The biggest upset in all of college football this week had to be Old Dominion’s win over AP #13 Virginia Tech. It was an unlikely upset as the Monarchs came in winless at 0-3 coming into this home contest but likely found its starting quarterback of the near future.
Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa shredded the Hokies defense, throwing for 495 yards and four touchdowns.
Old Dominion had been outscored by a combined 53 points in three loses this season. The Monarchs went 5–7 in 2017, but notched one of the biggest upsets this season.
If it was not for Old Dominion, the biggest story may have been Army West Point’s near upset of AP #5. The Black Knights took the Sooners to overtime before Oklahoma prevailed in the extra period 28-21.
Two G5 vs. G5 match-ups also went to overtime in San Diego State prevailing over visiting Eastern Michigan and SMU did the same over AAC mate Navy.
My last of my Top 5 games was a come-from-behind victory by Cincinnati over Ohio as the Bearcats moved to 4-0 overall.
I also added a couple other games as bonus games that involved teams staying undefeated. UCF kept its undefeated mark against in-state out-of conference foe Florida Atlantic. North Texas did the same with a road blowout victory at Liberty. South Florida edged AAC rival East Carolina. And yet another P5 victory for the G5 with Buffalo staying undefeated with its throttling of the Big 10’s Rutgers.
Click on the score for a recap of the game and see the highlight video below the score.
1. Old Dominion 49 Virginia Tech 35 (Norfolk, Va.)
2. Oklahoma 28 Army West Point 21 (OT) (Norman, Okla.)
3. San Diego State 23 Eastern Michigan 20 (OT) (San Diego, Calif.)
4. SMU 31 Navy 30 (OT) (Dallas, Tex.)
5. Cincinnati 34 Ohio 30 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
BONUS GAMES INVOLVING G5 UNDEFEATED TEAMS
UCF 56 Florida Atlantic 36 (Orlando, Fla.)
North Texas 47 Liberty 7 (Lynchburg, Va.)
South Florida 20 East Carolina 13 (Tampa, Fla.)
Buffalo 42 Rutgers 13 (Piscataway, N.J.)
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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