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2017 College Football Week 3 Recap: Hollywood Heartbreak

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Surprise, surprise. A Tom Herman coached team came out swinging for a primetime game as an underdog. You knew they were at least covering the second you saw these two on the sidelines.

But despite the McConaughey effect and another sub-par performance from Sam Darnold, the heart of an entire state (republic) was ripped out by the most unlikely of heroes.

Nut flex of the year nominee

It’s never getting better than that moment, my man. I’d quit on the spot and go out while I’m still on top of the world.

Speaking of which, I should probably take my own advice. Yes, your boy went a casual 6-2-1 on his picks this weekend, boosting his record to 16-4-1 on the season (which you can follow @Dan_Regester on Twitter), but I’m all too aware that it’s only a matter of time before the gambling gods pull the flimsy ground from under me.

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5 more takeaways from the weekend

– The moronic “Lamar Jackson isn’t an NFL QB” take will be discussed ad nauseam throughout the remainder of the season.
– Alabama will sleepwalk their way to the playoffs with their only scare coming in November at Stark Vegas.
– Feleipe Franks wrote Butch Jones pink slip.
– Always fade a West coast team traveling east for an early kickoff.
– And the Pac 12 should probably just extend a conference invite to San Diego State.

Frivilous Heisman Power 4

1. Baker Mayfield 63-82, 76.2%, 1046 yds, 10 TDs, 0 INTs
2. Saquon Barkley 38 rushes, 307 yds, 8.1 YPC, 3 TDs / 11 catches, 241 yds, 2 TDs
3. Mason Rudolph 68-94, 72.3%, 1135 yds, 11 TDs, 1 INT
4. Royce Freeman 82 rushes, 460 yds, 5.6 YPC, 9 TDs / 6 catches, 109 yds

This week in existential crisis

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The highlight reel plays you’ve already seen a few dozen times

Heads up play of the week

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This week in nature

This week in CTE

Most lit crowd of the night

Yearly reminder that Boise State has the best tee retriver in the game

Trivial fact of the week

Florida State is the first winless team to be ranked in the Week 4 AP Poll since Donovan McNabb’s ’96 Syracuse squad.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Oklahoma
4. Penn State
5. USC
6. Oklahoma State
7. Washington
8. Michigan
9. Wisconsin
10. Ohio State
11. Georgia
12. Florida State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Auburn
16. TCU
17. Mississippi State
18. Washington State
19. Louisville
20. Florida
21. South Florida
22. San Diego State
23. Utah
24. Oregon
25. LSU

Early line you should probably hop on now
TCU(+12) in Stillwater. Cowboys look like an unstoppable machine, but take Gary Patterson and the points now and thank me later when this line drops to single digits.

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer and Video Guy for Grandex Media. Delco trash. UCF alum. Famous FIJI on Wikipedia. Bit of a gambling problem. Advocate of shipping the homeless to Mars. Email tips to Dan@totalfratmove.com

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