ULM QB Kolton Browning scrambles for the winning score in OT against #8 Arkansas. Photo by AP

The Good
Louisiana-Monroe: With all respect to the other upsets, ULM’s OT thriller against #8 Arkansas takes the biggest one of the weekend title. What was even more shocking and gutsy was ULM going for the TD on 4th and 1 in OT when a FG could’ve tied it, but QB Kolton Browning was able to scramble 16 yards for the win. The Warhawks offense was able to put up 557 yards on an SEC ‘defense’.

Upset Saturday: ULM’s win over Arkansas might have grabbed the most headlines, but they weren’t the only shockers. Oregon State edged past #13 Wisconsin, #22 UCLA outlasted #16 Nebraska and Arizona blew by #18 Oklahoma State. These are the kind of games that make for the very best college football viewing.

The Bad
Welcome to the SEC: Not quite the debut that Missouri and Texas A&M were expecting. Georgia was able to pull away from Missouri after the Tigers made it close in the 3rd. Texas A&M got out to an early lead against Florida, but the Gator defense shut them down in the 2nd half. Their SEC schedule doesn’t get any easier, particularly for Mizzou, who has to travel to Columbia to face the Gamecocks in two weeks.

Big Ten: A 6-6 record this past weekend does nothing for the B1G’s prestige. Wisconsin and Nebraska did get shocked, but Purdue lost a close one to Notre Dame, Illinois got blown out by Arizona State and Iowa lost to Iowa State at home for the first time in 10 years. At least Indiana was able to beat UMass, right?

The Ugly
Penn State: Losing by just one point has to hurt, but perhaps the biggest story revolves around Nittany Lion kicker Sam Ficken. Shankapotomus only made 1 of 5 field goal attempts including the 4th with just 1 second left in the game that could’ve won it for his team.

Old Man Football: Not only did this comment by Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson give motivation to Georgia, but it sure will do the same for all the other SEC teams the Tigers have to play. Why he would even say something like that is mind-boggling. Yeah he was trying to talk trash, but at least make it something that you can back up.

Awards
The ‘Charlie Weis Ate My Cheeseburger’ Award for Defense: Oregon State. Holding a former Heisman finalist and one of the top RBs in the country to just 61 yards and no TDs will sure earn you this award. The Beaver defense’s performance is the main reason they will able to pull off this big upset.

The ‘Surely You Must Be Joking? No I’m Not And Stop Calling Me Shirley’ Offensive Performance Of The Week: Denard Robinson. He’s the biggest reason why Michigan was able to stymy an Air Force upset bid. He threw for over 200 yards and TD passes as well as rushing for over 200 yards and 2 rush TDs. That’s only the 5th time that’s been done since 1999. The last guy to accomplish that? Denard in 2010.

The ‘These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For’ Mystery Of The Week: Maryland. How is it that the Terps have the same amount of wins already that they had all of last season? They’ve committed 8 turnovers in those 2 wins and have at least a dozen freshmen either starting or as backups. Next week’s game against UConn in the ‘Randy Edsall Bowl’ could be winnabl, put them at 3-0 and be a major storyline in the ACC the rest of the season.