Campus Clicks: Thursday Night Football fun, Magic Johnson statue vandalized
Thursday Night Football!
Many folks missed the Auburn-Kentucky and Stanford-UCLA games due to NLCS Game 5 and the Falcons-Saints matchup, but both were entertaining affairs. The Cardinal racked up 56 points in their victory over UCLA, a game highlighted by Stanford's Francis Owusu making one of the best catches you'll ever see.
In the SEC, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn went visor-less in honor of Steve Spurrier. He will auction off the visor and donate proceeds to South Carolina flood victims. What a classy move from a classy man.
The Tigers emerged victorious, 30–27, in a game that included Auburn punting when UK only had eight men on the field. And the Wildcats' loss overshadowed Kentucky receiver Garrett Johnson making an unreal one-handed snag while being shielded by an Auburn defender.
Ohio State is planning a blackout for their tilt against Penn State on Saturday night and released this video to show us what to expect ... and it's awesome:
Remember when Texas A&M was embarrassed by Alabama last season, losing 59–0? That blowout loss is fueling the 2015 Aggies, who meet the Crimson Tide on Saturday in College Station.
A high school coach offered Steve Spurrier an offensive coordinator position. Will he accept it?
Get Your Popcorn Ready
ESPN's Jay Bilas and NCAA vice president Oliver Luck will debate over student-athete pay on October 20th at Texas A&M and it will be live-streamed. Oh my.
This Washington Post headline eviscerated Georgetown with legendary "2 Chainz" dig at Hoyas' tourney troubles.
What is Wrong With People?
Michigan State basketball player Alvin Ellis posted a photo of their vandalized Magic Johnson statue:
Odds and Ends
Texas A&M's Halloween helmets are fantastic ... Trivia Time: Can you name every CFB national champion since 2000? ... Hugh Freeze responded to a fan attempting to troll him ... Here's what to watch for in CFB's biggest Week 7 matchups ... SEC forces Jeb Bush to stop using similar JEB logo ... Chip Kelly denies interest in USC head coach vacancy ... Here are six NFL coaches best suited to thrive in the college game ... College basketball preseason coaches' poll was released and there's a tie at No. 1 ... Undefeated and underrated: Is Memphis truly America's college football team? ... Here are the most beautiful college campuses in America.
Bush Push Anniversary
Thursday marked the 10-year anniversary of the "Bush Push" that gave USC a thrilling (and controversial) victory over Notre Dame:
Auburn picked up a huge commitment on Thursday in the form of four-star 2017 guard Davion Mitchell. Here's a look at what Bruce Pearl and the Tigers are getting in the 6-1 high school junior: