1. On any given Saturday…apparently anyone can lose a game. In a week of shocking upsets, top 25 casualties included No. 12 Oklahoma losing to Texas, No. 7 Georgia losing to Missouri, No. 5 Stanford losing to Utah and No. 18 Michigan losing to Penn State in quadruple overtime. Expect a huge shakeup in the rankings and should set up a possible huge matchup between Miami and Florida State, who will both likely be in the top 10 together for the first time since 2005.
2. It wasn’t just upsets…some teams got some scares too. Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies got past Ole Miss, Clemson survived against Boston College and Baylor took care of business against Kansas State.
3. Lame…I mean, Lane Kiffin admits mistakes. Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin admitted to ESPN’s Chris Fowler that he made some mistakes in his coaching career. There is your 2013 Understatement Of The Year.
4. Mack Brown might have saved himself from getting fired. And the best part of the whole thing might be Skip Bayless boldly predicting that his Oklahoma Sooners would win and hoped they didn’t cause the firing of Mack Brown. “Thanks to Mack, I no longer fear Texas” were his words on twitter. It was great to see Skip eat his words. Congrats to the Longhorns for keeping their season alive.
5. The Heisman race is heating up. Johnny Manziel has some competition in the Heisman voting this year with some other guys having stellar seasons like Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, FSU’s Jameis Winston and Ohio St’s Braxton Miller. Interestingly enough, there aren’t many candidates outside of the quarterback position. Georgia’s Todd Gurley has been injured and Alabama’s TJ Yeldon isn’t putting up the numbers that his predecessors (Mark Ingram and Eddie Lacy) had put up by this point in the season.