Best Catches from College Football Saturday
An overwhelming majority of NCAA Division I college football players won't spend their careers playing professional football, but that doesn't mean we don't see some spectacular plays on a regular basis.
This past Saturday was riddled with electrifying one-handed catches, snags in triple-coverage and diving interceptions. After sifting through Saturday's premier catches, here are the four that I think qualify as the best of the bunch.
1. Northern Illinois' Kenny Golladay gained national attention with his spectacular one-handed snag in the front left corner of the end zone in a 44-7 victory over the Buffalo Bulls. The diving one-handed reception earned the No. 5 slot on SportsCenter's Top 10.
2. Miami (OH)'s James Gardner came up with a phenomenal one-handed grab in the RedHawks 40-26 win at Bowling Green. With a defender draped all over him, Gardner adjusted to the underthrown ball and snatched it, all while getting a foot down as he drifted out of bounds. Gardner's catch finished No. 4 on SportsCenter's Top 10.
3. West Virginia's Jovon Durante pulled off a Houdini reception against TCU on Saturday, cutting in front of two defenders on a pass down the middle of the field. Durante sliced in front of the defenders and made an awkward, strong-palmed, one-handed grab that seemed to defy the laws of physics. Durante's catch was No. 2 on SportsCenter's Top 10.
4. Let's give the defense some love. Kyle Queiro pulled off an astonishing one-handed interception while leaping and falling backwards during Northwestern's 24-14 win over Indiana. I'm not going to compare it to a certain Odell Beckham Jr. reception like every other media outlet, but it was astounding.
There were several other remarkable snags and grabs from college football athletes on Saturday, but these four took the cake in difficulty, execution and awe.
Here's hoping for more college football like Saturday.