A win so big they canceled school, a run on steaks in Ann Arbor and several oh-no moments in Miami

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 08: James Onwualu #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles Matthew Dayes #21 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the game at Carter Finley Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Week 6 in college football won’t be officially over until Georgia and South Carolina face off on Sunday in a Hurricane Matthew-delayed contest, but we’re ready to put a bow on need-to-know, cool stuff from Saturday’s action.

The day produced a number of thrilling finishes and standout performances, along with some beverage tosses and a knocked-out tooth. And if you are looking for cheap dinner this week, my goodness, have we got a deal for you.

Here’s a look at best moments from Saturday:

— The day’s biggest upset belonged to Navy, which defeated No. 6 Houston 46-40 in Annapolis, Md. The victory was the Midshipmen’s first win over a top-10 team since 1984, and it earned the entire academy some extra time off from the books. Here’s the official word from the school’s sports information director.

Just get a look at the celebration:

— Sometimes a graphic can be just that, pretty graphic. This is what No. 4 Michigan’s destruction of Rutgers looked like:

And because of that, there figures to be a big run on steaks in Ann Arbor because of the beatdown:

— Perhaps we should get used to hearing this fight song more often? No. 5 Washington is looking more and more like the Pac-12 representative in the College Football Playoff. Jake Browning threw for 6 touchdowns and added 2 more on the ground as the Huskies dismantled Oregon 70-21. The only ranked team the Huskies face the rest of the way is Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 29.

— Who says there is no joy in Mudville? After being soaked by a rain provided by Hurricane Matthew, there were plenty of NC State faithful who nonetheless enjoyed their school’s 10-3 win over Notre Dame, giving the Irish their fourth loss of the season. The winning margin came via a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

And it made Wolfpack offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz want to play in muddy puddles:

— Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick’s third interception of the night tied a school record and was returned 100 yards for a touchdown. That makes 9 non-offensive touchdowns scored by the No. 1 Tide in 6 games. They had 10 all of last season.

— This is what it looked and sounded like when Texas A&M’s Armani Watts made a game-sealing interception in double overtime to give the No. 8 Aggies a 45-38 win over comeback king Tennessee. Though the ninth-ranked Vols once again rallied from a double-digit deficit, this is one game where it couldn’t win it.

And afterward, it was party time:

— In Miami, a targeting call that went against the No. 10 Hurricanes infuriated fans at Hard Rock Stadium, causing them to throw beverages onto the field in the fourth quarter of the team’s game vs. No. 23 Florida State.

You be the judge: Was it targeting?

That play ultimately didn’t matter. What did was this blocked PAT that preserved what turned out to be a 20-19 win for Florida State.

And last but not least, we know Brad Kaaya will be heading for some dental work very, very soon:

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