Opinion: One wacky week



The BYU football helmet. (MGN)

Weber State University wasn’t the only team to walk away with a big win on Sept. 10. Week two of college football was filled with epic upsets and surprises with dominant teams falling to total underdogs. Here’s a look at some of the best matchups from Sept. 10.

Marshall University vs. the University of Notre Dame

Marshall University headed to Illinois to take on Notre Dame with only a 10% chance of beating the Fighting Irish. Despite the odds, Marshall put up a fight in the second quarter and continued testing Notre Dame until the last minute. The intense game ended with unranked Marshall defeating eighth-seeded Notre Dame 26–21.

Appalachian State University vs. Texas A&M University

With A&M entering the game with an 80% chance of winning, there didn’t seem to be much hope for the Mountaineers.

While this game was close, Appalachian State pulled away with a final score of 17–14. The Mountaineers held the Aggies to under 97 passing yards while their running back Cameron Peoples left the game with 112 yards.

Brigham Young University vs. Baylor University

This week was a crazy one for another Utah school. The Cougars game went into two overtimes and had fans at the edge of their seats.

The odds of the game were almost exactly 50/50, but BYU was viewed as the underdog. A neck-and-neck game till the very end, BYU was able to score a touchdown during the second overtime and beat the Bears 26–20.

University of Kentucky vs. the University of Florida

The 20th-seeded Kentucky Wildcats faced the 12th-seeded Florida Gators. While most believed Florida would dominate, this game proved to be close.

Both teams were tied after the first half, however, Kentucky’s defense shut down the Gators from scoring for the rest of the game. The Wildcats broke the tie on offense and won 26–16.