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Saturday belonged to first-year starting quarterbacks.
For starters, there was the play from Johnny Manziel as he led Texas A&M to the biggest upset of the season. Next, you had Stanford and its first-year quarterback Kevin Hogan, who took down Oregon State in only his second start.
Zach Mettenberger led LSU to a big victory at home over a ranked opponent with a solid two-touchdown, no-turnover performance.
Everett Golson had another two-touchdown game for Notre Dame, as it cruised past Boston College, 21-6.
If it wasn't for Devin Gardner throwing for two touchdowns and 286 yards, who knows if Michigan would have been able to get past Northwestern at home.
Along with those other freshman performances, there was Mariota's six-touchdown game on the road at Cal.
And finally, there was UCLA's Brett Hundley, who had his second straight three-touchdown game as he led the Bruins to a 44-36 victory over Washington State to keep UCLA's Pac-12 title hopes alive.
Saturday may have been a crazy day in college football, but it was a day that belonged to first-year starting quarterbacks.