Celebrating the weekend's losers, on the scoreboard and in spirit.
• Kiehl or be Kiehl'd. Contrary to the assessment of most
For the game, he finished 13-of-22 passing for 125 yards and three interceptions, and Auburn did not come close to scoring an offensive touchdown in a 28-10 loss.
• Badger Breakdown. For some measure of how bad
• Release the Ficken!… Oh, we're not allowed to do that in college? In August,
• LOWLIGHT HALL OF FAME:
Sporting of the
• Pitt of Despair.
This on top of two turnovers (one fumble, one interception) that set up Bearcat points and a general lack of execution. It's one thing to get beat by an opponent who's bigger, stronger, faster and executing better than you. It's another to give a conference rival with ostensibly equal talent the gift of dumb mistakes.
• WORST GAME OF THE WEEK:
Savannah State limped into Tallahassee the much-pitied victim of an 84-0 thrashing at the hands of
Of course, a little rain wouldn't have stopped a heavily anticipated FSU-West Virginia showdown, but for this one, if they hadn't been presented with a convenient excuse to shut it down, they would have had to invent one.
On the other hand: The Tigers covered, baby!
• WORST PLAY OF THE WEEK:
In fact, tactically speaking, Mizzou had the numbers on the edge – three blockers against one defender – but realistically speaking, the Tigers never had a chance. From there, UGA kicked a gimme field goal and went on to score the game's final 17 points en route to a comfortable, 41-20 win, and the myth of "Grown Man Football"was born. (Let the record show that the side thumping its chest as "Grown Men" in this case has lost nine consecutive games to teams that finished ranked in the final polls. Nice slogan, though.)
• DEMERITS. Also coming for scorn this week:
• DREADFUL DOZEN. The worst of the worst, in ascending order…
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1. UMass (0-2).
3. Colorado State (1-1). It's going to be a long year in the Rocky Mountain State.
8. Pittsburgh (0-2). Pitt laid an egg against Youngstown State on opening day, and proceeded to lay another one on national television Thursday in their Big East opener at Cincinnati. Memo to Panthers: You may play in an NFL stadium, but you don't get a preseason. (And we can all see you. Pull it together.)
11. Houston (0-2). Losing by single digits to
12. Kansas (1-1). Jayhawks are feeling optimistic about the direction of the program under first-year coach Charlie Weis, who has overhauled the roster and… yep, they just lost to
Next week in the Worst: Akron gets its best chance for a win against Morgan State, and Idaho goes to