It’s been a whacky, wild, and fun first half of the college football season. And if the first six weeks has been any indication, the second half of the season is going to be sensational as well.
But let’s step away from the serious side of B1G football for a moment and take some time to enjoy some of lighter, funnier things that have occurred through the halfway point of the year.
Let’s highlight the ridiculous, the obscure and the hilarious.
Here are the best, and most hilarious moments, through the first six weeks of the B1G season:
The “Excessive Juice!” sign Maryland carries around.
What is excessive juice? When does that sign get used? Can it be applied to anyone? So. Many. Questions.
If hitting your teammate on the head with the Excessive Juice sign isn't the definition of Excessive Juice, I don't know what is. pic.twitter.com/hV68Ft2DWx
— Jared Goldstein (@_jgoldy17) September 30, 2017
Gabe Megginson’s incredibly awesome interview with Mike Hall — which included a banjo performance.
The Illinois offensive lineman had aspirations of being a music teacher. Then he found out you have to be good at music. So, of course, he learned how to play the banjo. And then changed his major.
See for yourself. pic.twitter.com/1WytpP13dj
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 3, 2017
Literally everyone thinking it’s a good idea to talk smack about Michigan
“We’re going to beat the heck out of Michigan.” – Florida head coach Jim McElwain.
“I’ve got no doubt in my mind that we can go out and shock the world.” – Cincinnati running back Mike Boone.
“It’s going to be a surprise when people see us beat Michigan.” – Purdue receiver Gregory Phillips.
Michigan went 3-0 in those games.
That time the Wyoming punter whiffed on his own punt attempt
Maybe next time, guy.
— Casper Star-Tribune (@CSTribune) September 5, 2017
Paul Chryst doesn’t care about you or the questions you want answered
The Wisconsin head coach is known for his dry humor and matter-of-fact responses. If he answers your question, great. If not, well that’s just fine, too.
Excellent Paul Chryst post-game moment today…
Chryst: I don't know if that answered (your question).
Reporter: It didn't.
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) September 30, 2017
Mike Riley’s first ever attempt at anger didn’t end well
Of course the first time the Nebraska head coach showed any sign of anger it backfired. Maybe next time he’ll take a page out of Jim Harbaugh’s book and slam it into the ground.
— KETV NewsWatch 7 (@KETV) September 23, 2017
Rutgers’ attempts to score points against Ohio State…and fails
You can’t help but feel a little bad for Chris Ash and the Scarlet Knights. All they wanted was a measly field goal so they didn’t get shutout by the Buckeyes for a second-straight season. Maybe 2018.
Rutgers doinked a very sad field goal at the end of a 56-0 blowout 😥😥 pic.twitter.com/AeNsgOtRrV
— Ryan Connors (@RyanConnors_) October 1, 2017
Penn State players nail the “In the Air Tonight” drum solo
If Phil Collins ever needs an emergency drummer, he should swing by Happy Valley.
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) October 5, 2017
That guy on Northwestern’s sideline who wears a ‘smedium’ polo
We’re still wondering if it’s an adult or youth smedium.
The early front runner for “Best Performance by a Smedium Polo in College Football” goes to… pic.twitter.com/hPowVkT26i
— Larra Overton (@LarraOverton) September 30, 2017
Kirk Ferentz reads Twitters…and then snorts in laughter
Mean Twitters doesn’t seem to bother Ferentz too much.
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) July 25, 2017
Goldy Gopher annihilates some poor kid
It just wouldn’t be football if the Minnesota mascot didn’t celebrate his ability to run over an eight-year-old. Row the Boat, right?
— ESPN Player (@espnplayer) September 28, 2017
Baker Mayfield plants the Oklahoma flag at midfield of Ohio Stadium
C’mon, Ohio State fans. You’d think this was funny if it happened to anyone else. Enjoy the humor. You know Michigan and Penn State are.
Drew Brees bout to be running on the field during pregame in Carolina with his ALM flag like Mayfield at OSU pic.twitter.com/7n2hcIymqw
— Keep It Real 2017 (@A2K4Life) September 23, 2017
The solar eclipse really had Jim Harbaugh fired up
Attack the solar eclipse with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Or something like that.
Jim Harbaugh (de costas) empolgadão para o eclipse hahahapic.twitter.com/dO5uBlrmGo
— Liga dos 32 (NFL) (@LigaDos32) August 21, 2017
Michigan State’s not-so-subtle jab at Purdue’s visiting locker rooms
Harbaugh probably won’t be complaining about this setup when he travels to East Lansing in 2018.
Welcoming Iowa to the visiting side of Spartan Stadium this weekend. pic.twitter.com/OoAwZneCMX
— MSU Football EQ (@SpartanFB_eq) September 27, 2017
Jeff Brohm turns into the Incredible Hulk and smashes a chair
This video either makes you want to throw a chair or roll out of one in laughter.
Keegan-Michael Key has the absolute best impersonation of James Franklin
Please let Keegan-Michael Key call one play for Penn State this year. JUST ONE.
This was the best James Franklin impression ever pic.twitter.com/paAexYWMeD
— Dustin Schutte (@Schutte_B1GFB) September 23, 2017
Either there’s a ghost on the visiting sidelines or John O’Korn deserves an Academy Award
Hey, it drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, so I guess it worked.
The O'Korn flop deserves an Oscar pic.twitter.com/fdj0Kfhany
— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) October 8, 2017
“Speak Out” is apparently a popular game at Wisconsin
The video speaks for itself. (See what I did there?)
Chris and Arrington play Speak Out
Result: pure entertainment 😂 pic.twitter.com/TnE0g0G5be
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 11, 2017
Tom Allen gets really intense while wrestling Mike Hall
Just guessing that most of Indiana’s players probably don’t mess with their head coach after watching this.
Dancing with the Stars probably won’t be asking Chris Ash to be a contestant
Ash is definitely the guy who goes all out when the “Chicken Dance” comes on at weddings.
— Doreen Ash (@DoreenAsh14) August 14, 2017