The big upset is part of the fabric that makes sports what they are. The impact of an upset is magnified in college football, where one loss can ruin a season.
Every year, upsets are unavoidable. A Texas Tech team that would finish 5-7 walked into Norman on a stormy Saturday night and stunned No. 3 Oklahoma. Four weeks later, 5-4 Iowa State rallied from a 17-point deficit to all but eliminate No. 2 Oklahoma State from the national title discussion.
There's no formula for predicting an upset. Nevertheless, I've come up with 10 games that could shake the college football world in 2012, including one before September even starts.