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Best of Week 4: A Bottom 10 miracle, Wake's missing kicker and more

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LaRussa lets one fly for 29-yd TD to take the lead again (0:21)

Old Dominion QB Blake LaRussa threads the needle between two defenders to hit WR Jonathan Duhart for a 29-yard touchdown. (0:21)

Let's have a great Week 4 out there, everybody. As always, we'll be updating all day Saturday. Try to keep up, will you?


Credit where it's due

In a show of sportsmanship, Oklahoma fans gave Army players a standing ovation as they left the field after an overtime loss to the No. 5 Sooners.


A Bottom 10 miracle

Old Dominion, a Bottom 10 member just this month, did the impossible today, beating a promising, 3-0, top-15-ranked Virginia Tech team that came into the game favored by 29 points. What made it even better was that Old Dominion was the home team!

Old Dominion had been looking forward to hosting the Hokies a long time, even predicting a Monarchs' win in 2016, when it unveiled plans for a new stadium scoreboard. Virginia Tech found ODU premonition laughable then. it probably doesn't now.


Veteran performance

Anthony Violi has seen a few performances of the Ohio State band. At 100, he dotted the i today.


The ol' missing kicker formation

Wake Forest's kicker was in the zone warming up for a field goal -- so much so that he forgot to take the field to attempt the kick, then rushed out and hit the upright.

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Wake Forest kicker inexplicably missing before field goal

Freshman kicker Nick Sciba rushes onto the field after forgetting to set up for the Demon Deacons' field goal attempt and shanks the kick off the left upright.


Here's looking at you, kid

Amid the excitement at Spectrum Stadium for UCF's 56-36 win over FAU on Friday night, one Knights fan locked onto a camera like he was looking into the souls of the College Football Playoff selection committee.


Buffalo stance

Did you know that Colorado had a person in a mascot suit named Chip in addition to Ralphie, the giant live buffalo? Bet you do now, after he fired a T-shirt cannon right into the Great Plains.

We're delighted to see that Chip (the buffalo) is OK and has a bye week to recuperate for UCLA on Sept. 28.


All the rage

College football fans already knew Baker Mayfield's moxie. So we weren't surprised to see Mayfield rally the Cleveland Browns to their first win since December 2016. We also immediately recognized the two-point conversion play the Browns ran to tie the game.

It's the same play that helped the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, known as the Philly Special. And on Friday night, Illinois used its version to score a touchdown in a loss to Penn State.


How do you like them apples?

College GameDay took an animated look at Nick Saban's dominance over his former assistants before he faced Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M today.


What they're wearing

Syracuse is adding camo touches to its uniforms for its Military Appreciation Day game against UConn.

Colgate is commemorating its "Undefeated, Untied, Unscored Upon ... and Uninvited" 1932 team that went 9-0 and outscored its opponents 265-0 but was passed over for the Rose Bowl in favor of Pittsburgh (the Panthers lost, 35-0 to USC).

Missouri broke out some new gold helmets for their game against No. 2 Georgia.


Video game numbers

Minnesota made an homage to old-school video game NFL Blitz to show off junior wide receiver Tyler Johnson, who has 20 catches for 283 yards and five touchdowns this season.


Worth their weight in copper

To celebrate Montana legend "Super Dave" Dickenson's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Grizzlies are wearing throwback jerseys against Sacramento State and offering the game-worn unis to fans for $175 each. In 1995, Dickenson threw for 5,676 yards and 51 touchdowns, won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in Division I-AA and led the Griz to a national title. Fans responded enthusiastically to the gesture, with Montana announcing the entire set of jerseys sold out in four hours.


Deep in their hearts

It's time for the hottest new interregional rivalry -- the I-35 Showdown between UTSA and Texas State (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+). The two schools, situated about 50 miles apart, will meet at the Alamodome in San Antonio, with a rivalry trophy sponsored by Texas grocery store chain H-E-B on the line.

But fans are clamoring for something befitting such a rivalry. Something shiny, yet representative of their love and appreciation for their local grocer. They've taken drastic measures: They've started a petition.