Between the Hashes Week 11: Stanford embraces inner nerd, LSU's dinosaur fan
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.
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no there are only a couple more weeks of the regular season. How did this happen? We had so many big ideas and tailgates scheduled and we were finally going to make that one recipe we've been putting off because we never got around to buying saffron. Slow down, I'm sure we'll all still be friends after the season ends, of course we'll all meet up and take vacations and talk on AIM every day. We won't drift apart. We were so close. We were practically a family.
Since there's no physical yearbook for us to all sign, Between the Hashes can help be our precious memories. And at least we have time to make a few more.
Stanford may have kept its talking to a minimum coming into the team's game against Oregon, but after the Cardinal pulled out the win, the trees were telling all kinds of tales.
They certainly earned it, although those were some chatty pads.
And as for Oregon, well, sad Ducks are sad.
(After looking at that picture for a considerable amount of time, I still have no idea if those cords are plugged into anything.)
"Don't move. He can't see us if we don't move."
Fan of the Week honors were wrapped up in convincing fashion Saturday night during 'Bama-LSU. With the performance, he's automatically qualified for the finals at season's end, and quite frankly, it's going to be tough for anyone to mount a serious challenge.
Let's get another look:
And once more, with feeling:
(via SB Nation)
Oh, dear God.
So apologies to this guy, you didn't stand a chance buddy:
Still too early to know how Alabama fan Coal Bucket will take the news:
And to three of the four members of Miami's more eclectic barbershop quartet, I'm sure your time will come:
Play of the Week
This hurdle by Missouri's Russell Hansbrough is mesmerizing. The sheer speed with which he vaulted over the Kentucky defender is one of those, "wow sports" moments.
Missouri added another impressive play when wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had this nifty touchdown grab:
(via SB Nation)
Florida had a bit of a rough go against Vanderbilt to say the least, but it shouldn't take away from the bubble bobble beauty of this tip drill catch, this week's most impressive play:
Quote of the Week
So many good ones this week.
Speaking of Les, his explanation of his red light incident from earlier this week was pure gold.
But quote of the week honors go to Alabama coach Nick Saban. He's slowly showing more and more personality this season, and this is a development I can support wholeheartedly.
The UGA I-UGA VIII Mascot Award
Not as much animal fun as we're used to, but one lil' guy made his way into our hearts when Baylor played Oklahoma. He's no rally fox, but few are.
Jack of All Trades
UCLA freshman linebacker Myles Jack was already having a great season on the defensive side of the ball, but with the Bruins short on running back depth against Arizona, he was called into action in an unlikely place -- at running back. He responded in a big way, carrying the ball six times for 120 yards and a touchdown. And naturally, people were happy about it.
Purdue, oh, Purdue
Nothing's going right for the Boilermakers this year.
Hey, but at least they've got a big drum.
Ooh, Kill 'em
Minnesota has danced its way to an 8-2 record, and it's a beautiful thing.
Jokes aside, it's awesome to see Jerry Kill getting closer to the sidelines.
The Ricky Dobbs All-Stars
A sampling of the finer individual efforts from around college football.
Buffalo RB Branden Oliver: 249 yards, 2 TD in 30-3 win vs. Ohio
Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham: 7 catches, 100 yards, 4 TD in 48-17 win vs. Kentucky
Auburn QB Nick Marshall: 1 pass TD, 214 rush yards, 2 TD in 55-23 win vs. Tennessee
UNC QB Marquise Williams: 15-of-27, 185 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 45 rush yards, 1 rush TD, 1 receiving TD
Florida State defense: 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, 2 TD, held Wake Forest to 152 total yards, 7 first downs in 59-3 win
USC RB Javorius Allen: 134 rush yards, 2 TD, 57 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD in 62-28 win vs. Cal
Indiana WR Cody Latimer: 11 catches, 184 yards, 3 TD in 52-35 win over Illinois
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman: 221 rush yards, 2 TD
Boston College RB Andre Williams: 246 rush yards, 1 TD in 48-34 win vs. New Mexico State
North Texas RB Brandin Byrd: 207 rush yards, 2 TD in 41-7 win vs. UTEP
East Carolina QB Shane Carden: 34-of-50, 384 yards, 5 TD, 25 rush yards, 2 TD in 58-24 win vs. Tulsa
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel: 30-of-39, 446 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT, 47 rush yards in 51-41 win vs. Mississippi State
Duke DB Devon Edwards: 100-yard kickoff return TD, 2 INT TD in 38-20 win vs. NC State
Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs: 310 rush yards, 4 TD in 38-17 win over Nevada