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College Football World Reacts To Alabama’s Stunning Upset Win

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young celebrates in the 2021 SEC Championship.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young celebrates in the 2021 SEC Championship.

Taking down the No. 1-ranked, undefeated Georgia Bulldogs, No. 3 Alabama stunned the college football world with a 41-24 blowout win in today’s SEC Championship game.

“Upset” is not exactly a word in the Crimson Tide’s vocabulary — except for today. As 6.5-point underdogs heading into the matchup, Nick Saban’s squad wasn’t favored for the first time in 92 straight contests.

Overcoming the odds, Alabama made relatively light work of a Georgia team that dominated through the entirety of the 2021 regular season.

The college football world took to Twitter with their reactions to this upset victory.

This victory for the Crimson Tide came in large part due to the potentially Heisman-clinching performance for Bama quarterback Bryce Young. Throwing 26/44, the star signal caller collected 421 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions through the air. He also took to

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College Football World Shocked By Saturday Night Upset

An interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.

An interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.

In a season full of upsets, the craziest of them all just took place moments ago.

The Kansas Jayhawks, with their backs against the wall, shocked the Texas Longhorns in overtime 57-56 in Austin Saturday night.

Texas took the early 56-49 overtime lead, meaning Kansas needed to respond with a touchdown and extra point to send it to a second overtime. Lance Leipold had other plans in mind.

After scoring a touchdown to pull within a point, Leipold elected to go for two. The gamble paid off. Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels found an open man in the end-zone for the walk-off two-point conversion.

Rock Chalk, Jayhawks.

What a win for a Kansas program at the lowest of lows over the past decade. Somehow, Texas might be even lower at this point.

The Longhorns have now lost their fifth straight game.

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The college football world reacts to Kansas’ stunning 57-56 overtime upset at Texas

Kansas football took down Texas, 57-56, in overtime on Saturday.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And this was a football game, to be clear.

Saturday marked Kansas’ first Big 12 win since 2008 against Iowa State, and it sure was a game to remember.

Kansas led by multiple touchdowns through much of the second half before allowing a game-tying touchdown in the final minutes, which sent the game to overtime at 49-all.

Texas started with the ball in overtime and quickly scored a touchdown, taking a 56-49 lead. After a Kansas touchdown made the score 56-55, Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold opted to play it aggressive and go for the win rather than a tying extra point. Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels scrambled and found Jared Casey in the end zone for the winning two-point conversion.

More: Kansas football beat Texas in overtime. Here’s what we learned from the Jayhawks’ upset

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SMH at SMU; guest picker Ken Jeong gives College GameDay hangover

Welcome to the sixth edition of the 2021 report card, where you will find a more light-hearted look at each weekend in college football. Grades are handed out where it’s deemed appropriate.

There is no grading on a curve here, so failing marks have zero chance of being reversed and passing ones are handed out less frequently. (Again, reminding people that emails and complaint tweets will be deleted).

Last week’s failing grades went to Colorado State’s confused field goal unit. Passing grades went to Kansas’ shameless promotion in their near upset of Oklahoma and Mike Leach with the take of the year concerning candy corn and gummy bears.

The Week 9 analysis of how fans, teams, players and coaches fared:

Scouting report fail

Houston cornerback Marcus Jones had eight kickoff and punt return touchdowns in his career entering Saturday’s game against SMU. Everyone had to know that stat. The coaches,

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