The following is a list of the biggest upsets in college football in Week 2, which ended on September 7, 2013. There were not as many upsets in Week 2 as there were in Week 1 in college football, but three ranked teams were upset this week by un-ranked teams.
Biggest upsets in college football in Week 2
The Miami Hurricanes of the ACC upset the 12th ranked Florida Gators of the SEC by a score of 21-16 as three point underdogs. Not a huge upset, but Florida was the highest ranked team to lose as a favorite this week. South Carolina lost as a higher ranked team to Georgia, but Georgia was favored in that game.
- BYU upset #15 Texas as a 7 point underdog
BYU was a seven point underdog at home facing #15 Texas, but the Cougars had absolutely no trouble beating Texas, 40-21. BYU ran for 550 yards in the game, with quarterback Taysom Hill rushing for 259 yards and three touchdowns.
Hill's total was the most ever allowed by Texas for one player, and it was the most rushing yards by a QB in college football since Vince Young ran for 267 yards for Texas back in 2005.
- Washington State upset #25 USC as a 15 point underdog
Washington State was a 15 point underdog on the road vs #25 ranked USC, but the Cougars pulled off a shocking upset, 10-7. The win was the first for Washington State at the Coliseum in Los Angeles in 13 years. The USC offense was loudly booed by the fans at the Coliseum for most of the game.
- Nicholls State upset Western Michigan as a 29 point underdog
Continuing a trend from Week 1, Nicholls State, an FCS team, upset Western Michigan, an FBS team, by a score of 27-23, at Western Michigan. FCS teams are not supposed to beat FBS teams, as FCS teams are allowed many fewer scholarship players, but it's already happened a slew of times this season.
- Navy upset Indiana as a 12 point underdog
The Midshipmen from Navy went on the road and upset the Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 41-35 as 12 point underdogs. Navy wracked up 444 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground to pull off the big upset over a Big Ten team.
- Illinois upset Cincinnati as a 8 point underdog
Even though they were playing at home, Illinois was an eight point underdog to Cincinnati, but the Big Ten team had no trouble at all beating the Bearcats, 45-17. Cincinnati's quarterback, Munchie Legaux, had to be carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns.
- South Alabama upset Tulane as a 7 point underdog
South Alabama of the Sun Belt conference was upset last week by an FCS team, but turned around and pulled off an upset of its own in Week 2, beating Tulane as a seven point underdog by a score of 41-39.
- New Mexico upset UTEP as a 6.5 point underdog
New Mexico upset UTEP on the road by a score of 42-35 in OT, as a 6.5 point underdog. Senior running back Kasey Carrier ran for 291 yards and four touchdowns for New Mexico. The performance vaulted Carrier to the top of the rushing leaders in college football for the 2013 season.