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High Noon Highlights(11/5): Barry Sanders voted as Greatest College Football Player of All Time

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Barry Sanders is the GOAT:

Oklahoma State fans already knew this, but yesterday they got even more confirmation as Barry Sanders was names the Greatest College running back of all time in a ballot run by USA Today.

Barry Sanders, a quiet man with an electrifying running style, earned the title of greatest college football player of all-time in USA TODAY balloting.

Former Oklahoma State running back Sanders received 85% of the vote to knock off Pittsburgh great Tony Dorsett in the head-to-head championship meeting.

Sanders never had less than 72% of the vote in any of his weekly matchups. He took down Mike Singletary, Dave Rimington, Keith Jackson, Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker and Charles Woodson to reach the final.

More than 30,000 votes were cast in the USA TODAY’s weekly matchups, which began on Aug. 31 {USA Today}

Blake Jarwin makes a big play in Monday Night Football:

The Earthquake Game:

On this date in 2011 as Oklahoma State was playing Kansas State there was a 5.7 magnitude earthquake.

Kirk Herbstreit has one of the most instantly-recognizable faces in the world of college football, but as he stood atop the roof of Boone Pickens Stadium on the night of November 5, 2011, something was different. Third-ranked Oklahoma State had just put the finishing touches on a buzzing 52-45 win over No. 17 Kansas State and Herbstreit was in the middle of a live hit with long-time partner Chris Fowler. As Fowler asked Herbstreit about the Cowboys’ upcoming games and what kind of impact they’d have on the national championship picture, a sizeable earthquake struck and Herbstreit’s eyes opened about as wide as possible. The earthquake registered at 5.7 magnitude on the Richter scale with an epicenter about 50 miles southeast of Stillwater. It was felt as far as 800 miles away and was felt strongly on the OSU campus. {}

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