On Josh Stewart's amazing dive into the end zone on a 20-yard reception, “I would give him a helmet sticker just for that last effort on the touchdown. That was tremendous.”
The announcers marveled at Justin Gilbert's amazing burst on his 96-yard kickoff return. Stouffer said the turf pellets “rooster-tailed behind him” and LaMont said, “That was unbelievable zero to 60 speed.”
Neither had a good word to say about OSU's gray uniforms. “The gray uniforms are difficult to see the numbers,” Stouffer said. “I wish they would have gone with another combination.”
ABC showed numerous shots of West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen screaming on the sideline, making me wonder if he might be the angriest head coach in America.
In one of his few mistakes, Stouffer was confused when Holgorsen was shown after OSU recovered a West Virginia onside kick in the third quarter. “Dana Holgorsen has a big sigh of relief,” he said.
After No. 15 Texas A&M upset top-ranked Alabama 29-24, CBS announcer Verne Lundquist said, “The dream of defending (national title) has probably died for Alabama.” Hedging on Lundquist's prediction, analyst Gary Danielson noted Notre Dame and Kansas State still had some tough games to play.
Danielson gave plenty of credit to Aggies redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel for the upset. “Did Johnny Football put himself in position to be a Heisman Trophy winner?” Maybe he should check with ABC announcer Brent Musburger, who has already given the trophy to Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.