The best of what you may not have seen during today's games, but should have.
Your last option can be your best option, as the fullback is tearing defenses up since becoming Iowa's starter. Last week, Weisman rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns, but his performance was overshadowed by Iowa's loss to
For the season, Weisman has 394 yards on 48 carries, which means he's averaging 8.2 yards per carry. If only there was some kind of trophy that rhymed with "Weisman" he could be considered for. –Tom Fornelli
• DGB breaks free. Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was the most hyped player at any position in the 2012 recruiting class. Early Saturday, he finally flashed some of that potential on his first career touchdown, an 80-yard catch-and-run from quarterback James Franklin at Central Florida. DGB didn't touch the ball again over the final two quarters, but his lone score did prove essential in a 21-16 win that featured very few other offensive highlights. –Matt Hinton
• Look ma, one hand! Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, had plenty of offensive highlights to choose from in its 49-28 upset at Georgia Tech, none of them quite as scintillating as this one-handed, first-quarter touchdown catch by Anthony Amos:
From there, the Blue Raiders rode the hot hand of tailback Benny Cunningham (217 yards, 5 touchdowns) and outscored Georgia Tech 28-7 in the second half. The Yellow Jackets were outgained 510-425, making this the second week in a row the defense has given up 500-plus yards, and fall to 2-3 this season. –Chip Patterson
• Matt McGloin, Touchdown Machine? With his two rushing touchdowns today, Matt McGloin of Penn State now has four this season, tying him with Michigan's Denard Robinson and putting him ahead of Nebraska's Rex Burkhead and Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Granted, Ball and Burkhead still haven't played this weekend, but who would have thought such a statistic would ever exist? In 2011, McGloin rushed 24 times for a net of -12 yards and 0 touchdowns.
The Big Ten has yet another dual-threat quarterback! –Tom Fornelli
• Caution: Defenses may be flammable. Perhaps the best (and certainly most succinct) piece of in-game analysis from Morgantown came from Jon Kimble, the Mountaineer mascot, who had this to say on Twitter in the first half of West Virginia's record-breaking shootout with Baylor:
I might need more gun powder for this game— Jon Kimble, Mtnr (@WVUMascot) September 29, 2012
Unfortunately, in a game that ultimately featured 133 points on more than 1,500 yards of total offense between both teams, that much ammunition in one place might be illegal under state law.
On the other hand, Mr. Mascot, if it was too late to stock up for this game, note that Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas State are still to come on the schedule. At least you can be prepared for next time. (Just alert the fire marshal, please.) –Jerry Hinnen