College Football’s Top Trolls of Week 2 – Georgia Southern, App State and Marshall Celebrate Upset Wins
Week 2 of college football had a bit of everything: blowouts, highly competitive deals, and top-25 matchups.
Among afternoon action, the Texas A&M Aggies were shocked by the Appalachian State Mountaineers, the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes rolled against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Marshall Thundering Herd upset the No. 8 Our Lady Fighting Irish at South Bend.
Although the college football season is just getting started, the trolling is already halfway through the season. The teams’ social media accounts didn’t hold back after the wins, using creative graphics to celebrate – and get under their opponents’ shoes.
Here’s a look at some of the top social media trolls from Week 2:
The Thundering Herd defeated the Fighting Irish largely on their defence. Marshall forced Notre Dame into three turnovers, including two in the fourth quarter. This is the second time the Thundering Herd have knocked out an AP top-10 team; the last time was in 2006 against then-No. 6 Kansas State Wildcats.
Marshall updated his college football bucket list after the game.
— Marshall Football (@HerdFB) September 10, 2022
— Marshall Football (@HerdFB) September 10, 2022
The Mountaineers have a history of knocking out top-10 teams in the AP, and they did it again on Saturday. Appalachian State forced two turnovers against Texas A&M and held the team to within 200 total offensive yards. The Mountaineers join Marshall as the second Sun Belt Conference team to defeat an AP top-10 team on Saturday.
App State hosted (or farewell) Texas for the Aggies after the game.
𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙙𝙮 👋 pic.twitter.com/9NgbuorlC3
— App State Football (@AppState_FB) September 10, 2022
Heading into Saturday’s game, Nebraska was 214-0 in scoring at least 35 points at Memorial Stadium.
That record now stands at 214-1.
Georgia Southern’s offense had 642 total yards and senior quarterback Kyle Vantrease was responsible for 409 of them. Vantrease also scored the touchdown that helped Georgia Southern defeat Nebraska.
—Georgia Southern Football (@GSAthletics_FB) September 11, 2022
The Trojans didn’t score a single touchdown in the second half, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the final score. Junior transfer wide receiver Jordan Addison made his Pac-12 debut with a strong performance, recording seven catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Caleb Williams also filled the stat sheet with 341 yards and four touchdowns as USC took the win.
— USC Football✌️ (@USC_FB) September 11, 2022
In the fourth quarter, Xavier Hutchinson capped off a 99-yard drive by scoring Iowa State’s only touchdown of the game. That proved to be the deciding factor as the Hawkeyes had a chance to send the game to overtime, but Aaron Blom’s 48-yard field goal attempt was wide left.
Iowa State overcame three turnovers to claim its first road victory in the national rivalry since 2014.
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) September 10, 2022
The Razorbacks’ running game led them to victory over the Gamecocks, as Raheim Sanders rushed for a career-high 156 yards with two touchdowns. Quarterback KJ Jefferson added his own scores – one in the air and one on the ground.
Sanders wears number 5, the same number former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden wore from 2005 to 2007. The Razorbacks saw parallels between Sanders’ efforts on Saturday and McFadden’s historic performance in 2007 against the Gamecocks, where he rushed for an SEC-record 323 yards, so they took to Twitter to show the similarities. Look away, South Carolina fans.
– Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 10, 2022
Blue Devils running backs Jordan Waters and Jaylen Coleman had 174 rushing yards and three touchdowns to help their team beat the Wildcats on Saturday. Duke quarterback Riley Leonard threw for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
The Blue Devils remembered play picks from ESPN’s College GameDay team, where no one picked them to win. Duke’s Twitter account therefore released the receipts after the victory.
— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) September 10, 2022
The Buckeyes made it easier for the Red Wolves behind 351 yards and four touchdowns from quarterback CJ Stroud. Marvin Harrison Jr. also had a big day, catching seven passes for 184 yards and three scores. According to ESPN Stats and Information research, he joins Jaxon Smith-Njigba (2022 Rose Bowl) as the only Ohio State players since 2004 with 150 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions.
After the game, Brutus, Ohio State’s mascot, had the perfect Twitter post to sum up Arkansas State’s afternoon.
had a shitty day pic.twitter.com/ZUuSPIYjt5
— Brutus Buckeye 🌰 (@Brutus_Buckeye) September 10, 2022
Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns and an interception en route to a convincing win over the Paladins. Running back Will Shipley recorded 68 yards rushing and two touchdowns that day, and Beaux Collins led his team with four catches, 57 yards and a score.
Clemson’s Twitter account posted a graph showing the damage done to his opponent after the game.
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 10, 2022