Week 3 of the college football season is underway as the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners are taking on a familiar rival in the Nebraska Cornhuskers (watch live on FOX and the FOX Sports app).
Elsewhere, No. 17 Baylor is playing host to Texas Tech on FS1, followed by No. 12 BYU battling No. 25 Oregon on FOX and No. 22 Penn State up against Auburn in the afternoon slate.
Later, No. 3 Ohio State hosts Toledo on FOX, while No. 13 Miami (FL) faces No. 24 Texas A&M in College Station. Closing things out tonight, Fresno State hits the road to take on No. 7 USC on FOX.
Here are the top plays from Saturday’s Week 3 slate.
No. 6 Oklahoma at Nebraska
Let the games begin!
Is there a better entrance in all of college football than when the Cornhuskers take the field at Memorial Stadium? One word … electric!
Ring. Ring. Who’s there?
It’s Nebraska junior Trey Palmer, and he’s got reservations for SIX. The junior wide receiver ran a perfect route and Cornhuskers QB Casey Thompson put the biscuit in the basket to give Nebraska a 7-0 lead.
Dillon Gabriel showing off the wheels
Nebraska struck first, but it didn’t take long for the Sooners to answer right back. Gabriel stepped up in the pocket, kept it himself and took it 61 yards to the house.
Oklahoma wasted little time putting more points on the board after its first score. The Sooners utilized a quick-tempo offense to exhaust Nebraska’s D and find the end zone courtesy of a pretty dime form Gabriel to Jalil Farooq, who lifted a silencing finger to his mouth in celebration.
This isn’t the traditional way we see teams score touchdowns, but Oklahoma’s having itself an extraordinary party on the road. Gabriel threw a screen pass to tight end Brayden Willis, who then threw a perfect 24-yard strike to a wide open Marcus Majors for the score.
Texas State at No. 17 Baylor
Right up the GUT!
Baylor running back Richard Reece took the handoff and went right up the middle, untouched for a 14-yard score to give the Bears an early 7-0 lead.
Walking the tightrope
Baylor doubled its lead early in the second quarter as running back Craig Williams took the handoff and turned on the jets, taking it 30 yards for the score. Williams did an impressive down of staying in bounds as his run gave the Bears a 14-0 lead.
Where’s the ball?
Quarterback Blake Shapen extended the Bears’ lead after freezing the defense on an option play, and sprinting 35 yards to the house. Baylor led 21-7 at the half.
No. 12 BYU at No. 25 Oregon (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX)
No. 22 Penn State at Auburn (3:30 p.m. ET)
Penn State Nittany Lions
Toldeo at No. 3 Ohio State (7 p.m. ET, FOX)
Ohio State Buckeyes
No. 11 Michigan State at Washington (7:30 p.m. ET)
Michigan State Spartans
No. 13 Miami (FL) at No. 24 Texas A&M (9 p.m. ET)
Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Texas A&M Aggies
Fresno State at No. 7 USC (10:30 p.m. ET on FOX)
Fresno State Bulldogs
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