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Sunday DBR: After the Anarchy - A Recap

College football broke yesterday when 5 of the AP Top 10 were upset. Baylor managed to weather the storm, but many others weren't so lucky.

Shock Linwood flying
Shock Linwood flying
Ronald Martinez

The following is a recap of major wins and losses sorted by conference.


Florida State is the only ranked team in the conference. There were no major upsets. There will probably be no more major upsets.

Florida State (1) 43 - 3 Wake Forest

Wake Forest is not a good football program. This game wasn't broadcast in my area, but Florida State's domination here comes as no surprise. Sorry, Demon Deacons. Maybe the year after the year after next. Or sometime.

Clemson 41 - 0 North Carolina State

Football is weird, especially when the team that barely lost to Florida State throttles another team that barely lost to Florida State. Whatever spark the Wolfpack had last week against the Seminoles died quickly as the Tigers rolled.

Georgia Tech 28 - 17 Miami

Georgia Tech is undefeated, and maintained that status against Miami. So, that's cool.

Big Ten

Michigan State (10) 27 - 22 Nebraska (19)

This game was one-sided for a long time, but special teams heroics kept the Huskers in the thick of it. A late interception cost Nebraska the game, but it was a good show by two B1G contenders.

Northwestern 20 - 14 Wisconsin (17)

Nerd rage.

Ohio State (20) 52 - 24 Maryland

Maryland got scrappier as the game went on, but Ohio State was dominant from the beginning and never felt threatened by the new kid in the conference.


Arizona is the only undefeated team remaining in the Pac-12. RichRod's Wildcats are in sole possession of the lead in the Pac-12 South after knocking off Oregon on Thursday night. Stanford has two losses. Cal is the sole leader of the Pac-12 North. Like I said, anarchy.

Notre Dame (9) 17 - 14 Stanford (14)

Notre Dame outlasted Stanford in South Bend. The low-scoring affair solidified Notre Dame's claim as the best independent school and a potential playoff candidate. If Stanford goes on to beat Oregon, the winner of the Pac-12 North may walk into the conference championship game with two losses.

Arizona State 28 - 24 USC (16)

USC looked to be in control of the game, but Arizona State somehow pulled off a game-winning Hail Mary, which seems pretty pedestrian in the Pac-12 this year.

Cal 60 - 59 Washington State

Connor Halliday is an air raid god. In fact, he broke the NCAA D1 single-game passing record last night with 734 yards and 6 touchdowns on 49 completions. And Wazzu lost to Cal, who have won two straight while giving up 57.5 points per game.

Utah 30 - 28 UCLA (8)

UCLA has been sandbagging all year long, and they finally got what was coming to them when Utah revolted and stunned the Bruins. Despite working with a backup quarterback, the Utes managed to put together a game-winning field goal drive. UCLA nearly came back, but their kicker missed wide right from 55 and 50 yards after a running into the kicker penalty. Brett Hundley was sacked ten times.


SEC West chaos began today. It was wonderful.

Mississippi State (12) 48 - 31 Texas A&M (6)

Dak Prescott and company demolished the Aggie run defense in nearly comical fashion. Prescott is a legitimate Heisman contender after his performance yesterday and his rout of LSU two weeks ago.

Ole Miss (11) 23 - 17 Alabama (3)

Dr. Bo sliced and diced the Bama defense and the Ole Miss defense somehow held up against TJ Yeldon as Ole Miss beat Alabama for the eighth time in school history. Katy Perry somehow called every upset and ended up jumping face-first off of a bar. College Football Playoff commercial still features blonde Alabama fan saying that they're in if they just beat Auburn. Blonde Alabama fan is clearly living in a now-nonexistent future.

Auburn (5) 41 - 7 LSU (15)

LSU is really just an army of freshmen. They are also my second-favorite team. I refuse to say anything else.

Big 12

TCU (25) 37 - 33 Oklahoma (4)

The new TCU offense is for real, and that scares me to death. Oklahoma walked into Amon G. Carter Stadium as favorites and walked out as the vanquished. TCU forced the win with key turnovers and a great passing game. Be thankful we get them in Waco, because these Frogs are nasty at home.