Celebrating the weekend's losers, on the scoreboard and in spirit.
Well, you did say you wanted to be more offensive…
LOWLIGHT HALL OF FAME:
Mr. Parker: For your absentminded gusto, we salute you. Towson bros: Get your heads in the game.
You say you're feeling a sudden burning sensation? N.C. State's
WORST PLAY OF THE WEEK: As outstanding as he was as a passer, Tyler Bray's LOL-worthy attempt at a quarterback sneak at the end of the first half against N.C. State could be used as a tutorial for "WHAT NOT TO DO" when handling the ball at the goal line:
Not that mattered in the end, but had Tennessee scored there, they would have gone into the half up two touchdowns, 29-14, and the
WORST GAME OF THE WEEK:
What's worse: That a Big Ten team needed three overtimes to put away a perennial doormat picked to finish at or near the bottom of the Mountain West? Or that the Gophers reacted to narrowly escaping an upset at the hands of said doormat like they'd just clinched a spot in the Rose Bowl? I guess after September losses to the likes of New Mexico State, North Dakota State and South Dakota over the last two years, you learn to appreciate the little things.
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Honorable mention: Oklahoma State played "at least" 19 walk-ons Saturday against Savannah State, and still had trouble putting on the brakes in an 84-0 debacle that should have been stopped by court order. Can anyone alive justify a reason this game was played?
WORST FAN OF THE WEEK: In fairness, this
The really bad part is, the way the
DEMERITS. Also coming in for scorn this week:
• Oklahoma's offensive line.
• Creepy Joe Paterno cutouts at Beaver Stadium.
• Paul Ryan's pregame pep talk.
WORST OF THE WORST. This week's Dreadful Dozen, in descending order:
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11. Maryland (1-0). When you play in the ACC, a "hard fought," 7-6 win over William & Mary is not a very good omen.