College football today: Week 3 updates, highlights, biggest moments and more

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

You thought Week 2 was crazy? College football's Week 3 was even more so: One-handed catches on both sides of the ball, blown calls by officials and the White Out in Happy Valley, a game that lived up to the hype withPenn State holding offAuburn.

Check out the results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.

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Play of the day

This interception from D.J. Graham might just be the most impressive play we have seen this whole football season.

Come on. Just look at Spencer Rattler's reaction.

Play it again

South Carolina'sJalen Brooksmade a similar one-handed grab on the offensive side of the ball againstGeorgia.

Hail Mary alert

It's about time we got one of these electric moments in college football this season, and it comes from SMU and Reggie Roberson Jr.

And yeah, this sums it up.

Here's another angle, because why wouldn't you want to watch this again.

Honestly, we're just as surprised.

Oooh, burn!

This is one of the best troll jobs we've seen today with West Virginia taking down Virginia Tech.

Michigan State wasn't messing around against Miami, and its social team had a real nice time with the road win.

Michigan State legend Magic Johnson had some thoughts about the game, too, though he was just more excited about the win.

*Shakes head but still laughs at IndiaNAHHHHH.*

This makeshift cardboard Trojan horse is quite beautiful.

Throwin' darts

USC fired its coach this week and lost starting quarterbackKedon Slovisto injury in the first quarter againstWashington State. Not to worry. The Trojans backup QB lived up to his name.

In Canada, it's correct

Referees in the Auburn-Penn State game had a rough night, as evidenced by getting the down wrong and forcing the Nittany Lions to punt on third down.

Wait, who's at the game?

Chris Pauland his son are on the sidelines forWake Forest.

Troy Aikman and Barry Switzer are just chatting it up at the Nebraska-Oklahomagame.

Look who else showed up.Trae Young himself.

And of course he is decked out in a Malcolm Kelly jersey.

The VP is in the building. Kamala Harris led the coin toss betweenHowardandHamptonfor the inaugural Truth and Service Classic.

Auburn-Penn State hadn't gotten underway, but Saquon Barkley was READY.

Everything you need to know about Barkley's homecoming is here.

Scene in the stands

Just soak this site in.

And the players were more than hyped for the game.

The Swamp has been real loud withFloridahostingAlabama.

OK. What on earth are theIndiana Hoosiersfans doing?

And over on the drum beat (get it?),Purdue's marching band won't be able to bring its huge drum to the Notre Dame game, which yes, is an important storyline.

But hey! The drum did make the trip to South Bend.

And in remembrance of the drum's absence, the marching band decided to form the shape of the drum on the field at halftime, which we gotta say is real clever.

On the ground with GameDay

Penn State fans brought their A-game to the set today. Check out the best GameDay signs from this morning.

And since we know you are wondering, check out the latest on the Miami cat.

Litigate like a champion today

A licensing agreement was finalized between the trademark "Play Like A Champion Today" -- owned by former Irish coach Lou Holtz -- and Notre Dame. Legendary Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer was quick to point out that Oklahoma's use of the phrase predates Notre Dame's by several decades. But hey, all is fair in love and trademark law.

Friendly wagers

All right: Here's the deal. SinceFlorida lost to Alabama by less than three touchdowns, Stephen A. Smith has to wear a Gators tie.

Uniform updates

Virginia is getting icy with its threads this weekend.

And Greenie is BACK!

Stony Brook just got real creative with its uniform announcement.

More uniform updates can be found here.

More must-see

We just don't have any words for what happened here. But the SEC had plenty of words in a statement after the game, saying this play should never have happened.

You literally cannot give Jahleel Billingsley any room.

He just took right off.

Now we have to ask, what's Dabo Swinney's time for a 40-yard dash?

This is how you make a statement.

We could watch this sort of score all day long.

Nebraska fans look away. OU fans, please take joy in this.

Someone had to call them out for these outfit choices, so who better than Lane Kiffin?

Now, this is why you need to pick up the ball with both hands.

Give us some of whatMarylandis drinking.

Friday night gave us a wild showdown betweenUCFandLouisvilleand the game ended on this pick-6.

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