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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. It’s

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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.

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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks LSU vs. Arkansas Razorbacks football

ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt made college football predictions Thursday during his “SportsCenter” segment “Winner$.” He made predictions about eight games, and one of the games was Arkansas at LSU. 

The game is scheduled to start Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

LSU enters the matchup 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the SEC. The Arkansas Razorbacks come into the game 6-3 overall and 2-3 in the SEC.

On Thursday night, Arkansas is a 2.5-point favorite against LSU, according to Tipico Sportsbook

Scott Van Pelt picks LSU vs. Arkansas football

Sportscaster Scott Van Pelt chats with fans courtside in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Maryland and Michigan State, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Scott Van Pelt picked LSU to cover the 2.5-point spread. 

“I can’t pass on the Bayou Bengals getting some candy at home at night in Baton Rouge,” Van Pelt said. 

Van Pelt then played an audio clip of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron saying, “Go Tigers.” He followed that with an audio clip of Arkansas head coach

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Anthony Brasco circus catch keys Middletown South NJ football win

STAFFORD — It was a circus catch worthy of ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Running a fade pattern down the left sideline, Middletown High School South senior Anthony Brasco tipped the ball away from his defender, tipped it again toward himself and, somehow retaining his balance, hauled it in behind Southern’s defense, racing ahead for a 51-yard touchdown as the visiting bleachers exploded in delight and disbelief.

That third-quarter score provided the margin of victory as Middletown South edged Southern 21-14 Friday night, improving to 5-0 and clinching the outright title of the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division.

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Middletown South football coach Steve Antonucci (left) addresses his players after the win over Southern

“That was an amazing play,” fellow senior Jack Willi said. “The joke about Anthony in practice is he doesn’t drop balls — because he doesn’t, no matter what. I’ve been in coverage against him before and it’s so frustrating, because you do everything you can and he still

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