By: Frank Hyden
We saw some more big upsets in college football yesterday. Let’s get to the rundown.
#1 Clemson beat Georgia Tech 73-7. A beatdown you only see in college, it could have been even worse but the Tigers pulled their top guys.
#2 Alabama beat #3 Georgia 41-24. Georgia looked pretty good for a while but they made too many mistakes and Alabama was just a bit better and they made the bigger plays.
#4 Notre Dame beat Louisville 12-7. This wasn’t a great showing by Notre Dame but Louisville is also better than their 1-3 (now 1-4) record indicated. You’ll always take a win but the Irish struggled to complete drives, having 4 drives inside the 20 and only getting 12 points from them.
Florida State beat #5 North Carolina 31-28. Florida State exploded early and had a big halftime lead. NC stormed back to make it close but couldn’t quite complete the comeback.
#11 Texas A&M beat Mississippi State 28-14. No real letdown after beating Florida last week, this was a solid win for the Aggies.
#13 Miami beat Pitt 31-19. D’Eriq King had 4 touchdown throws on a day they couldn’t run the ball. This was a good win for Canes.
#14 BYU beat Houston 43-26. This was from Friday as BYU had to rally to avoid the upset. They did, and look pretty good this year.
South Carolina beat #15 Auburn 30-22. This was not how the season was supposed to go for Auburn. They can still salvage some of the season but this will go down as a disappointing year for them.
#17 SMU beat Tulane 37-34 in Overtime. There were a bunch of lead changes in this game from Friday as Tulane nearly pulled off the upset. SMU rallied with a late interception to get the winning field goal in overtime.
Kentucky beat #18 Tennessee 34-7. Kentucky had a couple Pick-6’s to take the lead before halftime and kept it going to get the upset win.
Coastal Carolina beat #21 Lousiana 30-27. In action from last Wednesday, the Chanticleers beat a ranked opponent and look to break the Top 25 themselves.
#23 Virginia Tech beat Boston College 40-14. The Hokies got 350 yards rushing as they continued pounding the ball and picked up the big win.
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