It happens at least once every season. There were a shocking five major upsets in Week 7:
- The #25 Missouri Tigers knocked off #7 Georgia Bulldogs 41-26 in Athens.
- The unranked Texas Longhorns put a 36-20 beatdown on the #12 Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl.
- The #19 Northwestern Wildcats lost 6 – 35 to the unranked Wisconsin Badgers.
- The unranked Penn State Nittany Lions squeaked out a 43-40 quadruple-overtime victory at home against the #18 Michigan Wolverines.
- The #5 Stanford Cardinal lost to the unranked Utah Utes 27-21.