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Weird, Wacky and Wonderful: college football is back

Following a few long months of drought, fans across the country can finally rejoice – college football is back. Although yesterday’s main focus for most of the BBN was obviously the Kentucky-Southern Miss game, there were plenty of other match-ups. But most importantly, there were some… interesting stories. Take a look at a few of the weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful storylines from Saturday football.

The wild fox in Baylor’s stadium

Before Baylor lost to Liberty (yes, you read that correctly), fans had another problem to worry about. Inside McLane Stadium, a wild fox was seen (and video-taped) running through the bleachers. Apparently, this problem is nothing new for the Big 12, as foxes have also been spotted inside multiple Texas Tech games.

The wild animal was not a good luck charm for Baylor, and the 33-point favorites lost to Liberty with a final score of 48-45. But let’s not let the embarrassing loss and the critter distract us from the fact that over 30 Baylor football players have been accused of over 50 acts of rape throughout four years. A fox may be the least of their worries.

Spotted: Cam Newton’s long-lost twin

During Saturday’s game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State, fans couldn’t help but draw comparisons between FSU’s quarterback Deondre Francois and NFL player Cam Newton. But not because of their styles of play – simply because of how they look while wearing a helmet. Seriously, it’s like magic.

Helmet off: no resemblance.

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Helmet on: they could be brothers.

Unfortunately, Francois left the game late in the 4th quarter due to an apparent left knee injury. The severity of the injury is still unknown. Losing their starting quarterback in the opening game of the season would be a devastating loss for the Seminoles. Knee injuries are nothing to mess around with, so here’s to a speedy recovery for Francois.

In other news, Cam Newton actually does have a brother currently playing college football. And where was he last night? Caylin Newton was leading his team to the biggest upset in college football history. The younger Newton, who plays QB for Howard University in Washington, D.C., completed 15 of his 26 passes for 140 yards, ran for 190 yards and had three touchdowns and one interception. Howard closed as a 45.5-point underdog, but Newton and his team came out victorious with a final score of 43-40 over UNLV.

Alabama’s Raekwon Davis rallies after “minor” injury

That is… if you call a gunshot wound “minor.” The defensive lineman was shot in the right leg last Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa, according to local authorities. Still, the sophomore is a key component for the Tide’s defense and found a way to play against Florida State less than a week later. Not only did he play, but he also recorded a sack.

Former Kentucky native and UK target Damien Harris also took the college football world by storm, racking up a blocked punt and an 11-yard TD run in Bama’s 24-7 victory over FSU.

Here’s the touchdown:

And the blocked punt:

In case you missed it…

Louisville is still being Louisville. This doesn’t even fit into “weird, wacky and wonderful.” It’s just gross.

I don’t have anything else to say about this.

As far as the actual UofL football team goes, first-year coach Jeff Brohm and his Purdue Boilermaker squad came this close to knocking off the Cards last night.

Purdue led 14-10 at halftime, and had it been for a few conversions and balls bounced their way, they were in position to finish out the game on top. Louisville fumbled the ball at the goal line, last touched by Purdue, but was awarded the touchdown on the play. Had the call been correctly ruled a fumble and touchback with Purdue receiving the ball, the momentum would have been too much for the Cardinals to overcome.

Two crucial Purdue interceptions at the end of the game blew any chance of a possible upset. (25-point favorite) Louisville came out on top 35-28.

They may not have won, but it was a massive statement for Brohm to put up a fight like that in his debut.

Jeff Badet impresses at Oklahoma

The former Kentucky player made his debut for the Sooners last night, and he definitely delivered. Badet recorded four catches for 91 yards, making him the second most productive receiver for Oklahoma Saturday night. The senior helped OU easily defeat UTEP 56-7

Although it’s hard to watch Badet thrive somewhere other than Kentucky – especially when we could have used this explosiveness on offense – the BBN is a classy bunch, and I know we wish him nothing but the best.


Did I cover everything? Did you see something else that’s weird, wacky or wonderful? Let me know! College football is back, and I know we couldn’t be happier.

@MaggieDavisKSR

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

1 Comment for Weird, Wacky and Wonderful: college football is back



  1. JTHinton
    2:27 pm September 3, 2017 Permalink

    Blind USC long snapper