The only thing certain about the college football season two weeks in is that nothing is certain. Sure, Oregon had a decent shot of upsetting Ohio State, and the Ducks did just that. But Florida State losing to Jacksonville State? Didn't see that coming.
We did see find of talented players, whacky plays and wild scenes from Week 2 to share.
Touchdown(s) of the day
It really seemed like CJ Verdell was unstoppable.
Speaking of unstoppable, don't get in the way of Georgia Tech defender Jordan Domineck when he's trying to scoop and score.
GT defender breaks out stiff-arm, then uses teammate as a shield for TD
Georgia Tech's Jordan Domineck deflects the pitch, picks it up, stiff-arms the QB and runs it back for a 78-yard touchdown.
Takes from the couch
LeBron James was watching Ohio State-Oregon, and safe to say he was not impressed.
Going to be a long defensive film session tomorrow or whenever next practice is for the BUCKEYES🌰. 🤦🏾♂️— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 11, 2021
However, Sabrina Ionescu was real proud of her alma mater for getting the win.
Scoooooo DUCKS!!!! @oregonfootball— Sabrina Ionescu (@sabrina_i20) September 11, 2021
All right. Stay with us. Jordan Domineck first had a top-level stiff arm, then he used his teammate as a shield to get into the end zone. But what are teammates really for if not to help you in any possible way. And Lamar Jackson is all for it.
That boy stiff armed Hiz teammate into a block🤣🤣 https://t.co/VPg7VJkASm— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) September 11, 2021
South Carolina rallied to beat East Carolina, and A'ja Wilson was definitely happy to see her Gamecocks come through.
Here's the winning field goal for South Carolina.
Welcome to the league
Arkansas fans stormed the field after the Razorbacks stunned future SEC member Texas.
Absolutely epic. pic.twitter.com/Hnsw1QR4UL— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 12, 2021
It's off the chain
Here's a new twist on the turnover chain. Now, did UAB get completely blown out by Georgia? Yes. But listen, UAB should bring this out any chance it can.
Is that a dragon skull? UAB shows off unusual turnover chain
UAB's Keondre Swoopes shows off a turnover chain you'll have to see to believe after his 60-yard pick-six against Georgia.
Drop and give me ...
Clearly this UNC cheerleader wasn't prepared for the Tar Heels to put up 59 on Georgia State.
UNC cheerleader struggles to finish push-ups after 59th point
A North Carolina cheerleader can't keep up with the team's high-scoring offense, failing to complete his push-ups after the Tar Heels' eighth touchdown.
Scene in the stands
The fans at the Oregon-Ohio State game went through all the emotions you can think of.
From a pretty quiet stadium that Oregon fan Big Boi was certainly enjoying.
To a raucous crowd when it looked like Ohio State could come back to win it all.
And finally, to a thrilled Oregon faithful.
Mario time pic.twitter.com/PqssDE8chF— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) September 11, 2021
So maybe this trip from a member of the Ohio State band was a sign of things to come. (Answer: yes.)
Shake, rattle and roll
Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler's five first-half touchdown passes included this back-shoulder gem to Mario Williams.
Lots of tractors in college football this week for one reason or another, but hey, we're here for it.
Ashton Kutcher came prepared.
And Lee Corso's pick is ...
Corso's pick: Iowa vs. Iowa State
Lee Corso makes a pick in the first-ever top-10 matchup between Iowa and Iowa State.
More: Best signs from Saturday
This looks like prime seating for Ohio State-Oregon.
And if you want a full play-by-play of the Duck's antics along with Brutus', read this.
Talk that talk Marko Vidackovic!
And even though Kayvon Thibodeaux did not play in the game, he wanted anyone and everyone to delete their tweets.
Just go ahead and delete whatever you posted, cause I know it didn't age well #GoDucks 😂😂💯💯— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) September 11, 2021
We've got an early rivalry game for us in Week 2 of the season between Utah and BYU. And former Utah QB Tyler Huntley reminded us of some rather tame comments about BYU -- well, as tame as it gets for a rivalry.
NIL deal of the week
With so many unique NIL deals as of late, it's hard to pick and choose the best ones, but this one that Marquan McCall signed is actually amazing.
Central to UK's success this season is our Offensive & Defensive Lines.— BullyBall Mccall5⃣0⃣ (@MccallMarquan) September 7, 2021
Central to you having the Best lawn this season is getting your equipment from Central Equipment on Red Mile Road! pic.twitter.com/OC2oJAiij2
Can always count on Oregon to have some cool threads, and what better game to have these uniforms for, than against Ohio State?
Now, these are real nice. If ASU says it's OK to stare, then look at this shine (insert eyes emoji).
It's ok to stare. pic.twitter.com/kYOAfrpV2W— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) September 10, 2021
And NC State's uniforms look pretty sharp.
This cat was roaming Hard Rock Stadium and somehow found itself in a little bit of a pickle. But the fans assured the cat would have a safe landing spot.
Arkansas went hog wild with this blocked punt against Texas.
what in tarnation pic.twitter.com/mWVw1yN6yI— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 12, 2021
Trenton Gill was wasting no time getting points on the board for Mississippi State.
Yes, you're reading that number correctly.
Yeah, he's been here a bit lol https://t.co/RTZ0aRbWXA— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) September 11, 2021
Not certain this qualifies as a "must-see." More like a, "probably look away."
Notre Dame QB Jack Coan threw the game-winning TD right after having his dislocated finger popped back into place 😳 pic.twitter.com/1Kf2pXeTvq— ESPN (@espn) September 11, 2021
This is a bit of a nutty way to score, but whatever works, right?
Tulane kicks a field goal, but somehow ends up with a touchdown
Tulane's field goal attempt is blocked, but the Green Wave are able to jump on the live ball in the end zone for a touchdown.
It's all smiles for Pitt.
Someone left a rubber duck at center field, and we applaud whoever did it.
Make a man miss! Or, several men.
Jaylen Warren HOW pic.twitter.com/VyQptBkm55— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 11, 2021
This is the type of effort we love to see.
DON'T SLEEP ON SPECIAL TEAMS 😤 pic.twitter.com/16dq74Uawp— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 11, 2021
Something equally and important as Corso's pick? Well, Reese's pick, of course.
Xavier Henderson has some hops! He got way up there for this interception.
Michigan State DB hauls in incredible one-handed INT
Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson ends the Youngstown State drive with a sensational interception.
More trick-plays like this, please.
East Carolina uses trickery on 75-yard TD
East Carolina calls for WR Tyler Snead to throw the ball on the first play and he finds Jsi Hatfield for a 75-yard touchdown.
And like this:
Pitt WR tosses touchdown pass on trick play
Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett swings the ball to WR Jared Wayne, who tosses a 16-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Krull.
And you know, we'll take any and all cool touchdowns we can get.
Michigan State strikes on first play from scrimmage with flea-flicker
Michigan State freezes the defense with a flea-flicker, then Payton Thorne heaves one to Jayden Reed for a 75-yard touchdown.
A little pregame backflip, very casual things.
There's the prep that you do on the field, and then that sort of mental prep that sometimes needs some spicing up.
Tomorrow @PackFootball takes on @HailStateFB in Starkville. NC State coaches getting the QBs ready by ringing cowbells during their weekly written test. Join us 7CT ESPN2! @AnishESPN @mikegolicjr pic.twitter.com/sV6UV2V4Y1— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) September 10, 2021