It's the most wonderful time of the year -- Rivalry Week! That's right. It's the last week of the regular season and we've got rivalry games all over the place, which always puts an exclamation point on the season. In big-time moments so far, Jim Harbaugh FINALLY got a win over Ohio State and Florida's Dameon Pierce has shown just how tough he is. No. 3 Alabama survived a tough challenge from Auburn, winning in four overtimes.
If those games weren't exciting enough, Bedlam lived up to its name as Oklahoma State's win against Oklahoma came down to the wire.
Touchdown of the day
Would not recommend playing without a football, but Dameon Pierce is TOUGH. And even though the TD didn't count, it's still a highlight to us.
Rivalry games mean more.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 27, 2021
Dameon Pierce gave it his all, but the TD didn't count and he was given a personal foul for continuing to participate without a helmet. pic.twitter.com/Pa6raRw4ht
Just look at the pure shock on everyone's faces.
Big man TD of the day
Highlights wouldn't be complete without a lineman scoring a touchdown.
Kentucky QB makes Louisville defense look silly with spin and hurdle
Will Levis gets a big gain after shaking one defender, then hurdling another.
A fond farewell
Best of Rivalry Week
This is the TD that sent the Iron Bowl into its first-ever overtime, and No. 3 Alabama ended up beating Auburn 24-22 in 4OT.
TOUCHDOWN BAMA— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 28, 2021
TIE BALLGAME pic.twitter.com/j4hJI4KfSG
But this OT score from Auburn was stunning.
What comes around, goes around.
Of course tempers were high in Ann Arbor.
Chaos in the tunnel between Ohio State & Michigan pic.twitter.com/HedljphBq1— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) November 27, 2021
But that's what we love about rivalry games. And the Michigan fans rushed the field after the No. 5 Wolverines beat the No. 2 Buckeyes.
Singing Mr. Brightside from the Michigan Stadium field after beating Ohio State pic.twitter.com/RzrrS7cOoa— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) November 27, 2021
For everything about Michigan's win over Ohio State, check this out.
Tell them how you really feel!
There's not an organization, institution, establishment, foundation, federation, association, corporation, program, franchise, group, unit, conglomerate I hate more than Virginia Polytechnic Institute. LETS. GO. HOOS. ⚔️🔸🔹— Charles Snowden III (@csnoww3) November 27, 2021
Who knew Florida and Florida State fans could come together?
FSU & Florida fans find common ground: pic.twitter.com/821cctprC1— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 27, 2021
Alas, things on the field are still a bit testy.
Florida's trick play fails as FSU comes away with INT
A play after intercepting Florida State, Florida's trick play falls into the hands of Seminoles DB Jammie Robinson for an interception.
Note to referees: Don't do this.
The New Mexico fans didn't like that the ref said New Mexico State 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZAFX4M1Z4j— Action Network Colleges (@ActionColleges) November 26, 2021
Storming the field has been all the rage this year. But Friday night brought out something we're not sure we've seen before. Rushing the field as the road team. That's what Washington State did after routing rival Washington 40-13 in the Apple Cup. Hope the Huskies don't get fined for this one.
WASHINGTON STATE RUSHED WASHINGTON'S FIELD 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AyJRzWGrqT— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 27, 2021
This is the best, or the worst, depending on whether you're an Army or a Navy fan.
This doesn't bode well for their military careers. Probably won't even pass land nav at assessment. Thoughts and prayers for soldiers who get these Cherry LTs— Airborne Heel (@abnheel) November 24, 2021
Army cadets nab wrong goat in Navy mascot raid https://t.co/IpRAOuPfMk
It's not what you want
Florida State ... what is this?
THE WHIFF pic.twitter.com/w5wYHmcK0t— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 27, 2021
So, Liberty tried to catch Army off guard with this trick play and, well, did not.
Stephen F. Austin big man rips ball away, rumbles for TD
Stephen F. Austin lineman Rayshad Nichols rips the ball out of the running back's hands and runs 32 yards for a touchdown.
And Florida's attempt also failed, but is considerably worse since it's against rival FSU.
Bye Bye! Presley goes 100-yards on kickoff for TD
Oklahoma State's Brennan Presley take the kickoff return 100 yards for the touchdown.
Herm Edwards' face says it all after ASU received its 100th penalty.
This face about sums it up pic.twitter.com/luy3QdiXTx— Brennan Smith (@BrennanJSmith) November 27, 2021
Scene in the stands
They definitely got into in argument on the way home, right?
What a moment 💀— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) November 27, 2021
Florida Man -- displeased with the Gators.
It's all fun and games
Does this make Vandy better than Alabama and Auburn?
Points in regulation today:— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 28, 2021
• Vandy: 21
• Bama and Auburn combined: 20
Enjoy the ride!
Those leaving Ann Arbor, please drive and celebrate safely. If you happen to be heading to the state down south, you can really take your time, your season is over. #DriveMichiganSafely pic.twitter.com/qGM03Kt9jv— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) November 27, 2021
The Duck is all decked out in his Grinch outfit.
5:30: jazzercize pic.twitter.com/zJODcQKLvG— The Duck (@TheOregonDuck) November 27, 2021
This is the type of research we're all-in on.
Arkansas got back on its top-level trolling, and had some fun with the win over Missouri.
Who you pic.twitter.com/yvF74kQ7nc— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) November 26, 2021
And Reese has decided Alabama is going to win the Iron Bowl.
She said yes
During the biggest game of the year, one Michigan fan took a bigger chance than going for it on fourth down. And she said yes!
We have a proposal on the field before the game pic.twitter.com/ZGOuYpP5f0— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 27, 2021
NIL deal of the week
Josh Paschal, defender of decay, coming to the rescue.
It's been great working with Steckler Pediatric Dentistry (@kykidsdentist) and the kids in the community with their oral health! I am the #DefenderOfDecay! @creativecaddie #ad pic.twitter.com/HT8OGg2Bx2— Joshua Paschal (@JPaschalx) November 23, 2021
For more on perhaps the NIL deal of the year, check this out.
Desmond Howard received a warm welcome at the Michigan hockey game.
For all the best signs, check this out.
Miami is going with this classic ensemble.
Icey threads this Saturday in Durham 🥶 pic.twitter.com/T9tTOQZ71K— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) November 23, 2021
And here's Cincinnati's uniform.
Clutch play from Michigan State on the fourth-and-15.
Payton Thorne finds Jayden Reed on 4th and 15 for the TD 😮 pic.twitter.com/leoOOhE5Xz— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2021
Oklahoma State's Brennan Presley puts the special in special teams.
LSU QB throws go-ahead TD under intense pressure with 20 seconds left
Max Johnson delivers a dart to Jaray Jenkins to give LSU the lead with 20 seconds left.
Pretty cool moment for Rice and Gabe Taylor.
Not much else is better than some high-quality football in the snow.
Air it out all the time, please.
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis took the high road for a big gainer.
We don't really understand how Garrett Wilson scored this, so we'll just be watching it over and over again.
YOU GOT MOSSED!! 🤩— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 27, 2021
GARRETT WILSON. MY GOODNESS. pic.twitter.com/SY2D2gwJ9j
Big-time catch right here.
HOW DID SMITH-NJIGBA CATCH THIS 🤯pic.twitter.com/M6WOCBOV9w— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 27, 2021
Rutgers is making plays today! Well, making at least one nice play, but that's good enough.
RUTGERS BLOCKED THE EXTRA POINT AND RETURNED IT ALL THE WAY BACK FOR TWO 🤯 pic.twitter.com/vkZc3QYkvw— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 27, 2021