During the third quarter of Virginia Tech’s game against Miami, the Hokies decided to get creative on offense and allow their fullback to take the lead. Sam Rogers, who already had a career-long 52-yard reception earlier in the game, took the handoff from quarterback Jerod Evans, faked the rush, and then tossed a 13-yard pass to fellow fullback Steven Peoples for the score. The score gave the Hokies a 30-16 advantage and they ultimately won the game 37-16.
Western Michigan will have a tough row to hoe — or boat to row, as the case may be — in retaining their outstanding young head coach, a possibility the university’s president has publicly acknowledged. Outside of Houston’s Tom Herman, P.J. Fleck will likely be the hottest young commodity on the coaching carousel in the coming weeks — and rightly so. WMU, at 7-0, is off to its best start since 1941, and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in its history. Fleck will undoubtedly have his share of suitors as the carousel picks up speed over the next month, and has already been mentioned as a possibility at Purdue. During an interview earlier this week, WMU president John Dunn
BYU tried to run a fake punt from its own end zone. BYU tried what could easily be called the worst fake punt of the 2016 season on Thursday when it tried to fool the Boise State defense from inside their own end zone. This is the worst fake punt of all time.