MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of Mountaineer Field is seen during first half play between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Louisiana State University Tigers during the game on September 24, 2011 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Bad weeknight games, a packed afternoon of heavyweight matchups, and an evening of Les Miles in West Virginia produced another fine crop of college football wonders.

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Syracuse Vs. Toledo: Big East Admits Replay Mistake On Controversial Extra Point

The Toledo Rockets hit a last-second field goal at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon, knotting the game at 30 and forcing overtime with the Syracuse Orange. It should've been the game-winner. Just minutes earlier, following a Syracuse touchdown, the Orange were credited with a successful extra point try that actually wasn't. Even after officials reviewed the play, the wrong call was upheld.

Here's the video from Saturday, which shows the ball passing in front of the uprights.

But this isn't just a bunch of fans griping about a horrible missed call. Hours after the game ended, the Big East admitted the mistake in a statement.

""We concluded ruling on field kick passed b/w uprights was incorrect & replay official made error failing to reverse ruling. The replay official mistakenly focused his attention on the sideline angle, which proved to be distorted"

I'm sure Toledo will be happy with a pat on the back and an apology. Should go a long way to helping the Rockets feel better about falling victim to a terrible call.

Even with video review at their disposal, referees can still manage to botch a call. It doesn't matter how many checks and balances there are if the officials don't properly use the tools at their disposal. Saturday was a prime example of this.

For more on the Orange, head over to Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician. For all things MAC football, head over to Hustle Belt.


West Virginia Vs. LSU Score: Second-Half Momentum Swinging In Morgantown

The West Virginia Mountaineers finally got back on the scoreboard early in the third quarter, with Geno Smith concluding a drive by hitting Tyler Urban for a 12-yard score to make it 27-14. Just before the touchdown, and for the second time this game, a LSU player (Michael Brockers this time) suffered an unconvincing injury as WVU operated from its no-huddle. Coach Dana Holgorsen could be clearly seen on television saying, "That's b-------" while shaking his head.

Here! Take a look! (Click to animate, via @bubbaprog)


West Virginia's defense has come back to life as well, forcing a punt. Brad Wing remains LSU's punter, so of course it was a fantastic punt, but Smith has already brought the Eers out of harm's way.

For discussion, head to LSU blog And The Valley Shook and West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket. Also, check out this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.


Missouri Vs. Oklahoma Score: Tigers Lead No. 1 Sooners, 14-10

Is there an upset brewing in Norman, OK? The Missouri Tigers hold a 14-10 lead over the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners, though the latter is the team that just narrowed the deficit to just four points.

With six minutes left in the first quarter, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones took the Sooners from the 20-yard line with four completions and an 11-yard run from Dominique Whaley. Jones capped the drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Broyles. After a review to determine if he had control of the ball as he went to the ground, the play was upheld.

You can see the video here:

Missouri quarterback James Franklin is also having a nice game. He scored the first Mizzou touchdown on a one-yard run. Then he electrified the field with a 45-yard pass to L'Damian Washington, putting the team up by 11 points at the time.

Recall that in 2010, the Tigers defeated the Sooners, 36-27. The Sooners were No. 1 at the time and picked up their first loss.

For more on this game, visit our Missouri blog Rock M Nation and our Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine.


PHOTO: Dana Holgorsen Is Watching You

If you hadn't figured it out by now, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is both intense and photogenic.


Via Kegs N Eggs.

Other fun facts! The Google search suggestions for Dana Holgorsen are not so flattering.


Just further proof that Holgo is the best coach ever.


ANIMATED: Steve Spurrier Bowling On The Sideline

We're all of five minutes into South Carolina's matchup with Vanderbilt and Steve Spurrier's blood pressure has already risen to dangerous levels. Not sure what caused him to take his anger out on his headset, but Stephen Garcia seems like a good guess.



Sideline bowling: America's new favorite sport.


Matt Millen Shows Off His Scouting Expertise

Brandon Weeden found Tracy Moore for an acrobatic touchdown in the back of the end zone, giving Matt Millen a chance to drop knowledge on us all. In reference to the touchdown catch, which involved Moore twisting in mid-air and dropping a foot down, Millen had the following to say.

“He’s got great body part awareness.”

/looks down
//is aware his foot is still attached to his body
///is drafted by Millen in the first round


Miami Vs. Kansas State Halftime Score: Wildcats Even Meaner Than Dragonflies

After the Miami Hurricanes saw their stadium taken over by dragonflies, things couldn't get much worse, but they did. The Kansas St. Wildcats lead, 14-3, at halftime.

K-State quarterback Collin Klein has passed for a touchdown, rushed for a touchdown and thrown for 117 yards. Jacory Harris has passed for 81 yards and has thrown an ... interception. How is Bryce Brown faring against his former team? He is not. He has no carries.

The Canes should be able to get back into this one, as their offense has hung with the Wildcats' so far. Of course, seeing one's team lose to Kansas State and prepare to be mutilated by the NCAA won't stop one from behaving in a fashion traditionally favored by certain U partisans, if one is so inclined:



For more on this game, visit Miami blog The 7th Floor and K-State blog Bring On The Cats. Also, check out this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub andWeek 4 college football coverage for more.


Alabama Vs. Arkansas Score: A.J. McCarron, Tyler Wilson Trade Shots

The quarterbacks have stood out early in the SEC West brawl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Arkansas Razorbacks. After A.J. McCarron went five-for-five on his way to 70 yards and a 37-yard touchdown pass to Michael Williams on a fake field goal, counterpart Tyler Wilson missed once in 12 attempts and found Dennis Johnson for 10 yards to even it at 7-7 in the first quarter.

Here's video of that fake field goal, via SportsGrid:

Long-drive scoring ceased at the end of the period, with the Hogs defense forcing the game's first punt.

Alabama's offense has used a more balanced attack this year, as far as running and passing go, perhaps since the loss of Mark Ingram. But they still have Trent Richardson. And they also lost Julio Jones. I don't know. So far today, they've kept Arkansas' defense on guard, but the Razorbacks have still forced a pair of fourth downs.

For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll and Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats.


Notre Dame Vs. Pitt: Hey Look, Brian Kelly's Face Is Exploding

With the Irish flirting with their third loss of the season, Brian Kelly was caught making perhaps the most Brian Kelly face of all time:



Update: Tommy Rees finds Tyler Eifert in the end zone -- and then again while converting the two-point conversion -- giving Notre Dame a 15-12 lead with six and a half minutes left. 


ANIMATED: Stephen Hill's One-Handed Grab

It's a shame this didn't result in a touchdown -- Georgia Tech's drive stalled on a missed field goal -- but Stephen Hill's amazing catch in the first half against North Carolina deserves your attention. Watch it below, courtesy of (who else?) @bubbaprog:

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