Best Images from College Football Week 9

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2012

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 27:   Cheerleaders and Mascot of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Fighting Irish defeated the Sooners 30-13.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Week 9 was a wild one for college football. With plenty of upsets and high-profile clashes, there were plenty of big-time games to satiate any fan's appetite. 

Here's a look at some of the best images that captured all the ups and downs of the day.

 

The day started off with a bang as America's most well-known college football pregame host was entrusted with a gun on the set of College GameDay.

 

Seriously, whose idea was it to give Corse a mini-cannon?

 

Kent State Shocks No. 15 Rutgers

The first big upset of the day came from the Kent State Golden Flashes when they toppled the unbeaten and nationally ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The defense had all the reason in the world to celebrate as it forced an incredible six interceptions from Gary Nova.

 

Trayion Durham also had a career game for the Flashes, his 131 yards paced the Kent State offense in the 35-23 win.

 

Georgia Hands Florida First Loss

Florida became the highest ranked team to get knocked off. The Bulldogs defense led the way as Georgia took a physical game 17-9. Linebacker Jarvis Jones was all over the field and will most likely be in Jeff Driskel's nightmares for a while.

 

Needless to say Will Muschamp was not at all happy with the way his team played.

 

Arizona Stuns USC at Home

RichRod was all smiles as the Arizona Wildcats derailed any hopes USC may have had of salvaging their title hopes this season.

 

South Carolina Survives Tennessee but Loses Lattimore

The Gamecocks won a 38-35 shootout, but the victory was bittersweet as Marcus Lattimore was lost for the season with a serious leg injury.

 

Players from both teams gathered on the field to show respect for the injured Lattimore.

 

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt sent his best wishes to Lattimore via twitter along with thousands of others.

Thoughts are with Marcus Lattimore. Have heard nothing but great things about him, so tough to see that happen. Wishing him all the best.

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 28, 2012

 

Kansas State, Oregon and Alabama all Continue Dominance

Collin Klein continued his Heisman campaign with a four-touchdown performance against Texas Tech.

 

Oregon had no issues clobbering Colorado, hanging 70 points on the Buffs in the process.

 

Alabama showed why it's considered the best team in the country by trouncing an undefeated Mississippi State team 38-7.

 

Notre Dame Scores Huge Win Over Oklahoma

Notre Dame continued to address the naysayers with an emphatic 30-13 win on the road in Norman.

 

For as great as Collin Klein has been, Manti Te'o showed that he deserves to be included in the Heisman talk. He came up huge for the Irish on this close athletic interception.

 

He also laid out Landry Jones early in the game, setting the tone for the D from the outset.