Big Jay, flying high and living the dream after Kansas' 31-19 victory over West Virginia. (Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI)
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.
We did it. In Week 12, we got the combo of great finishes, surprising upsets, huge stat lines and memorable quotes. Give yourselves a pat on the back. I'm proud of each and every last one of you. We're running out of time, so hug the person next you see, line up some high-fives and grab every last tweet and Vine you can find. We're in this thing together.
Does he have any eligibility remaining?
Seriously, this hit by an Oklahoma police officer might have been the best of the week. Streaking (and I believe we're using that phrase to loosely describe any fan dumb enough to run on the field) inherits a certain measure of risk, and SB Nation's Jon Bois has dedicated some of his time to focus on "Field Stormers."
Let's see that again in super slow motion.
The Memorial UGA I – UGA VIII Mascot Award
And a resounding favorite for Mascot of the Year, it's Diesel, NIU's adorable high-fiving dog.
SB Nation's GIF superlab gave it the Lisa Frank treatment.
(via SB Nation)
Love you lil' guy.
Chromed out 11-helmet
Michigan State wore awesome helmets while beating Nebraska and keeping its big season going.
In another week, maybe those get top honors. But the Hawaii uniforms. Guys, the Hawaii uniforms.
Quotes of the Week
So. Much. Good. Stuff.
♫ Everybody Wants To Play 'Bama ♫
(to the tune of this)
I don't want this movement to go away. In fact, I want baseball teams, Pop Warner teams and guys sitting in their basement playing Call of Duty to start yelling "WE WANT 'BAMA." It's short, sweet and out of control. Heck, Duke's student section started chanting it after the Blue Devils beat Miami 48-30 on Saturday. Here are two other fun examples. Florida State might actually get a chance to play the Crimson Tide.
Kansas, on the other hand? Bless your heart, Jayhawks fan.
This week in catlab
Hold on to your butts.
Psychotropic football dot biz.
Stickum futures are up
There were two Catch of the Year finalists on Saturday. Both came in critical moments, and both were completely insane.
In the morning slate, there was UCF's J.J. Worton reeling in a bomb from quarterback Blake Bortles.
Later, there was Auburn's miraclous Nick Marshall-to-Ricardo Louis connection, of which a full account is provided by Campus Union's Zac Ellis.
Good football is good.
Boats and steaks
We already knew Western Michigan was the most interesting one-win team in college football. But if you've been missing out on all the boat-rowing action, this picture sums it up quite nicely.
Who knew field goals could be this exciting?
Let's go to the tape.
Poetry in motion
This GIF from Texas' 38-13 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday says it all.
(via SB Nation)
The Ricky Dobbs All-Stars
A sampling of some of the crazier stat lines in Week 12. Special props to Cartel Brooks of Division III Heidelberg University for breaking the NCAA single-game rushing record with 465 yards.
UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack: 59 yards, 4 TD in 41-31 win over Washington (But seriously, he's one of the best freshman defenders in the country and he's playing running back this is great.)
Buffalo QB Joe Licata: 36-of-58, 497 yards, 4 TD in 51-41 loss to Toledo
Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch: 26-of-32, 345 yards, 2 TD; 123 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD in 48-27 win over Ball State
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd: 20-of-26, 340 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT; 43 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD in 55-31 win over Georgia Tech
Marshall QB Rakeem Cato: 33-of-58. 456 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT in 45-34 win over Tulsa
Wisconsin's rushing attack: 554 rushing yards on 11.1 per carry, 6 TD, four running backs with 86 yards or more in 51-3 drubbing of Indiana
Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews: 12 catches, 141 yards in 22-6 win over Kentucky
Boston College RB Andre Williams: 339 rushing yards (ACC record), 2 TD in 38-21 win over NC State
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde: 246 yards, 4 TD; 26 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD in 60-35 win over Illinois
UCF WR J.J. Worton: 10 catches, 179 yards, 3 TD in 39-36 win over Temple
Maryland QB C.J. Brown: 12-of-25, 135 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 123 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD (including game-winner in OT) in 27-24 win over Virginia Tech
Kansas RB James Sims: 211 yards, 3 TD in 31-19 win over West Virginia
Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs: 291 rushing yards, 6 TD (!) in 66-42 win over New Mexico
Baylor QB Bryce Petty: 17-of-31, 335 yards, 3 TD; 2 rush TD in 63-34 win over Texas Tech
Auburn QB Nick Marshall: 15-of-26, 229 yards, 1 TD; 89 rush yards, 2 rush TD in 43-38 crazytown win over Georgia