College Football Week 8: 5 Upset Specials of the Day
One down, five to go go?
Last night in upstate New York, quarterback Ryan Nassib and the unranked Syracuse Orange stunned No. 15 West Virginia.
With a number of key matchups in Week 8, could there be more surprises on the horizon?
Here are five teams that should be on upset alert this Saturday.
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Don't look now, but Steve Sarkisian and the Washington Huskies are 5-1 with their lone loss coming at No. 13 Nebraska.
Stanford is 6-0, but they haven't faced anything remotely close to a test all season long.
The combined record of the Cardinal's opponents is 15-26 and their best win came against Washington State.
Yes, that Washington State.
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Everybody is waiting for the wheels to fall of at Clemson.
Is this the week it actually happens?
The Tigers suffered a major scare last weekend at Maryland and the 5-2 Tar Heels have given all of their opponents fits.
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Wisconsin's toughest test this season was Nebraska and the Badgers rolled in a game that turned out to be a dud.
In East Lansing this Saturday Night, Michigan State's stellar defense has a shot at proving the Badgers aren't for real and ruining Bucky's dream season.
Penn State Nittany Lions
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Like a lot of ranked teams, Penn State hasn't really proven anything yet this season.
The Nittany Lions failed to show up against Alabama and struggled with both Indiana (1-6) and Purdue (3-3) and their signature win came versus Iowa.
Northwestern seems too good to lose five in a row, which means Joe Paterno's squad better come to play Saturday night.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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Slowly but surely, Georgia Tech's option attack is failing to produce.
The Yellow Jackets got off to a white-hot 3-0 start before limping to three close wins and a loss at Virginia last weekend.
If Maryland and Virginia (21 points each) could shut down Paul Johnson's high-powered option attack, there's no reason to believe that the super-fast, ultra-athletic 'Canes can't do the same.