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BIG TEN’S BIG LOSSES

BYU pro­vided the season’s first shocker, one that could re­set the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off race and have long-term ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the Big Ten. The Cougars knocked off No. 6 Wis­con­sin as a three-touch­down un­der­dog. The Badgers were a pop­u­lar play­off pick, the over­whelm­ing fa­vorites in the Big Ten West and part of a group of five Big Ten teams that be­gan the season ranked in the top 15. Three have al­ready lost, with Wis­con­sin join­ing No. 19 Michi­gan and No. 25 Michi­gan State. It was a lousy day for the Big Ten. Nebraska fell to 0-2 un­der Scott Frost, fall­ing to Troy while play­ing a walk-on quar­ter­back. Plus, the con­fer­ence’s lower-level teams looked aw­ful with Rut­gers get­ting pounded by Kansas, Mary­land los­ing at home to Tem­ple and Illi­nois blow­ing a lead to USF.

BUSTED

No. 17 Boise State’s hopes of forc­ing its way into the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off con­ver­sa­tion were buried by No. 23 Ok­la­homa State. It was fun to con­sider what the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee would do with an un­beaten Boise State come Novem­ber. It seemed this might be a bit of a re­build­ing year in Still­wa­ter, with a new QB and top re­ceivers to break in. In­stead, Tay­lor Cor­nelius has picked up nicely at QB for Ma­son Ru­dolph. FS-EWWW

Wil­lie Tag­gart’s ten­ure at Florida State has started so poorly the new coach is al­ready fac­ing some­thing of a cri­sis. Florida State has not merely lost two of its first three games in year one for Tag­gart. Florida State has scored 10 points in two lop­sided ACC losses and needed a fourth-quar­ter come­back to beat FCS Sam­ford. Florida State was hideous, dis­or­ga­nized and pushed around at Syra­cuse. That’s a pro­gram com­ing off four straight los­ing sea­sons and with no vic­to­ries against FSU since it joined the ACC in 2013. AROUND THE COUN­TRY

For the sec­ond straight year, LSU ral­lied from be­hind to beat Auburn. That gives the 12thranked Tigers two high-qual­ity vic­to­ries — No. 7 Auburn and No.

21 Mi­ami — away from home. Maybe it’s time to get off coach Ed Org­eron’s back . ... Is los­ing to Troy so bad? Tro­jans coach Neal Brown, 38, now has mar­quee vic­to­ries against two Power Five blue bloods on his im­pres­sive re­sume . ... Kansas is back! For the first time since 2011 the Jay­hawks have a two-game win­ning streak.

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