Sarah Fuller made history at Vanderbilt, Nebraska got angry about clapping and Syracuse lost in the most excruciating way possible. Here are the craziest moments from Week 13 of the college football season.
Nebraska upset by...clapping?
Nebraska had a lot of snapping issues in its loss to Iowa on Friday. When asked about his center, Cameron Jurgens, head coach Scott Frost had an...interesting explanation for what the problem was.
"The issue with snaps today, I don't think had anything to do with [Jurgens'] technique," Frost said. "There was clapping going on on their sideline and Cam heard that clap and thought it was the quarterback clapping. We discussed it with the officials, and it didn't happen in the second half."
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was understandably incredulous.
"Never heard of that. If a player was on the field doing it, I get that. But what are we talking about? The next thing you know, we're going to be treating this like golf. I was going to say tennis, but they do that at tennis. At golf, nobody is able to say anything, right?"
It seems silly to complain about clapping considering normally these players are expected to play in front of packed stadiums. Granted, less crowd noise would have made clapping from the sideline more audible, but Iowa was never penalized for the alleged clapping and to hear a coach actually complain about this after a game is incredible.
You know what fans of a 1-4 team don't want to hear from a coach who has underachieved ever since getting hired? Excuses about too much clapping.
Oregon State quarterback beats Oregon with the first and only play of his college career
The Pac-12's playoff hopes took a blow on Friday as Oregon was upset by rival Oregon State 41-38. Jermar Jefferson rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns, but the decisive play came from Chance Nolan in the single snap he played in the game.
The Beavers trailed Oregon 38-34 late in the fourth and starting quarterback Tristan Gebbia led Oregon State all the way down to the Oregon 2-yard line. Gebbia carried the ball on 2nd down and was stopped at the 1. He carried the ball on 3rd down and was held out of the end zone again and was also injured on the play.
So, with 36 seconds left to go, Nolan came into the game on 4th down with the game hanging in the balance for his first snap of the game and of his FBS career. No pressure.
Nolan kept the ball and pounded it into the end zone, giving Oregon State the improbable upset over the Ducks and the one team in the conference thought to be a legitimate playoff contender.
Sarah Fuller makes history
Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game on Saturday as she kicked off in the second half of Vanderbilt's game.
Maryland native ties NCAA single-game record with 8 rushing touchdowns
Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson had himself a day. He rushed for 409 yards and eight touchdowns on Saturday, tying a single-game NCAA record for rushing touchdowns. Patterson is a native of Glendale, Md.
Oklahoma State returns onside kick for touchdown
Well, that backfired.
Texas Tech took a 24-21 lead over Oklahoma State in the third quarter on Saturday and decided to pull out the bag of tricks. On the ensuing kickoff, the Red Raiders tried to catch the Cowboys napping with an onside kick. Instead, Jason Taylor of Oklahoma State grabbed the bouncing ball and zipped right through the kick coverage 48 yards for the touchdown.
That play mattered too as the Cowboys went on to win the game by only six points.
Syracuse loses game on 4th down spike
This is a brutal way to lose.
Syracuse was looking to tie NC State late in the game when quarterback Rex Culpepper was sacked. With the clock running, he rushed his team to the line of scrimmage and spiked the ball to stop the clock. There was just one problem...it was 4th down, game over.