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Between The Hashes Week 5: Tiger dogs and a Hog Walk spill

Offensive tackle Zach DeBell had much to celebrate about after Georgia's thrilling 44-41 win over LSU. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Offensive tackle Zach DeBell celebrates Georgia's thrilling 44-41 win over LSU. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Each week, Campus Union will delve into the fun, the weird and the wacky of college football with a series called Between The Hashes. It’s a way to decompress from the madness of the week, and to find a few things that you might have missed.

College football rewarded patient fans for dealing with a relatively dull Week 4 slate by giving them everything they could have wanted and more in Week 5. Ranked teams fell, other ranked teams made statements and the first coach was fired in USC's Lane Kiffin. With every great week of games, there are just as many plays, pictures and quotes in toe. So rather than drone on, let's get right to them.

This week in uniforms

It's impossible to talk about this week's haberdashery without mentioning the Virginia Tech helmets that made their way into Thursday night's win against Georgia Tech. There were plenty of reactions (mostly negative), but the Hokies got a win, so fans will be seeing the lids again soon.

The Yellow Jackets had their own style in the game, going for the throwback unis and a blinding amount of white.

Miami (Ohio) games are pretty ugly, so these helmets are perfectly fitting. We already broke down the RedHawks' uniforms at length, so an action pic only makes sense.

And maybe Alabama isn't going to wear this getup any time soon, but the Star Wars crossover potential would be huge:

Football in motion

The rise of animated GIFs and Vines gives fans the chance to see highlights out of context. Sure, the format has limitations, but there are idiosyncrasies to each that make them almost like modern-day trading cards. Here are a few of the best examples from Week 5.

I don't think this is where the ref is supposed to be.

(via @SBNationGIF)

West Virginia got its best win of the year (and a much-needed one at that) against Oklahoma State, and coach Dana Holgorsen was in rare form.

USF's season was summed up perfectly in one play.

(via @bubbaprog)

And, uhh, this?

Way to go, y'all.

Quote of the week

At first, with everything the LSU-Georgia game offered, I thought the quote had to come from someone who participated. And there was a really great quote that summed up the classic, from Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.

But then something much better came up.

This is the greatest question ever asked by a media member. It's complex, it's open to interpretation, you can pick a different favorite part every time you read it and it's basically the print equivalent of a Kyle video.

http://youtu.be/X37EzJnuntk

Basketball coaches doing football things

While it's no Tom Izzo addressing the student section at Michigan State, gotta give credit to Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox for stepping up in a big way.

Bonus points to coach Fox if he wears this outfit in other situations than football games.

The struggle is real

At some programs, it wasn't all dancing and dress-up. UCF gave it a good run against South Carolina, but it couldn't quite get there.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema had a little trouble with the Hog Walk.

http://youtu.be/TAXTxAFmg3A

And, well, the Northeast doesn't exactly go wild over its college teams.

The Memorial UGA I - UGA VIII Mascot Award

Football is going to the dogs.

Honorable mention:

The Ricky Dobbs All-Stars

We don't pay enough attention to defensive players and return specialists in our roundup of deserving Ricky Dobbs All-Stars, but this week we made an attempt to give some love to guys without traditional eye-popping offensive statistics. Of course, that doesn't negate those gaudy numbers, as those are what the RDAS are founded on.

Temple LB Tyler Matakevich

New Mexico's running game: 400 yards in the first half (no, really) and 497 in total in a 56-42 loss to UNLV

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller17-of-25, 198 passing yards, 4 TD; 83 rushing yards in his first game back after a leg injury in 31-24 win over Wisconsin

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd17-of-24, 311 passing yards (13.0 yards per attempt), 69 rushing yards, 4 total TD in 56-7 win over Wake Forest

Arizona State RB Marion Grice: 99 total yards, 4 TD on 19 touches in 62-41 win over USC

USC RBs Tre Madden and Justin Davis: 30 rushes, 250 yards, 4 TD in 62-41 loss to Arizona State

Florida State QB Jameis Winston: 17-of-27, 335 passing yards, 4 TD 1 INT, 77 rushing yards in 48-34 win over Boston College

East Carolina QB Shane Carden: 32-of-47, 376 passing yards, 1 INT; 22 rushing yards, 6 total TD in 55-31 win over North Carolina

Wisconsin LB Chris Borland16 tackles in 31-24 loss to Ohio State

Oregon punt returner Bralon Addison: 2 return touchdowns (67 and 75 yards, respectively) in 55-16 win over Cal

Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward62-yard interception for a touchdown, 7 tackles in 55-24 win over Purdue

Oregon State QB Sean Mannion27-of-52, 414 passing yards, 6 TD, 1 INT in 44-17 win over Colorado

And a special nod to LSU's Zach Mettenberger and Georgia's Aaron Murray for one-upping each other in a battle in which both guys could have easily come out winners. The two combined to go 43-of-71 for 680 passing yards with eight total touchdowns and just one interception.

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