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ASU Football: 'Jael Mary' shines brightest in college football weekend of mayhem

Here's what you missed!

It usually happens once a year. Twice, maybe, if we get lucky. Weeks like the one we just saw, heard, and experienced do not come around often, and that is a good thing. Because if every Saturday was like that, college football would lose what makes it so great: moments that you cannot believe even though you just saw them with your own eyes.

People ask me why I like college football more than the NFL, and any other sport for that matter. All I have to do is point to the last few days.

It's Arizona going on the road and using an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to beat the No. 2 team in the country. It's a state known more for tailgating and cowbells beating two top-10 teams in one afternoon. It's getting two chances at a game-winning field goal and missing them both. It's poor time management and throwing for 700 yards. It's missed extra points and chip shot field goals that go wide right. It's questionable calls and fourth down touchdowns. It's field rushes and goal post parades.

And it's Jaelen Strong, running a 46-yard post route and snatching a Hail Mary from Mike Bercovici out of the air before any one of three USC defenders could knock the ball to the ground. Yes, on the craziest day this sport has seen since Auburn's kick-six against Alabama last November, it was Arizona State that shined the brightest. It was the Sun Devils that owned the top spot on SportsCenter's top ten plays of the day, and it was them that were one of the featured headlines of's college football page all weekend long.

If you happened to be living under a rock this weekend, here's what you missed:

UCF Defeats Houston on Game-Sealing Touchback on Fumble into End Zone

BYU QB Taysom Hill leaves game with fractured left leg (GIF)

Katy Perry


Notre Dame squeaks by Stanford on late Everett Golson TD pass (GIFs)

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Image: Mississippi fans rush the field after an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., on Oct. 4. No. 11 Mississippi beat No. 3 Alabama 23-17.

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Katy Perry chugs a beer, dives off bar after Ole Miss win

Mike MacIntyre


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