Braxton & The Buckeyes
Less than one year ago, no one could have predicted what path Braxton Miller's football career would travel. It has taken couple detours, but the former All Big-Ten QB appears to be doing just fine. Miller scored his first non-QB touchdowns of his college career during Ohio State's eventful 42–24 win at Virginia Tech on Monday night, finding the endzone on a 54-yard catch-and-run and dazzling 53-yard rush.
The game also included VA Tech's J.C. Coleman donning a massive gold Rolex watch during the game and Hokies' QB Michael Brewer breaking his collarbone immediately after saying it would take a hell of a lot more than a big hit to knock him out. The most amusing moment of the night might've come away from Blacksburg when Bears (and VT alum) Eddie Royal tweeted that they need one of Ohio State' QBs. Everyone thought he was referring to Jay Cutler when he was actually referencing the Hokies...but it was still hilarious.
And lastly, a few Buckeyes players wore #FreeBosa shirts over the weekend to show their disapproval of Urban Meyer's decision to suspend their All-American defensive end, Joey Bosa. We cannot imagine that Meyer appreciated it.
We all still remember Cardale Jones' infamous "We ain't come to play school tweet" from 2012 and there's no exception in Blacksburg, where some Tech fans hung this sign prior to the game on Monday night:
In honor of Marshall's win over Purdue on Sunday, their first victory over a Big Ten team in program history, a Reddit user compiled a list of every non-power conference team's last win over a power conference team.
Northern Illinois' former husky mascot, Diesel, passed away over the weekend after battling lymphoma for the last month. Some fans will remember the adorable rascal from his high-fiving exploits:
Still in Shock
The Texas high school football official that was violently targeted by two football players last weekend is considering a libel and slander lawsuit, as he believes his name and reputation has been tarnished since the incident. Meanwhile the rest of the sports world continues to be in shock that this actually happened.
Virginia Tech led Ohio State 17-14 at halftime and the program's Twitter account sent out this beauty:
Jermichael's Strong Words
Texas alum and former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley unleashed a strong opinion on Twitter one day after his Longhorns were demolished at Notre Dame:
Ohio State WR Mike Thomas, who caught two passes for 46 yards and one tuddy on Monday night took to Twitter after the Buckeyes victory:
Odds and Ends
Does BYU have a realistic shot at the playoff? ... Alabama fan has an artificial eye that reads "Bama" ... Horrible news: Pitt RB James Conner is done for the season and Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz is out indefinitely ... Grading performances of new starting QBs ... This is an awesome look at Virginia Tech's "Enter Sandman" tradition ... Here's how Ohio State decided on starting Cardale Jones over J.T. Barrett ... Penn State's 259-pound kicker is the only thing saving Nittany Lions fans right now ... Michigan will wear helmet stickers for the first time since 1994 ... What's the most popular takeout food for college students? You might be surprised ... Clemson played an insane amount of freshmen on Saturday ... Oregon QB Vernon Adams' status for Michigan State game.
Arizona's Nasty Hype Video
It's nowhere near time to begin discussing college hoops but it's always time to watch a hype video for any sport. Check out this sick video that Arizona watched during their first meeting of the 2015-16 season:
Rece & David Gettin' Jacked!
Nick Saban got fussy with a reporter for not giving Middle Tennessee proper respect: