College Football: 5 Upsets That Will Happen in 2012

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College Football: 5 Upsets That Will Happen in 2012
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To defeat or overthrow an opponent that is considered more formidable, as in war, politics, or sports. That, my friends, is the definition of "upset," via Dictionary.com.

From August through January, nothing depicts this definition better than the college football season. There was bottom feeder Texas Tech beating No. 1 Oklahoma 41-38 on a stormy October Saturday night last year. There are little-known FCS schools that shock the world, like James Madison beating No. 13 Virginia Tech in 2010 or Appalachian State's 34-32 win at "The Big House" against No. 5 Michigan.

The college football season is a soap opera that never fails to have a handful of teams overthrow a superior team. This year will be no different. Here are my five matchups that will result in the underdog's  name in headlines nationwide. 

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