5. Notre Dame vs. Pitt, Nov. 3
Paired up against a struggling Pitt team, Notre Dame’s road to the Coliseum and an undefeated regular season seemed pave. But Ray Graham the Panthers befuddled the Fighting Irish through three quarters, leaving a stunned Notre Dame Stadium near silence. That was,
4. Louisiana Tech vs. Utah State, Nov. 17
Long the sufferer of heartbreaking losses, Utah State arrived in Ruston with the chance to inflict some heart ache of its own on a Louisiana Tech with BCS aspirations. Utah State went up big early, only to watch Louisiana Tech come roaring back. Were the Aggies headed to another heartbreak?
3. Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 24
Bedlam, indeed. This year’s installment of the annual in-state rivalry was a scoring slugfest that saw the Cowboys jump to two different double digit leads. But Oklahoma forced overtime on Blake Bell’s touchdown rush in the final seconds forced overtime, where Brennan Clay sealed the Sooner win.
2. Stanford vs. Oregon, Nov. 17
Remember that mention of Stanford’s knack for appearing overtime games? The Arizona and Notre Dame contests were a test run for the Cardinal’s Pac-12 North-winning defeat of Oregon. Stanford stifled the mighty Duck offense in a 17-14 upset.
1. Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Nov. 10
The legend of Johnny Manziel was cemented in Texas A&M’s upset of top ranked Alabama. The Aggies rolled into Tuscaloosa and confounded the Tide faithful, scoring 20 straight with the spread offense. But Alabama rallied to force the year’s most exciting finish.