Joe Burrow and the LSU offense
The LSU offense was supposed to be okay, but it was going to be mostly along for the ride with Joe Burrow and a slew of no-name guys – at least nationally – while the defense stepped up and dominated. Instead, Burrow has thrown 25 touchdown passes, the Tigers are No. 1 in the nation in scoring, and No. 2 in total offense.
The final 2:17 of Auburn vs. Oregon
Oregon was dominating … just not on the scoreboard. The Ducks were faster, sharper, and looking far better and stronger than Auburn, but it was only up 21-20 after drive after drive stalled. AU freshman QB Bo Nix was struggling, but in the final two minutes he led the O on the game-winning drive, connecting with Seth Williams for a 26-yard touchdown in the final seconds when a field goal would’ve gotten the job done. Considering how good Oregon has been since, it was a potential College Football Playoff-changing throw.
South Carolina 20, Georgia 17 OT
Georgia had been scuffling a bit and wanted to make a big early statement with South Carolina coming to town. Instead, the offense couldn’t get moving, the Gamecock D was solid, and the even with starting QB Ryan Hilinski out, USC pulled off the biggest stunner of the college football season so far.