Two absolutely crazy NCAA games last night that I caught the second half of after the Leafs and Lions games ended last night.
First in Happy Valley a very happy scene when 20 point underdog Penn State - with the help of a 4th quarter blocked punt - that led to a field goal and a blocked field goal that they returned for a touchdown - resulted in a 24 - 21 win over # 2 ranked Ohio State. And thaat led to this scene with the fans flooding the field.
Unfortunately they got a little too carried away and there were problems outside the stadium later with police arresting several after fans started rioting a bit and causing damage to property.
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Then over on Fox the Oklahoma - Texas Tech game was a QB show for the ages. Oklahoma won 66 - 59 in regulaton time. That is not a score run up with overtime scoring.
Texas Tech's QB Patrick Mahomes passed for 734 yards and ran for 85 more - so he alone was responsible for 819 yards - and yet they still lost!
Here is a list of all the notable numbers and some of the records set in that game.
The teams set an NCAA record by combining for 1,708 yards of total offense. Appropriately, each team had 854 yards of offense.
Mahomes set an NCAA record with 819 yards of total offense in a game. He also tied the NCAA mark for passing yards with 734.
Mahomes threw 88 passes. He just missed the NCAA record of 89 set by Washington State's Connor Halliday.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was 27-of-36 for 545 yards and seven touchdowns. The seven scoring passes set a school record.
Mahomes and Mayfield set NCAA records with 1,279 combined passing yards and 1,383 yards of total offense by two players.
Sooners running back Joe Mixon scored five touchdowns, two on runs and three on receptions. He finished with 263 rushing on 31 carries and 4 receptions for 114 yards to become the first player in school history to reach 200 yards rushing and 100 receiving in the same game.
The 125 combined points was just behind the NCAA record of 136 set by Navy and North Texas in 2007. The 125 points are the second-most in a game involving a ranked team.
Texas Tech ran 109 total plays and was 20-for-25 on third-down conversions.
Oklahoma ran 76 plays and averaged 11.2 yards per play.
Crazy college football night.