After the first month of the 2012 college football season, fans have witnessed some big upsets. Who could forget the Ohio Bobcats beating the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium? Or the ULM Warhawks beating the Arkansas Razorbacks (even though that upset is increasingly diminished by the latter's fall from grace)?
Week 6 promises to be no different.
No. 21 Nebraska Huskers @ No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes
After sporting black helmets and coming back against Wisconsin for a homecoming win in Week 5, Nebraska heads east to Ohio State. The Huskers are looking to practice more consistency on offense.
The Buckeyes go into the game coming off a close win against Michigan State.
Braxton Miller will be the key to the game. If the Huskers can somewhat contain him, they should have a good chance to spring the upset in Columbus, Ohio.
No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats @ Penn State Nittany Lions
After quietly beating three BCS teams in the nonconference games, Northwestern has finally gotten some credit in the polls. The Wildcats may be overrated, and they almost lost to the perpetual Big Ten bottom-dweller Indiana Hoosiers.
Penn State came back from a slow start to win three straight games. The Nittany Lions boast a good defense while Northwestern has do-it-all player Kain Colter. If Penn State can shut down Colter, the Nittany Lions have a good shot of winning.
Arizona Wildcats @ No. 18 Stanford Cardinal
Stanford was already upset in Week 5 by the Washington Huskies. The Cardinal look to avoid losing two in a row against Rich Rod's Wildcats.
Arizona likes to fling the ball around but could have a hard time doing so against a good Stanford defense. Regardless, Rich Rod is giving Wildcat fans reason to believe once again.
Who has the best chance to pull the upset?
No. 17 Oklahoma Sooners @ Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech is one the more underrated teams in college football. The Red Raiders have compiled a 4-0 record, yet no one seems to notice. A win at home against the Sooners would help with the national perception.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has seemed off this season. The Sooners have shown to be overrated in the preseason once again. They can win the Big 12, and a win in Lubbock, Texas would give them some momentum heading into their annual duel with the Texas Longhorns.
No. 23 Washington Huskies @ No. 2 Oregon Ducks
Oregon was in a dogfight in the first half of its Week 5 game against the Washington State Cougars, before piling on the points in the second half.
Washington, meanwhile, knocked off Stanford.
The Huskies should prove to be a handful. This could end up becoming a shootout. If that happens, Oregon will most likely win. But the Huskies have a chance to pull two upsets in a row.