One day, these upsets will have real significance. Hopefully soon, they will really matter. Maybe not too many years down the road, Boise State knocking off Florida State or Georgia State upending Tennessee or Memphis toppling Ole Miss or Wyoming defeating Missouri, will give these Group of Five programs real hope they can be this year’s Cinderella, a mythical figure that doesn’t exist in this sport. For now, until we get a real playoff system that includes the little guy — like March Madness so smartly does — those schools will have to settle for lesser prizes. A shot at a New Year’s Six bowl and being the story of college football’s opening weekend, along with Auburn’s last-second victory over Oregon, will have to do. The only ranked team to lose were the Ducks. Of the others, there were only a few close calls, No. 8 Florida surviving Miami and No. 21 Iowa State nipping Northern Iowa, another Group of Five program, in triple overtime. It was as lopsided as suggested on paper. Besides the Oregon-Auburn prime-time showdown, the Group of Five schools made it a memorable Saturday. They gave you a reason to rush to your television set or… Read full this story
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