Posted by Adam Jacobi
Earlier today, the college football world watched in rapt attention as Jacksonville State roared back from a 21-point deficit to upend Ole Miss in a 49-48 thriller. But back on the plains, another FCS school struck--though the outcome was hardly as big an upset.
The Kansas Jayhawks have just been upended in Lawrence by North Dakota State, 6-3. Yes, 6-3; neither team reached the end zone.
The thing of it is, unlike the ranked Jacksonville State, North Dakota State isn't particularly good. While they menaced decent Minnesota teams a few years ago (winning one game and losing the other 10-9), NDSU went only 3-8 last year, getting crushed by ISU in their only foray into FBS play.
Ah, but Kansas is horrible too, losing most of the key players and a head coach from a team that dropped its last seven games last season. If anything, the loss underscores just what a rebuilding effort Turner Gill has in front of him--not that his fans are going to be patient about it, if his vandalized Wikipedia entry has anything to do with it: