Wow, what a Week 3 for the Group of Five. Of course the top highlight was BYU’s 24-21 upset over AP #6 Wisconsin. But San Diego State also beat a AP Top 25 team in #23 Arizona State 28-21.
North Texas throttled Arkansas, while Akron and Temple defeated two Big 10 foes on the road.
In total, there was nine G5 teams that beat their Power 5 opponents this week so picking just five games this week was very tough. But I narrowed it down to my my Top 5 and added the other four games as bonuses.
The Big 10 was the big G5 upset culprit as it had five of the nine wins for the G5.
In addition, there were a three G5 versus G5 games that caught my attention including Army West Point defeating previously undefeated Hawai’i and a MAC opener between two previous 2-0 squads in Buffalo defeating Eastern Michigan and Arkansas State winning at Tulsa. So there are a multiple more bonus picks as well.
Click on the score for a detailed recap of each game and the video to see highlights.
1. BYU 24 Wisconsin 21 (Madison, Wis.)
2 San Diego State 28 Arizona State 21(San Diego, Calif.)
3 North Texas 44 Arkansas 17 (Fayetteville, Ark.)
4 Akron 39 Northwestern 34(Evanston, Ill.)
5 Temple 35 Maryland 14h(College Park, Md.)
Bonus G5 wins over P5
Fresno State 38 UCLA 14 (Pasadena, Calif.)
Nevada 37 Oregon State 35 (Reno, Nev.)
South Florida 25 Illinois 19 (Chicago, Ill.)
Troy 24 Nebraska 19 (Lincoln, Neb.)
Top 3 G5 vs. G5
Army 28 Hawai’i 27 (West Point, N.Y.)
Buffalo 35 Eastern Michigan 28 (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Arkansas State 29 Tulsa 21 (Tulsa, Okla.)
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