TMG NEWSMAKER OF THE WEEK: The Game of College football

There were lots of candidates for TMG Newsmaker, but this week the game of college football ruled.

It started at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday and ended at 4:22 a.m. Eastern on Sunday.

It took us across the Continental United States, across the Pacific to Hawaii, and included a nearly-four hour lighting delay in Seattle.

It was on-going drama, all day, and all of the night, from North Carolina to Honolulu.

TMG Player of the Week? There were more than enough candidates. How about the QB 2 Duel in Austin Texas between LSU's Joe Burrow and Texas' Sam Ehlinger? Or the exploits of USC freshman QB Kedon Slovis?

Pick one TMG Newmaker...couldn't do it.

No way when you had 10 games go overtime and one game feel like it was in doubt for some very strange, but obvious reason.

Every place you checked into college football last week, you found compelling story lines.

Games as low-profile as Kent State's 26-23 overtime win over Kennesaw State. Or as wild as the SEC-Big 12 showdown between LSU and Texas, with LSU holding on for a 45-38 victory engineered by Burrow.

Colorado's second-half comeback against old Big 12 rival Nebraska. FSU needing a missed extra point in overtime against Louisiana-Monroe to prevent a possible second straight embarrassing loss. BYU's OT victory over Tennessee, which did lose for the second week in a row.

Hawaii going 2-0 with a second consecutive win over a Pac-12 team (Oregon State). The Warriors can close out the Pac-12 trifecta if they win at Washington this week.

And then there was Texas A&M's only TD of the day, coming in the final two seconds of a fourth-and-goal situation in a 24-10 loss to No. 1 Clemson.

Interest level? Depends. The Aggies were between 18 and 19.5 point underdogs to Clemson. The TD changed a Clemson lead from 21 to 14, making Aggie betters winners.

Is this a great country or what?

TMG Newsmaker of the Week? Last week?

The sport of college football was our clear and compelling winner.



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