There were some near really big upsets in Week 6, as Georgia had to rally late to tie Tennessee, and then beat the Volunteers in overtime, and Northwestern had a fourth quarter lead over Ohio State, before the Buckeyes stormed back for the win.
Anybody who bet Northwestern and got seven points, must have been sick at the end of the game, as Ohio State scored on the last play of the game when Northwestern tried to lateral the kickoff around and fumbled it into the end zone where Ohio State recovered the fumble. That made the score 40-30, which covered the spread for Ohio State fans.
Did anyone see the Northern Illinois vs Kent State game? Northern Illinois won the game, but Dri Archer finally played for Kent State and he returned a kickoff 102 yards for a brilliant score, and also had a 66 yard TD catch.
In just a crazy game in which the refs were awful, Rutgers blew a 35-14 lead vs SMU, and allowed SMU to tie the game for overtime. Rutgers then won the game in the third OT when true freshman running back Justin Goodwin weaved and spun his way into the end zone on a 17 yard TD run.
Goodwin scored three times, including a 50 yard TD catch, and looks like he is going to be a star. Rutgers was favored in the game and barely avoided a bad upset.
Biggest upsets in college football in Week 6
- Notre Dame upset #22 Arizona State as a 6 point underdog
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset #22 ranked Arizona State at home by a score of 37-34 as a six point underdog. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has a career wining percentage over .700, and betting against him is usually not a good idea. Especially against a team like Arizona State.
- Florida International upset Southern Miss as a 17 point underdog
In a battle of previously win-less teams, Florida International went on the road and upset Southern Miss by a score of 24-23 as a 17 point underdog. The loss drops Southern Miss to 0-5 on the season.
- South Florida upset Cincinnati as a 13 point underdog
The South Florida Bulls, who were 0-4 including a loss to FCS team McNeese State coming into the game, upset the Cincinnati Bearcats at home by a score of 26-20 as a 13 point underdog. The win is the first for South Florida's new coach Willie Taggert. Florida is a hotbed for football talent, and Taggert should be able to win in South Florida as he recruits that talent.
- Wake Forest upset North Carolina State as a 8 point underdog
The Wake Forest Deamon Deacons upset North Carolina State at home by a score of 28-13 as a 8 point underdog. Wake Forest QB Tanner Price led the way, as he passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for 82 yards and another score. Wide receiver Michael Campanaro had 12 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns for Wake.
- BYU upset Utah State as a 6 point underdog
The BYU Cougars upset the Utah State Aggies on the road by a score of 31-14 as a six point underdog. BYU had already upset Texas this season. so the upset of Utah State should not have been a big surprise to anyone.
- Ball State upset Virginia as a 4.5 point underdog
Ball State, which plays in the MAC, went on the road and upset ACC team Virginia by a score of 48-27 as a 4.5 point underdog. Though the point spread was not huge in this game, losing to a MAC team it an embarrassing loss for Virginia. There are a lot of suspect teams in the ACC.
In a Big Ten upset, the Indiana Hoosiers beat the Penn State Nittany Lions at home by a score of 44-24 as a 3.5 point underdog. The win was Indiana's first ever against Penn State.