Sunday, October 13, 2013
Shake-up Saturday leaves carnage
By Mitch Sherman
The carnage of Saturday's shakeup in college football still fresh, let's start by commending Florida State, Miami, Fresno State and Ohio State -- the four unbeatens who had the foresight not to schedule games in this second week of October.
Saturday was anything but friendly to the top teams.
We should have seen it coming on Thursday, when No. 8 Louisville sputtered uncharacteristically on offense in a two-touchdown win over Rutgers.
Down went seven ranked teams, including Stanford, the first top-five team to lose this season, plus fellow unbeatens No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 18 Michigan
The fifth-ranked Cardinal lost 27-21 at unranked Utah as the Utes used a defensive stand in the final minute to earn the program's first-ever win at home over a top-five opponent.
The Sooners lost 36-20 to unranked Texas at the Cotton Bowl, a shocker considering the Longhorns' recent poor play and 80-point differential in favor of OU in the past two years of this rivalry.
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