When the dust finally settled early Sunday morning, it was pretty clear that Week 2 of the 2013 college football season might be remembered as “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Yes, while there was lots to love about the generous gridiron buffet this past weekend, the tastiest bits—depending on where you hail from—may have been the compelling upsets of USC and Texas.
Whether these two defeats will bring down the careers of Lane Kiffin and Mack Brown is yet to be seen, but what is known is that it took some unbelievable individual performances to make the upsets a reality.
And this is the underlying story of every final score that flashes across the bottom of our television screens. It tells the tale of the singular player who overcomes all odds to pull off one of the best performances in a delicious chapter of college football.
To these guys—big and small—we tip the proverbial hat of an appreciative nation.