Winning in college football often comes down to a matter of inches and execution.
Boise State knocked off Oklahoma in 2007 in one of the most shocking upsets in history by virtue of excellent execution on the old "statue of liberty" play.
Georgia lost to Alabama in the 2012 SEC title game when the Bulldogs couldn't successfully gain the last few yards needed for a touchdown.
Little actions, performed by incredible athletes at high rates of speed, can mean the difference between a national title and relative obscurity.
The 25 players, coaches and teams listed here have the greatest chance at surprising this season and leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of college football.