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The Twitter 12 pack of things I didn't expect to see in Week 8


Peyton Manning may have stolen the spotlight last night, but there was plenty of good stuff over the last few days that surprised me during Week 8 of action.

NFL, FBS, Division III, and even one rather personal and embarrassing note from the weekend's action are included below.

1) The only things that surprises me about this clip, is that it didn't happen sooner.

2) On the biggest day of Peyton Manning's career, I did not expect to see any mention of Ryan Leaf...but I was wrong. Plus there was a ton of great content from Peyton's record worth sharing.

3) None of the coaches on this bowl bonus list surprise me, but Petrino's number at $250,000 is somewhat surprising.

4) The most embarrassing thing to happen to me this weekend? My upset pick of the week (Texas A&M) laying an egg...didn't see that one coming. Thanks a lot A&M.

5) Texas offensive coordinator Shawn Watson was the most excited person in the stadium heading on Texas' final (and impressive) drive against Iowa State. Note, Texas wound up winning the game with a chip shot field goal at the end of regulation time after two long passes from Watson's offense. 

6) The Big 10 during week 8 was a land where running backs roamed freely.

7) Florida State has become really good at leading when it matters the most: when the clock stops. 

8) This stat has made the rounds on Twitter, but wow.

9) Teargas in Morgantown? They were obviously pretty excited about the win over Baylor.

10) Some people felt the need to flex their football IQ after the controversial ending to the Notre Dame vs. Florida State game. Some made sense, while others did not.

11) Go ahead and stand up if you had Colorado State starting off 6-1.

12) This is a hell of a 3 game conference stretch for the Lakeland College (D-III - WI) Muskies.