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The two teams in the driver's seat for a BCS title match-up might have played themselves right out of consideration. Top-ranked Oregon and No. 2 Kansas State were stunning upset victims roiling the national championship picture.
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns to pace Baylor to a 52-24 upset of Kansas State. Lache Seastrunk added 185 yards rushing with an 80-yard score as the Bears again upset the BCS picture with a late-season victory.
The stunning loss came just a week after the 10-1 Wildcats took over the No. 1 spot in the BCS standings. It now looks like it's going to somebody else's turn at the top.
K-State quarterback Collin Klein may be a Heisman Trophy front-runner no more after throwing three interceptions and getting sacked twice while being pressured and harassed all night. He threw for 286 yards, but had only 39 yards on 17 carries.
The high-scoring Ducks offense was stifled by 14th-ranked Stanford 17-14 in overtime. Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal to win it after Oregon's Alejandro Maldonado hit the upright with his 41-yard overtime field goal attempt.
Oregon had the country's third-best rushing offense, averaging 325 yards a game. But Stanford held Ducks running back Kenjon Barner, who was averaging 136 yards rushing a game, to just 66 yards. Oregon managed only 198 yards on the ground.
If both Stanford and Oregon finish with wins in their final games next weekend, both will finish with one conference loss, which means Stanford will win the head-to-head matchup and go to the Pac-12 championship game for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.
Stanford (9-2, 7-1) will visit Pac-12 South champ UCLA, while 10-1 Oregon will play rival Oregon State.
That leaves Notre Dame as the only remaining eligible unbeaten left in the BCS battle. The Fighting Irish got three touchdown passes from Everett Golson in a 38-0 win over Wake Forest to keep alive Notre Dame's national championship hopes. Cierre Wood scored on a 68-yard run to help the third-ranked Irish improve to 11-0 and finish the season undefeated at home for the first time since 1998.
The Fighting Irish need to beat Southern California to finish a regular season undefeated for the first time since 1988, the last time they won a national championship.