Strange, but true – College football’s Week 2

With Week 2 of college football in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the weird and wonderful. The funny and flabbergasting. The amazing but accurate. The strange, but true.

Tennessee extends NCAA record

Tennessee extended it’s own NCAA record in Week 2. No, it’s not the number of times the Vols have built their fans’ hope up, only to dash them with their underachieving. The Vols have actually played the most overtime games in NCAA history with 21. Sure, Tennessee fans could’ve done without extending the record in Week 2 by giving up a last second miracle game-tying FG to the Cougars of BYU. And they really could’ve done without losing to said Cougars once in OT. But a record is a record. So congrats, Vol fans!

Let’s party like it’s 1936

When UCF beat Florida Atlantic 48-14 in Week 2, a very impressive streak continued. The Knights scored 30+ points in their 28th straight game. That’s the longest streak since 1936. In fact, the Knights have only lost once during that streak (their Fiesta Bowl match-up vs LSU). It just goes to show you that colleges from Florida can actually have sustained success in football.

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Let’s party like it’s…well, this year

Alabama/Auburn. Michigan/Ohio St. Texas/Oklahoma. San Diego St/UCLA. Some rivalries are just synonymous with college football. Ok, maybe not Michigan/Ohio St San Diego St/UCLA due to it’s lopsidedness. In fact, the two schools have been squaring off since 1922 (although, they didn’t play each other every year). And the Aztecs had never beaten the Bruins…until this year. The closest they ever got was in 1924 when the teams tied 13-13. But other than that, UCLA was 21-0-1 vs SDSU. But not anymore! Hey, Chip. That seat hot enough for you?

Underrated Tweet of the Week

When Colorado made their furious comeback to tie up against Nebraska in Boulder late in the 4th quarter, the always sharp Andrew Percival posed this gem: