Over the weekend, more previously top ranked teams such as Kansas State and Oregon experienced upsets, shifting the BCS standings once again and leaving Notre Dame at the top of the pack. Check out the highlights from those games and more below:
Virgina had a shot at a bowl game after back-to-back wins against NC State and Miami, but due to North Carolina’s strong defense, the Cavaliers were defeated by the ineligible Tar Heels, 37-13.
Florida State running back Devonta Freeman ran for 148 yards, two touchdowns on 16 carries, and 77 rushing yards in the first half alone to help the Seminoles effortlessly defeat the Maryland Terrapins, 41-14.
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris threw for over 400 yards and three additional receivers went for over 100 yards to help the Hurricanes crush USF and prevent the Bulls from securing a bowl game for the second season in a row, 40-9.
No. 21 Oklahoma State wide receiver Isaiah Anderson scored three first-half touchdowns and made four catches for 174 yards while the Cowboy’s defense held Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege to just 5-of-12 passing for 30 yards and an interception, defeating the Red Raiders, 59-21.
No. 13 Oklahoma and West Virginia combined to score 31 points in the fourth quarter alone, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills in the game’s final 26 seconds and after West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith failed to secure a Hail Mary pass, which landed two yards from the end zone, the Sooners defeated the Mountaineers, 50-49.
Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager kept No. 6 Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein at bay and with the addition of an impressive 80-yard touchdown by Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, the Bears offensive line proved too much for the Wildcats and Kansas State was unexpectedly upset, 52-24.
Temple running back Montel Harris set both a school and Big East record over the weekend, accumulating 351 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns to help the Owls defeat the Army Black Knights, 65-32.
Syracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon assisted quarterback Ryan Nassib with a 17-yard touchdown with only 20 seconds left and the Orange were pushed in the lead to narrowly defeat the Missouri Tigers, 31-27.
No. 18 Rutgers running back Savon Huggins carried the ball 41 times for 179 yards and the Scarlet Knights held Cincinnati to a shutout until kicker Tony Miliano secured a 36-yard field goal, but Rutgers was still able to defeat the Bearcats, 10-3.
No. 19 Michigan impressively scored six touchdowns on each of its six first drives and quarterback Devin Gardner also collected three passing and three rushing touchdowns and threw for 314 yards to help defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 42-17.
Although Northwestern star running back Venric Mark experienced an injury that prevented him from playing the entire second half, the Wildcats outgained the Spartans 419-303 and Northwestern narrowly defeated Michigan State, 23-20.
Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson set a single-season receptions record in the first quarter over the weekend while quarterback Matt McGloin set a school record for yards in a single season and career touchdowns to help the Nittany Lions defeat the Indiana Hoosiers, 45-22.
Although No. 25 Washington had a slow start against Colorado, quarterback Keith Price led with a career-high five touchdowns in the game’s second half and the Huskies defeated the Buffaloes, 38-3.
No. 17 UCLA running back Jonathan Franklin secured a 29-yard touchdown run with 4:02 left in the game and cornerback Sheldon Price blocked a 38-yard field goal attempt made by USC to ultimately defeat the Trojans, 38-28.
No. 5 Oregon and No. 8 Stanford both showed strong defense, but due to a 37-yard field goal made by Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson, the Oregon Ducks were upset in overtime, 17-14.
After their first loss of the season, No. 2 Alabama made a comeback and after giving only 163 yards of total offense to West Carolina while collecting 460 yards of offense, the Crimson Tide won a shut out, 49-0.
No. 9 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was 14-of-20 passing for 267 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries to help the Aggies defeat the Sam Houston State Bearcats, 47-28.
After three straight losses, Mississippi State made a comeback and quarterback Tyler Russell scored 38 unanswered points – 28 of which came in the second half – to help the Bulldogs defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 45-14.
Maryland and Rutgers have announced today that they will be making the transition to the Big Ten and in the upcoming Thanksgiving week, we have a number of games to look forward to during the holidays. What game are you most excited about?