While Alex adjusts to becoming the starting quarterback and team captain, Thad awaits word on his future with the team after his drug related arrest following BMS' loss in last season's championship game.
Alex and Sammy have a falling out when Alex plays the best game in his career and accepts it as the peak in his life. Meanwhile, Daniels and Jon Jon have mixed feelings about a job offer that Jon Jon received.
Thad offers to teach Alex what it is to be a local celebrity but he has ulterior motives. Mary Jo goes to extreme lengths to impress Coach Daniels' wife, who herself is trying to revive her sex life with her husband.
A blackout on campus has postponed the following day's game against Buckingham. Alex uses it as an opportunity to settle the score with one of Buckingham's cheerleads who humiliated him in high school.
When his pre-game rituals start to betray his game-time performance, Harmon goes on a quest to find new mystical superstitions that will restore his kicking abilities. Meanwhile, Sammy explores career opportunities.
Thad's behavior takes a turn for the worse after he suffers a concussion making it difficult for Daniels to hide the injury from both Gilday and ultimately the NCAA. Meanwhile, Sammy reevaluates his masturbation habits.
BMS rejoices when they find they will be playing Blackwell for the Bowl Championship. The celebration is cut short however when the NCAA comes at them with 3 years of dirt on the team - enough to bring the axe down.
BMS loses the Bowl Game to Blackwell when their starters are benched from play due to breaking NCAA rules. Feeling robbed, the BMS starters challenge the Blackwell starters to an unofficial Bowl Game in a local corn field.