College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Pt. 1

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College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Pt. 1

As college football fans, we love to circle the marquee games for the upcoming season. It helps build up the anticipation to discuss the games that will define the season for our favorite teams.

But what we hope to avoid—at least for fans of powerhouse schools—are the unforeseen upsets. In recent years, upsets have become somewhat of an epidemic, from FCS power Appalachian State knocking off Michigan in the Big House to Louisiana-Monroe of the Sun Belt Conference defeating Nick Saban and Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

These games are the unpredictable ones—the ones that most of us already mark as a "W." But as many people will point out, parity has changed everything on the college football landscape.

This is Part One of a three-part series that I am compiling on the Top Five most likely upsets for the 2009 college football season. In this article/slideshow, I am listing five games involving Football Championship Subdivision [FCS] teams and non-BCS Football Bowl Subdivision [FBS] teams.

While it is most obvious that a FCS team could defeat a weak FBS team, in two of the five presented games the FBS team is a team that went to a bowl game during the 2008 season.

Keep in mind that these are simply games that have the best potential for an upset. I am not stating these will definitely occur.

So enjoy! Feel free to leave comments or suggestions of other potential upsets.

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