Prompted by a discussion between Gawker's own Mobutu Sese Seko and Sports Illustrated college football writer Holly Anderson, I created this mp3 last week. We think it's worth using to highlight plays, so here's the best runs from this past weekend in college football. They're Motorin'!
Texas vs. Ole Miss: Jaylen Walton's 100-Yard Kickoff Return
Ole Miss had their asses handed to them by the Longhorns on Saturday night, but it wasn't without a bit of fighting back. Rebel Jaylen Walton took this kickoff to the house, escaping numerous would-be Texas tacklers. He was motorin'!
EMU vs. Purdue: Brandon Cottom's 87-yard Touchdown Run
Things haven't been great for Purdue lately, but the sure cure for a tired offense is a matchup against perennial MAC bottom-feeder Eastern Michigan. The Boilermakers racked up 576 total yards, with 87 of them coming on this rush from Brandon Cottom. He was motorin'!
Florida vs. Tennessee: Trey Burton's 80-yard Touchdown Run
Here's the turning point of ESPN's highlight game of the weekend, as Florida's Trey Burton turns on the jets to burn past a Tennessee defense, tie the game, and set up what would be a disastrous second half for the Volunteers in a bout that would eventually go 37-20 in the Gators' favor. Burton was motorin'!
North Texas vs. Kansas State: Tyler Lockett's 96-Yard Kickoff Return
North Texas found themselves in a shocking situation, up 7-0 in the first quarter to the heavily-favorited Kansas State Wildcats. The Mean Green wouldn't hold onto that lead for long, though, thanks to KSU's Tyler Lockett taking this kickoff return 96 yards to paydirt. He was motorin'!
Northern Illinois vs. Army: Jordan Lynch Runs 88 Yards For The Score
You probably missed this game, and that's unfortunate; it was one of the most competitive and exciting of the weekend, as NIU squeaked by Army 41-40. This rush by Jordan Lynch had a lot to do with that outcome. He was motorin'!
Presbyterian vs. Vanderbilt: Trey Wilkins Takes An Interception 100 Yards
Sure, it's a bit unfair for an FCS team with just over 1,000 students to take on a team from the SEC. But, then, that team is Vandy, and we should applaud any time they do something spectacular. And spectacular this play is, as Trey Wilkins makes off with a Blue Hose pass and takes it from one end of the field to the other. It paced a 58-0 Commodores win, and he was motorin'!
Cal vs. Ohio State: Brendan Bigelow Xboxes His Way To A Touchdown
We actually put video up of this right after it happened, but we felt it needed the Motorin' treatment. While Ohio State would eke out a 35-28 win at home over California, the Golden Bears made it a game with the true highlight being this 81-yard touchdown scamper. He was motorin'!