Best of Week 11: Duke's David Cutcliffe hits all the right notes

ByDave Wilson via ESPN logo
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Week 11 is upon us, and things are really starting to take shape. Of the 10 games left that will have the biggest impact on the playoff race, half of them will be played Saturday. Let's see how it's going.

He feels good

Sure, some coaches dance after big wins. But after a 42-35 victory over North Carolina, Duke coach David Cutcliffe dances like nobody's watching and performs his own soundtrack, singing James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing." Your move, Dabo.

Going green

Undefeated Notre Dame is channeling some history for its game against Florida State.

Brian Kelly went all method in recreating a scene from "Rudy" for Notre Dame to announce the Irish are wearing jerseys inspired by the famous 1977 "Green Jersey Game," when Joe Montana led No. 11 Notre Dame to a 49-19 rout of No. 5 USC.

Meanwhile, Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who's been fielding questions about the Dawgs wearing their alternate black jerseys against Auburn, didn't break character.

Swift and easy win

Georgia came away with the rivalry win over Auburn behind the legs of D'Andre Swift, who broke away for a 77-yard touchdown run to put the nail in the coffin in the fourth quarter.

Smile because it happened

Minnesota smoked Purdue in a very Minnesota-like climate, crushing the Boilermakers' Big Ten championship hopes and handing the West division to Northwestern. One young Gophers fan seemed pretty happy with that.

It's been a hard season for Arkansas

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Get low

One of Oklahoma's RUF/NEKS (that's what the guys who drive the Sooner Schooner are called) falls, but hangs on for dear life, keeping the flag waving in the process.

Punt problems

Andy Davidson blocked a punt with his face and Army returned it to the 1-yard line by Army during a 31-13 win over Lafayette.

Then UMass punter George Georgopoulos kicked one high and short, like zero net yards short.

Break the code

Whatever Wake Forest was doing here, it worked in a 27-23 upset of NC State.

Salute to service

In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, several teams are wearing military appreciation uniforms.

Sending them off

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury shared a nice tribute video to his team's seniors.

A new home for the Aztecs

San Diego State football, which plays at SDCCU Stadium, was in danger of being homeless as the city hoped to tear down the facility which was vacated by the Chargers' move to Los Angeles. The Aztecs got good news this week when a measure passed that will bring a new, smaller college-type stadium as part of a site renovation.

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