Top 5 Fails of College Football’s Week 7
West Virginia’s Geno Smith was far from his normally precise self during Saturday’s 49–14 upset loss to Texas Tech. Both on the field, where he only completed 52.7% (29-of-55) of his passes, and off.
After the Red Raiders scored their third touchdown of the day, Smith tried taking a sip of Gatorade while on the sidelines - only to realize that his helmet was still on, preventing him from lifting the cup to his mouth like he normally would.
The look of dejection on Smith’s face when he realizes his goof pretty much sums up how the Mountaineers must have felt throughout the afternoon in Lubbock.
Louisville running back Senorise Perry had four touchdowns at Pitt on Saturday, which meant three opportunities to make up for his self-induced lack of celebration on the first.
After waltzing in from six yards out in the first quarter, Perry preened for the crowd. Only to lose his footing on the concrete surface ringing the grass at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field and fall down in a heap.
Cardinals coaches were probably just happy that Perry didn’t injure himself on the fall, allowing him to rush for those three subsequent touchdowns.
Had LSU cornerback Tharold Simon arrived a half-second earlier on his attempt to defend South Carolina QB Connor Shaw’s third-quarter pass to Justin Cunningham, he might have had a deflected pass or even an interception. Instead, he just blindsided teammate Lamin Barrow.
Cunningham caught Shaw’s pass before Simon could get to it. And Simon took out Barrow, who had been trying to cover Cunningham on the play, allowing Cunningham to advance another 10 yards to the LSU two-yard line. Marcus Lattimore would score two plays later to give South Carolina a 14-10 lead.
The Tigers would recover from this Three Stooges-like moment, holding the Gamecocks to just one additional touchdown the rest of the way in a huge 23–21 win.
Colt McCoy was the most prolific and successful quarterback in Texas history. His younger brother Case has been decidedly less successful through two-and-a-half seasons in Austin.
First he was supplanted as the Longhorns’ starting QB by David Ash. Now he’s popping up on blooper reels after he got leveled by a side judge during the second quarter of Texas’ 63–21 shellacking at the hands of archrival Oklahoma on Saturday.
Not only did McCoy get embarrassed by the hit, he also drew a sideline interference penalty for his team on the play, tacking on additional yardage to the 73-yard catch-and-run by OU’s Trey Hillard.
Oklahoma finished strong in their blowout, Red River Rivalry win over Texas. Their start was less than ideal.
Following Blake Bell’s eight-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which put the Sooners up 6–0, kicker Michael Hunnicutt and holder/punter Tress Way trotted onto the field for the PAT. Way had trouble corralling the snap, and Hunnicutt’s hilariously delayed stagger kick was easily blocked by the Longhorns.
To make matters worse, Texas’ Quandre Diggs ran the blocked PAT back the other way to give the Longhorns their first two points of the game. Fortunately for OU, it proved to be the Longhorns’ only points of the first half as the Sooners raced to a 36–2 lead at the break and won, 63-21.