Last weekend was nice, right? You mowed the lawn. Maybe ran some errands. College football was quiet. Then boom! this weekend happens and it's back to the insanity of a few weeks ago and the entirety of the 2007 season.
No. 5 Texas took down No. 1 Oklahoma in a big way today, winning 45-35 behind a dogged second-half showing. No. 2 Alabama had the decency to sit this week out while No. 3 LSU was taken to the woodshed by Florida in The Swamp 51-21. Elsewhere, No. 4 Missouri now shoulders that "fraud" albatross after Oklahoma State slowed down Chase Daniel and emerged victorious 28-23.
For good measure, No. 7 Texas Tech barely survived a home scare against lowly Nebraska, winning in overtime 37-31.
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You know what this means?
Paranoia. Alabama, Texas, Penn State, USC, BYU and Georgia by virtue of victories today are now on upset watch, that's what it means. And when half of them lose in the coming weeks, then what?
I can't stress it enough, these upsets make for great TV but only cloud the title picture and if they happen enough, create second and third opportunities for teams that probably should have been out of the title race (ahem, LSU last year with two losses). How much disorder should we tolerate?