College Football Week 2 Picks: Projecting Unavoidable Upsets This Weekend

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 4, 2012

Sep 1, 2012; Lincoln, NE, USA;  Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini leads his team onto the field before the game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE
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Every week in the fall, it seems one or two College Football powerhouses fall to an underdog.

This is called an upset, and you can bet Week 2 will feature a number of them as some teams begin to find their footing and others are bound to slip up.

It doesn't matter where, when, or who—it's guaranteed to happen. 

Here are the most likely upsets this weekend. Better yet, we'll call them the most unavoidable upsets for Week 2. 


Oregon State Over No. 13 Wisconsin

The Badgers struggled mightily at home in their opener against Northern Iowa, winning 26-21, despite leading 19-0 early in the third quarter.

Wisconsin will travel to the West Coast to take on Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday.

OSU's season-opening matchup with Nicholls State was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac last week, so the Beavers will be extremely pumped up to take on a Top 25 team on their home field to kick off the fall. 

Not to mention, Wisconsin won't see them coming after having beaten them 35-0 in Madison a year ago. 

Corvallis is like the Bermuda Triangle of College Football: ranked teams go there and disappear, usually reemerging only after an epic upset suffered at the hands of the Beavers.


Miami (FL) Over No. 21 Kansas State 

The Hurricanes are poised for revenge after losing to Kansas State 28-24 at home last season. 

Kansas State will host Miami on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, where they beat Missouri State 51-9 last weekend. 

The Hurricanes are coming off a strong performance on the road at Boston College, during which they put up 41 points on the Eagles. 

I'm warning you, don't underestimate Al Golden and Miami this season.

They may not be ranked, but they boast offensive studs in quarterback Stephen Morris and running back Duke Johnson, who rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns against BC. 


UCLA Over No. 16 Nebraska 

Like Wisconsin, No. 16 Nebraska will be on the road taking on a team from a power conference. 

The Cornhuskers will head to California to square off with the UCLA Bruins, who are coming off a 25-point road win at Rice, and will have a rowdy crowd to welcome them home on Saturday. 

With Taylor Martinez and Nebraska looking ahead to a three-game home stretch after Week 2's showdown with UCLA, expect the Cornhuskers to struggle on the road against an underrated Bruins team.

UCLA ranks fourth in the nation in rushing offense after the first week of the season. Senior Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three scores against Rice last Thursday despite touching the ball just 15 times. 


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