College Football: 5 Biggest Upsets From College Football’s Opening Weekend

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It was not a good day for quarterback Brandon Harris or the LSU offense. 3 Oklahoma 33-23

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5. Harris threw two interceptions and couldn’t seem to put the Tigers in a position to win all game.

Greg Ward Jr. are forreal. One things for sure: It was a rough Week 1 for the SEC.

The Spiders forced four turnovers in the game (3 fumbles and 1 interception) and came out the gates fast, jumping out to an early 13-0 lead.

Things are off to a rocky start for the Virginia Cavaliers after opening weekend. Wisconsin over No. Richmond over Virginia 37-20

The LSU Tigers only managed to score a touchdown on one offensive drive all game. Running back Trayveon Williams led the way with 94 rushing yards for the Aggies.

Richmond even managed to accumulate more first downs with 24, the Cavaliers had 19. The Cavaliers dropped their home opener 37-20 against FCS opponent Richmond Spiders.

3. If you saw the vicious cheap shot by Josh Boutte, you saw just how frustrating of a day it was for the Tigers.

Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta led the way for the Spiders with 337 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners were attempting to take the lead with the Cougars up 19-17 before things went south.

Next: Houston over Oklahoma

The Tigers dropped their first season opener since 2004.

1. Rosen threw three interceptions, including two by Aggies cornerback Justin Evans, in what was a forgettable start to his sophomore season.

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The Aggies rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on the day. The Cavaliers only managed 38 total rushing yards for the whole game and were outgained 524 to 302 total yards of offense.

Next: Texas A&M over UCLA

The Bulldogs had a chance for a victory on a field goal attempt by kicker Westin Graves from 28 yards out. was spectacular for the Cougars. South Alabama over Mississippi State 21-20

. The Spiders scored twice before the Cavaliers ran an offensive play from scrimmage, which proved doom in the long run.

Quarterback Trevor Knight, on the other hand, was spectacular for the Texas A&M Aggies in his debut. Texas A&M over No. 16 UCLA 31-24 in Overtime

2. 15 Houston over No. The Cougars defense forced two fumbles as well.

The Aggies started their 2016 in the win column with an upset victory over Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. Knight, a graduate transfer from Oklahoma, threw one passing touchdown and ran for two touchdowns in the season opener.

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The Cavaliers were simply outplayed in Bronco Mendenhall’s debut. The game winning score came with 57 seconds left when Dallas Davis tossed a four yard strike to Gerald Everett in the back of the end zone.

The Houston Cougars and Greg Ward Jr.

Brandon Wilson’s 109 yard kick six return was also a key turn of events. He threw for 321 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.

The unranked Wisconsin Badgers upset the LSU Tigers and spoiled early Heisman hopes for the Leonard Fournette in the process.

It was a wild opening weekend of College Football! Some teams saw their College Football Playoff chances put in jeopardy while others overcame impossible odds to win their season openers. No. Their other score came on a pick six by cornerback Tre’Davious White.

The Aggies defense sacked Rosen fives time.

Badgers’ kicker Rafael Gaglianone kicked three field goals, including a 47-yarder with 3:57 left in the fourth quarter which proved to be the game winner.

Next: South Alabama over Mississippi State

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The South Alabama Jaguars were down 17-0 at halftime before scoring 21 points in the second half to shock the Bulldogs at home. However, Graves put it off the upright with 9 seconds left.

Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 138 yards but did not score a touchdown. The Spiders rushed for 187 rushing yards and passed for 337 yards through the air. It was the first victory for the Spiders against the Cavaliers since 1946.

Next: Wisconsin over LSU

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4. Last season, they upset the Louisville Cardinals, this season, the Oklahoma Sooners are their latest victims.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were casualty number 1 in the SEC, dropping their season opener against FCS opponent South Alabama 21-20.

The Cougars dominated the line of scrimmage all game, only allowing 70 rushing yards and sacking quarterback Baker Mayfield five times

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