College football is back.
The opening weekend of college football — aka Week Zero because it was hardly recognized as a true week of football for whatever reason — wasn't laced with marquee, playoff-impacting games, but Saturday did feature more than enough excitement, oddities and fun.
Here are the best videos, tweets and more from Week Zero.
Tre Thomas Pick 6
Colorado State linebacker Tre Thomas blew open their game against Oregon State with a pick six midway through the third quarter. It was one of three interceptions for Beavers' quarterback Jake Luton in his first start.
— Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 26, 2017
Are Refs Drug Tested?
The offseason training program for college football referees is far more demanding and questionable than that for student-athletes.
Just cast my vote for 'Most Improved Player During The Game'. pic.twitter.com/J0BlsfHCdo
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) August 26, 2017
Stevens Got Annihilated
Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens was the victim of one of the most cleanly violent hits you'll see all season. Oregon State linebacker Andrezj Hughes-Murray absolutely smoked him on a play that resulted in an interception.
Nick Stevens got SMOKED pic.twitter.com/kS2INvJbe1
— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) August 26, 2017
He Didn't Look Great…
Stevens returned to the field the next series and finished 26-for-39 for 334 yards and three touchdowns. But for a couple minutes, it looked like he didn't have a clue what planet he was on.
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 26, 2017
Crying Jordan Approves
Like many teams these days, Oregon State uses photos to make playcalls. What were they expecting on a Crying Jordan play?
Oregon St called a Crying Jordan play then fumbled pic.twitter.com/Ckc2IcCfhy
— That Dude (@cjzer0) August 26, 2017
Week Zero Sponsored by Gold Bond
It was a warm afternoon in Fort Collins, which tested the limits of CBS broadcaster Aaron Taylor.
It's 91 degrees at Colorado St and Aaron Taylor's goldbond is barely holding up pic.twitter.com/hAHRMcf1wr
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 26, 2017
Mangum Does It All
So perfectly BYU pic.twitter.com/qeGuzpw5WP
— Rory B Bellows (@JustPosa) August 26, 2017
Hawai'i engineered a second-half comeback against UMass that culminated with seven-yard touchdown pass from Dru Brown to Metuisela 'Unga with 48 seconds remaining. The Rainbow Warriors had trailed 28-14 late in the third quarter.
Hawaii. Rainbow. WARRRRRRRIORRRRSSS pic.twitter.com/JLfXLab4WS
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) August 27, 2017
Football Down Unda
These Stanford fans appeared to be enjoying themselves in Australia.
Meanwhile, in Australia… pic.twitter.com/WoV3Ois9pK
— srs_house (@srs_house) August 27, 2017
Here Comes the Boom!
MASSIVE HIT. pic.twitter.com/oiUbJzlHnt
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) August 27, 2017
Revoke His Scholarship
Congrats to Portland State receiver Darnell Adams on drawing the most asinine penalty of Week Zero. We're expecting the NCAA to revoke his scholarship, suspend him for four games and make him eat nothing but oatmeal for a week.
Ridiculous penalties are also back, this is unsportsmanlike conduct pic.twitter.com/dol38xr6WC
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 26, 2017
Tackling is Important in Football
South Florida roared back from 16-0 deficit against San Jose State, partly thanks to running back D'Ernest Johnson, who submitted an early candidate for Run of the Year.
— Stephen Nelson (@Stephen__Nelson) August 27, 2017
Coffin Corner Champion
South Florida punter Jonathan Hernandez had one of the best punts you'll ever see. Look at the placement on this beauty.
Is this good punt placement pic.twitter.com/mLGjOHUscI
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 27, 2017
San Jose State corner Andre Chachere thought he was going to punch the ball out of D'Ernest Johnson's arm. Instead, he was knocked to Montana by Tyree McCants.
Lord have mercy. pic.twitter.com/ZbqyItjcvz
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) August 27, 2017