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Fails of the week: The top 5 gaffes from Saturday's action

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For the next little while, Mississippi State will be the talk of the town, grabbing the No. 1 spot ahead of reigning leader Florida State.

While that's exciting, getting tackled by your own teammates, a healthy dose of flops and some downright confusing plays are what make College Gameday so unique.

Here are Saturday's top five moments that these guys wish never happened to them.

Arizona kicker flops after missed field goal

No. 16 Arizona was tripped up 28-26 by No. 22 USC, but the close score was hardly the highlight of the game.

Wildcats kicker Casey Skowron attempted a field goal, but missed it. After realizing it was going wide, Skowron tried to draw a penalty against a diving Trojan who barely - if at all - clipped him. 

Needless to say, his acting skills are on point. His kicks on the other hand? Not so much.

Arizona's kicker attempts to draw a roughing penalty after missing the potential game winner: #USCvsAZ

Anthony Jennings gets sacked by own teammate

LSU offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins is great at protecting his quarterback. 

That being said, it's not easy to do so when he leaves the pocket, let alone runs around looking downfield for a receiver.

That's exactly what happened to Hawkins when sophomore pivot Anthony Jennings couldn't find a man to throw to. After scampering in his own end for a while, he found a lane between two Florida defenders.

Unfortunately, Hawkins filled the gap, running in the opposite direction of his quarterback and leveling him with a hit. 


LSU QB Anthony Jennings tackled by his own offensive lineman.

LSU's Jamal Adams falls really well

Sticking to the LSU theme, this flop was downright blasphemous. 

After an incomplete pass, LSU safety Jamal Adams followed Florida wide receiver Andre Debose out of bounds, where they exchanged mask-to-mask pleasantries.  

Debose wasn't impressed, lightly pushing Adams away. If you didn't see it, you would have guessed Adams was clocked with how quickly he hit the deck.

Bravo, Jamal. Bravo.

That flop

Mississippi State fake punt attempt is brutal

Sometimes fake punts work well and sometimes this happens.

Up 21-0 against No. 6 Auburn, the top-ranked Bulldogs attempted a fake punt from deep inside their own zone. 

Punter Logan Cooke was lost from the beginning, running into a near-sack before throwing an interception, which wasn't even close to a teammate.

To make matters worse, he was still tackled near the sideline, leaving the field with nothing but shame on his mind.

Doug's post on Vine

Auburn offensive coordinator slips, kicks official

Unless you're wearing cleats, this is why you don't run on the field after it rains.

When Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee noticed his team was running the wrong play, he bolted to the official to call a timeout.

Unfortunately, the field got the best of him. He slipped, kicking the official in the process, resulting in an earful from the official and an embarrassing moment.

But he did manage to get the timeout.  

Fails of the week: The top 5 gaffes from Saturday's action
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