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Week 5 Photo Diary: West Virginia shootout, Johnny Football, rivalry trophies and more

By Bryan Fischer | Blogger

Since we like college football so much here at the Eye on College Football, and a picture is worth a thousand words, what better way to wind our way through the week that was in college football than with a photo diary to document the crazy fans, incredible plays and monumental upsets in the sport? Here's the latest edition covering Week 5, with all photos from US Presswire.

Washington kicked off a crazy week of games by upsetting Stanford thanks to a heck of a defensive effort and some big plays on offense. Students rushed the field to congratulate the Huskies like Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who was one cool customer in the aftermath.

In the game of the weekend, West Virginia outscored Baylor in an offensive explosion that saw quarterback Geno Smith throw eight touchdowns. As the Mountaineers' mascot said on Twitter during the middle of the game, he needed more gunpowder for the high-scoring affair.

Miami grabbed a big home win against N.C. State thanks to some big plays in the passing game and a solid defensive effort.

Johnny Manziel, known to Texas A&M fans as ''Johnny Football,'' put up quite a show against Arkansas on Saturday, throwing for 453 yards and three touchdowns on his way to an SEC record of total yardage.

Playing Louisiana Tech's offense can make opposing coaches crazy, as Mike London found out when Virginia hosted the Bulldogs.

All-purpose threat Kain Colter did just about everything to keep Northwestern undefeated on Saturday. Florida State's EJ Manuel wasn't as sharp as he was against Clemson last week but still managed to keep the Seminoles' perfect record intact with some big plays against South Florida.

The nation's top recruit in 2012, Dorial Green-Beckham, scored the first touchdown of his career against UCF in a nifty 80-yard catch and run as Missouri squeaked by with a win on the road.

After getting off to an 0-2 start, Matt McGloin and Penn State have quietly won three straight and looked sharp on offense against Illinois on Saturday.

Iowa bounced back from a bad loss by beating Minnesota to claim one of the most unique rivalry trophies, the Floyd of Rosedale, in a series that dates to 1891.

Purdue put up 51 points this weekend, which kept the World's Largest Drum was beating fairly regularly against Marshall.

It wasn't a typical SEC defensive struggle, but Georgia outlasted Tennessee in a Big 12-esque shootout between the hedges to stay undefeated.

Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Applin went flying trying to score a touchdown, a bit of a foreign concept to an LSU team that is all about running the football and grinding opponents away.

Texas Tech's defense is much improved this season, and one can tell Iowa State painfully found that out this weekend.

There was essentially a monsoon on Saturday night in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Louisville and Southern Miss managed to slog one out in, um, damp conditions. Seriously though, look at what they played in!

Thunderstorms were not limited to Mississippi on Saturday either, as a big one rolled into the Dallas-Fort Worth area and sat right over the TCU-SMU game. Skye Dawson still managed to make a heck of a catch despite the downpour and used his helmet for some help as the Horned Frogs won the Battle for the Iron Skillet.

Sure, an Alabama fan just decided to show up to the Crimson Tide's game against Ole Miss dressed as Mario. Pretty sure Nick Saban doesn't need any help beating Bowser though.

The N's (Nebraska) managed to beat the W's (Wisconsin) in a prime-time match up that would make "Sesame Street" proud. Good for the Cornhuskers fans on recognizing the work of longtime coach and athletic director Tom Osborne, who announced his retirement last week.

Oklahoma State nearly pulled off the miraculous comeback, but Texas had just enough big plays to outlast the Cowboys in a thrilling late night game in Stillwater, Okla.

Marquess Wilson made quite a catch against Oregon but Washington State couldn't come close to the second-ranked Ducks in Seattle. Arizona broke out the copper helmets for its game against Oregon State, but the Beavers' late touchdown drive was enough to pull off the win on the road.

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