Week 6 College Football Predictions: Red River Rivalry and Other Upsets

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIOctober 6, 2011

LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Red River Rivalry is one of the most prolific rivalries in all of college football. It also plays host to some of the greatest upsets in college football.

Either Texas or Oklahoma are usually ranked high, and sometimes both. The stakes are always high, and the Big 12 is usually on the line.

That's the beauty of college football, and that's the beauty of the upset.

Week 6 is going to be looked back on as a weekend that featured quite a few upsets. None will be more prolific than Texas beating Oklahoma though.

Here's that game and a few other upsets on the Week 6 schedule:

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Texas

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 10:  Backup quarterback Case McCoy #6 of the Texas Longhorns scrambles against the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas defeated BYU 17-16.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/G
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Case McCoy and the Longhorns have the home field advantage in this huge rivalry game, which I think will play a huge factor. Not only that, but the Sooners schedule has been incredibly vanilla so far this season. This is their first real test, and I don't think they are ready.

No. 21 Virginia Tech vs. Miami

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: Jacory Harris #12 of the Miami Hurricanes throws the ball prior to the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 17, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Miami isn't a great team by any stretch of the imagination, but they are a talented team with the capability to make big plays in big moments. The Hokies are coming off a big loss to Clemson, and I just don't think they will be able to bounce back. I think Jacory Harris has at least one more star-caliber game left in him.

No. 12 Michigan vs. Northwestern

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Dan Persa #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs against the Michigan State Spartans at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Michigan is easily the most overrated team in the country. They haven't played a single team worth anything this year, and their explosive offense is at best vanilla and simple. They may be able to get away with it against lesser teams, but bigger, faster and stronger teams can stop Denard Robinson. Factor in the return of Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa and I think we've got ourselves an upset.

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