completed 23-of-41 passes for 449 yards and seven touchdowns with one interception
- Colorado WR Nelson Spruce caught 19 passes for 176 yards and three scores
- Total yards: Colorado 629 – California 576
- Penalties: California 12 for 113 yards – Colorado 9 for 75 yards

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