Upsets, shootouts and unlikely heroes were all present in Week 6 of college football and all can be seen in this week’s top plays.
You need guts when you want to win an SEC game as an underdog, so starting the game with a trick play or going for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter will always get you on lists like these.
And, of course, a big man touchdown is always a welcome addition to highlight reels across the country.
The top five plays from Week 6 in college football:
Connor Bazelak, Missouri, QB: The Missouri offense showed no fear when it hosted No. 16 LSU and broke out the trickery on its first possession. Less than two minutes into the game, Mizzou ran the coveted flea flicker that ended with a 58-yard touchdown from Bazelak to Tauskie Dove. Missouri would go on to win 45-41. Bazelak finished with 406 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M, RB: On their way to a 41-38 upset win against No. 3 Florida, the Aggies went for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter, down 28-24. Miller not only got the first down, but he bounced off a UF defender on his way to a booming 19-yard touchdown run to give Texas A&M the lead in a turning point of the SEC matchup.
Alim McNeill, N.C. State, DT: McNeil found himself in every big man’s dream when N.C. State faced off against Virginia. The 320-pound lineman batted quarterback Lindell Stone’s pass into the air in the fourth quarter and tracked the ball down for a thunderous 18-yard pick six. The Wolfpack would go on to win the game 38-21.
Jordyn Peters, Auburn, S: The senior defensive back made an explosive special teams play for the Tigers when came streaking off the line of scrimmage and blocked Arkansas’ punt in the end zone. The result? The Tigers swarmed on the loose ball to open the game 7-0. The Tigers won 30-28.
Kevin Harris, South Carolina, RB: The Gamecocks tailback went untouched on his way to an 88-yard rushing touchdown right down the middle of the field in the first quarter of South Carolina’s 41-7 rout of Vanderbilt.
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