NCAA Saturday 4In a most unpredictable Saturday in September, there were several games that just did not come out as most of the experts had predicted.

Four big upsets on home Fields

Oregon State beat #19 UCLA (-11.5) 27-20

Pasadena, Calif. — The attention entering Saturday’s Oregon State-UCLA game was focused mainly on the Bruins’ offense, led by one of the country’s finest young quarterbacks and the nation’s leading rusher. The Beavers’ duo of Sean Mannion and Storm Woods stole the spotlight. Mannion passed for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns, Woods rushed for 96 yards and another score, and underdog Oregon State put the clamps on #19 UCLA in opening its Pacific 12 Conference season by beating the Bruins 27-20.

#15 Kansas State beat #6 Oklahoma (-14.5) 24-19

Norman, Okla. — For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.

Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and the Wildcats beat the Sooners 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.

Colorado beat Washington State 35-34.

Pullman, Wash. Jordan Webb scored on a 4-yard run in the final seconds, the last of three Colorado touchdowns in the final 7 minutes, to beat Washington State 35-34 on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams. Webb threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more for Colorado (1-3), which had been outscored by an average of 40-19 coming into the game.

Rutgers beat Arkansas 35-26

Fayetteville, Ark. — Gary Nova did his best to prove Rutgers is indeed for real. Nova was 25 of 35 passing for a career-best 397 yards and five touchdowns Saturday night to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 35-26 win over Arkansas. Tyler Wilson, returning after missing a loss to Alabama with a concussion, was 20 of 40 passing for 419 yards for Arkansas (1-3). Cobi Hamilton had 10 catches for a Southeastern Conference record 303 yards and three touchdowns for the Razorbacks.


#1 Alabama (-51.5) 40 – Florida Atlantic 7; the number one ranked Crimson Tide only won by 33 points instead of 51.5

#2 LSU (-17.5) 12 Auburn 10 the number two ranked Tigers of LSU only managed to be by SEC rival Auburn Tigers by just 2 points instead of the predicted 17.5.

#24 Boise State (-7.5) 7 – BYU 6 Brigham Young came within one point of beating the Cowboys who were favored by 7.5.

Baylor 47-ULM 42 The surprising ULM Warhawks gave the ACC Bears a run for their money in front of home crowd in Monroe, Louisiana and almost pulled it off.

#4 Florida State (-13.5) 49-#10 Clemson 37 This game just barely makes the list as a determined Clemson team stayed within 12 points defying a -13.5 favored Seminoles.

All in all, it was a wild Saturday of NCAA Football sending the odds makers back to their calculators and crystal balls.


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