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Upset Special: The Longest Game Ever?

October 25, 2021 Upset Special: The Longest Game Ever?

By: Carlos Alvarez

Illinois Shocks #7 Penn State in 9-Overtime Thriller, Iowa State Topples #8 OK State

It’s another shakeup in the top-10! Two top-10 teams went down by narrow margins on Saturday in college football, including a 9-OT upset — yes, nine overtimes! — between Illinois and No. 7 Penn State. Two new teams entered the top-10 while Alabama earned a jump over Oklahoma for the No. 3 spot. Here’s the latest:

 

AP Top-10

1. Georgia (7-0) | —

2. Cincinnati (7-0) | —

3. Alabama (7-1) | ↑1

4. Oklahoma (8-0) | ↓1

5. Ohio State (6-1) | —

6. Michigan (7-0) | —

7. Oregon (6-1) | ↑3

8. Michigan State (7-0) | ↑1

9. Iowa (6-1) | ↑2

10. Ole Miss (6-1) | ↑2

 

Full AP Top-25

 

Top-10 Highlights

#2 Cincinnati def. Navy (27-20)

#3 Oklahoma def. Kansas (35-23)

#4 Alabama def. Tennessee (52-24)

#5 Ohio State def. Indiana (54-7)

#6 Michigan def. Northwestern (33-7)

Illinois def. #7 Penn State (20-18, 9OT)

Iowa State def. #8 Oklahoma State (24-21)

#10 Oregon def. UCLA (34-31)

 

Additional Storylines

The Athletic: Illinois Stuns No. 7 Penn State (9-OT) in Longest Game in FBS History

ESPN: Alabama Jumps Oklahoma for No. 3 Spot in Latest Top-25 Poll

 

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