Anthony GharibESPN2 minute read
Week 11 of the college football season brought upsets and a return of the trolls.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders beat the No. 16 Kansas Jayhawks on the road thanks to a late field goal. However, the biggest noise of the week came from Pennsylvania.
Here are the best trolls of week 11.
A day after the Big Ten announced that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would be suspended from on-field coaching duties for the remainder of the regular season, Michigan found a way to defeat Penn State , 24-15, on the road.
The Wolverines totaled just 60 passing yards, but dominated on the ground for 227 yards and three touchdowns. Michigan has run the ball on its last 32 plays, its longest streak of consecutive rushing attempts in any game in the last 20 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Wolverines also had just eight pass attempts, their fewest since Oct. 31, 1987.
Penn State released a video Wednesday urging its fans to arrive early to the game and be loud, especially on third down. After their win, Michigan made sure to troll the Nittany Lions with a simple answer.
Texas Tech Red Raiders 16, Kansas Jayhawks 13
Kansas fought back to tie the game with 13 points in the fourth quarter, but Texas Tech took the win 16-13 after a last-second 30-yard field goal.
The Red Raiders only had one touchdown in the game – a 5-yard run by Tahj Brooks – but remained in control behind a strong defense. The Jayhawks didn’t score until the start of the fourth quarter and punted four times.
Texas Tech followed its first win over a ranked opponent this season with a subtle troll chant of “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.”
Arizona scored 10 straight points in the fourth quarter to defeat Colorado 34-31 and win its fourth straight game.
The Buffaloes had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, but missed a 44-yard field goal. The Wildcats responded with an 11-play, 67-yard drive that ended with a last-second field goal to take the lead. Jonah Coleman had a career-high 179 yards, while Noah Fifita had 214 yards and two touchdowns.
Arizona’s huge win didn’t happen without some social media trolling involving Colorado’s mascot, “Ralphie.”