Justin Thomas. Dude is 24, and he just secured PGA player of the year by winning the Fed Ex Cup title. Oh, by the way, that Fed Ex title comes with $10 million. That's a pretty sweet weekend of golf. (Side note: With his money for second, Thomas made $10,945,000 this weekend. In their golf careers Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player earned a collective total of $9,430,370.)
Baylor golf. Here's TFP all-around ace David Paschall's story on the amazing turn of events. We knew Luke List was good for next year after finishing 50th in Fed Ex Cup points. PGA veteran Harris English was good. Stephen Jaeger was good by finishing in the top 25 on the Web.com money list during the regular season. Now fellow Red Raiders alum Keith Mitchell has joined them as a card-carrying PGA Tour member for the 2017-18 season by securing a spot in the Finals Top 25, a four-event cumulative postseason series. That's staggering, and somewhere on high King Oehmig is smiling.
Alabama. That was arguably the single-most overpowering SEC on SEC performance I've ever seen. It was 59-bagel and it actually may have been worse than that. Know this: Vanderbilt ran 38 plays. Alabama had 38 first downs.
Gary Patterson. Dude moved pieces, built a big lead and then held on as TCU went to Stillwater and seriously dented Mason Rudolph's Heisman bandwagon and Oklahoma State's national title hopes. Patterson is a top-10 national coach who often gets overlooked.
Saquan Barkley. The Penn State star touched the ball 43 times — 28 runs, 12 receptions and three kick returns — and set a Nittany Lions record with 358 all-purpose yards. PSU needed all of them as it rallied for a 21-19 escape at Iowa that kept the Lions' title hopes alive.
Bonus pick: You could pick a lot of Georgia Bulldogs — the coaching was excellent (that flea flicker to start the game was so money), the defense was athletic and the skill guys were explosive — after that 31-3 pantsing of Mississippi State, but we'll go with freshman Jake Fromm. After that nearly flawless, 9-of-12, 200-plus-yard night, there's no doubt who the UGA starting QB is no matter who's hurt or who's healthy. Fromm hit all eight of his first-half throws for 160 yards while the game was in some doubt. Awesome.
Double bonus pick: Tom Arth. Yes, UTC was supposed to beat VMI, but the Mocs hammered VMI 63-7 and notched Arth's first Division I. That's always a milestone, right?