College Football Week 6 highlights included a television announcer going berserk, a high snap from a center, and a questionable call from the referees. Those, along with a missed field goal that cost a team the game, and a four-overtime contest that looked like it would never end, were some other highlights.

Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma played its way to a 53-45 victory over Texas in four overtimes. (Image: NCAA)

Your Georgia Center: Curly from Three Stooges

In college, and the pros, centers practice snapping the ball hundreds of times so something like this doesn’t occur. Still, mistakes do happen, as Georgia center Trey Hill learned the hard way.

It could have been a disaster for the Bulldogs when the botched snap on the second play of the game was recovered by Tennessee’s Kivin Bennett for the first score of the game. The Bulldogs bounced back, however, winning the game 44-21.

Welfare Check for Fox Announcer

Gus Johnson is one of the best announcers in college football, but he can get a bit excited at times. In Saturday’s Oklahoma-Texas game, he reached a new level of mania.

We can confirm that Johnson did not have a stroke or some sort of seizure on the air, though he might have created a new announcing style of just screaming random words at loud decibels.

Somebody Had to Win

How long was the Oklahoma-Texas game? Four excruciating overtimes. It could have been finished in the third overtime, but both teams missed potential game-winning field goals.

Ironically, it was a defensive play that ended the game when Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw an interception in the end zone, allowing Oklahoma to escape with a 53-45 victory.

You Make the Call

Did Auburn quarterback Bo Nix throw a backward lateral, and not a spike? The call on the field was a spike. It allowed Auburn the chance to kick a 39-yard field goal and escape the upset to Arkansas, 30-28.

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman sure thought it was a fumble.

“The ball went backward six yards,” Pittman said during his postgame Zoom with reporters. “I saw a fumble and a spike that went backward six yards.”

Pitt Kicking Themselves

This is why football players hate kickers. Pitt, who was favored by 6.5 points over Boston College, scored a touchdown and lined up to kick the PAT to force a second overtime.

The PAT went wide right, however, and Boston College, who was +190 on the moneyline, pulled off the upset.

Turning on the Jets

Clemson running back Travis Etienne showed the world on Saturday that quarterback Trevor Lawrence isn’t the only star on the team. The senior blew past Miami defenders for the 72-yard touchdown.

It was one of two scores for Etienne on the day, who finished with 149 yards in the 42-17 victory by the No. 1 Tigers.

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