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

September 11th, 2016

Texas A&M over No. However, Graves put it off the upright with 9 seconds left.

The Houston Cougars and Greg Ward Jr. The Sooners were attempting to take the lead with the Cougars up 19-17 before things went south.

Next: Wisconsin over LSU

The Bulldogs had a chance for a victory on a field goal attempt by kicker Westin Graves from 28 yards out. Their other score came on a pick six by cornerback Tre’Davious White.

Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta led the way for the Spiders with 337 passing yards and three touchdowns. Last season, they upset the Louisville Cardinals, this season, the Oklahoma Sooners are their latest victims.

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It was not a good day for quarterback Brandon Harris or the LSU offense. 16 UCLA 31-24 in Overtime

Things are off to a rocky start for the Virginia Cavaliers after opening weekend. Richmond over Virginia 37-20

Next: Houston over Oklahoma

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.

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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.

The Aggies rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on the day. No. 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.

1. The Cavaliers only managed 38 total rushing yards for the whole game and were outgained 524 to 302 total yards of offense.

The Aggies started their 2016 in the win column with an upset victory over Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. The Cavaliers dropped their home opener 37-20 against FCS opponent Richmond Spiders.

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The Cavaliers were simply outplayed in Bronco Mendenhall’s debut. 5 LSU 16-14

The Aggies defense sacked Rosen fives time.

Quarterback Trevor Knight, on the other hand, was spectacular for the Texas A&M Aggies in his debut. Wisconsin over No. The Spiders scored twice before the Cavaliers ran an offensive play from scrimmage, which proved doom in the long run.

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

Next: Texas A&M over UCLA

3. 3 Oklahoma 33-23

The Cougars dominated the line of scrimmage all game, only allowing 70 rushing yards and sacking quarterback Baker Mayfield five times. Harris threw two interceptions and couldn’t seem to put the Tigers in a position to win all game.

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. are forreal. He threw for 321 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.

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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.

Next: South Alabama over Mississippi State

Brandon Wilson’s 109 yard kick six return was also a key turn of events. Rosen threw three interceptions, including two by Aggies cornerback Justin Evans, in what was a forgettable start to his sophomore season.

The Tigers dropped their first season opener since 2004.

The South Alabama Jaguars were down 17-0 at halftime before scoring 21 points in the second half to shock the Bulldogs at home. South Alabama over Mississippi State 21-20

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

Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 138 yards but did not score a touchdown. was spectacular for the Cougars. It was the first victory for the Spiders against the Cavaliers since 1946.

5. 15 Houston over No. One things for sure: It was a rough Week 1 for the SEC.

2. The Spiders rushed for 187 rushing yards and passed for 337 yards through the air. If you saw the vicious cheap shot by Josh Boutte, you saw just how frustrating of a day it was for the Tigers.

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Richmond even managed to accumulate more first downs with 24, the Cavaliers had 19. The Cougars defense forced two fumbles as well.