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Upsets, Upsets, and More Upsets in Week Two of the College Football Season!

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bill-swift - September 11, 2012

I love college football. The passion that fans have for their school and team really adds an element to the game that you will never see in professional sports. People have a connection with their team for any of a number of reasons whether it's because 4-7 of the best years of their lives were spent their or just because they like the colors of the uniforms.

Die hard fans love to see their alma mater beat up on the little guys, but occasionally the bog dog gets beat in what they though was a 'warm up' game. This past weekend college football fans were treated to a few of them:

No. 8 Arkansas vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe: The Warhawk from Louisiana-Monroe have been a FBS/ Division I-A school since 1993. In that time they have yet to finish a single season with a winning record and have only broke even (6-6) twice ('07 and '09). Last season they were a dismal 4-8; should have been a pushover for the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks right?

Arkansas couldn't hold onto a 28-7 lead and ended up losing in overtime 34-31!

No. 13 Wisconsin vs. Oregon State:Montee Ball wanted to lead his team to a conference title and possibly a national one. After Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Beavers he is probably wishing he entered the draft and was playing on Sunday instead.

No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA:Taylor Martinez is sharp and sophomore running back Ameer Abdullah is a beast, but they were not enough against UCLA's Brett Hundley and Jonathan Franklin. Led by new head coach Jim Mora the Bruins upset the Cornhuskers 36-30.

The win pushed UCLA into the rankings on Sunday as the Bruins found themselves at No. 22.

No. 18 Oklahoma State vs. Arizona: Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez couldn't get the job done in Michigan, but he's doing a heck of a job out in the desert so far. His Wildcats were not fazed by the high-powered offense of the Cowboys at all forcing four turnovers while letting their own high-powered offense work its magic en route to a 59-38 whooping of Oklahoma State.

You can blame things on injuries (which the Arkansas likely will since they lost their quarterback Tyler Wilson to a concussion), but in the end each one of these times learned that an age-old axiom still holds true:

Any team can win on any given Saturday.

Maybe someday more of the big schools will learn their lesson and start scheduling better competition. At least if they get beat by a decent team they won't look so bad. Till then it serves them right for thinking they had an easy one on their hands! Then again, if were not for the upsets these early weeks of the season would be kind of dull...

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