In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.
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Andrew Marty ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns while passing for another and Northwestern upset Illinois 29-10 on Saturday.
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Northwestern has had two one-win conference seasons in Pat Fitzgerald's 14 years as head coach. In both, the win came at Illinois in the season finale: 37-34 on 11/30/13 and 29-10 on 11/30/19. The Wildcats have won the last five Land of Lincoln trophy matchups (their longest win streak in the series) & are 10-4 vs. the Illini under Fitzgerald.
Nate Stanley threw for 308 yards and Keith Duncan kicked four field goals to set a new Big Ten single-season mark as No. 19 Iowa shut down Illinois, 19-10, on Saturday.
Two SEC offenses and two Big 12 defenses were on display Saturday, Illinois somehow rallied and P.J. Fleck proved his value.
The Tigers scored 46 points against Alabama's defense, P.J. Fleck and Minnesota upset Penn State, and a wild Saturday of college football turned normal realities upside down.
Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Barker with five seconds left, completing an incredible Illinois comeback to give the Illini a 37-34 victory over Michigan State on Saturday night.
Three defensive takeaways, including a pick-6, and timely offense carried red-hot Illinois past Rutgers 38-10 on Saturday.
Badgers tight end Jake Ferguson said the playing of "Jump Around" during and after road losses to Ohio State and Illinois definitely "stings" and that players won't forget.
Dre Brown ran for a career high 131 yards and Tony Adams returned an interception for a touchdown to help Illinois slosh through the rain Saturday for a 24-6 victory at Purdue.