The 2021 college football season brought welcome moments of normalcy, however temporary. It featured tons of early upsets, a slobberknocker of a national title game and plenty of reliable, "only in college football" wildness in between -- outrageous finishes, plot twists, imperfect kickers, rivalry wins and everything else.
As always, we will commemorate the season over the next two days with a look back at its 100 best games. Here are Nos. 100-51.
Week 1 classics
We begin with some flashbacks. Early-season games can get forgotten over the course of a long season, but the 2021 campaign began with quite a few doozies.
100. Wyoming 19, Montana State 16 (Sept. 4)
Montana State rode a killer defense to the FCS finals, and the Bobcats nearly rode it to an upset of an FBS opponent as well, but Wyoming rallied just in time. Down 16-12, Sean Chambers hit Treyton Welch for a 21-yard touchdown with 47 seconds left, and the Cowboys held on.