Week 8 of the college football season featured plenty of wild finishes, standout performances and must-see plays!
Elsewhere, star QB Dillon Gabriel, who began his career at UCF in 2019 before transferring to Oklahoma in 2022, led the No. 6 Sooners to a win over his former team and Big 12 newcomer, which left the AAC this year after a 10-year run.
A handful of ranked teams came out unscathed Saturday, including No. 8 Texas and No. 9 Oregon. But No. 17 Tennessee fell to No. 11 Alabama after the Crimson Tide pulled off a second-half comeback to avenge their 2022 loss to the Vols.
No. 10 UNC was another ranked team that fell on Saturday, losing 31-27 to Virginia. The previously undefeated Tar Heels were 24-point favorites over the Cavaliers, who were 1-5 entering Saturday’s game. Drake Maye threw an interception on UNC’s final drive as it had a chance to win the game.
A dramatic game in the Pac-12 highlighted the late slate of games. No. 14 Utah ended up defeating No. 18 USC, kicking a field goal to win, 34-32, as time expired. It marked the third time that Utah has defeated USC in the last two years and the second straight week that the Trojans lost.
Here are the top moments!
Utah and USC didn’t waste any time scoring, with each scoring on its opening drive. First, Utah scored as Sione Vaki broke loose out of the backfield to make a reception downfield before taking off for a 52-yard touchdown
USC fought right back, with MarShawn Lloyd hitting the jets for and breaking out of a couple of tackles for a 44-yard touchdown.