A Week to Forget: Georgia's Pain
So without any further ado, let's get to the teams that will remember Week 12 for all the wrong reasons.
West Virginia (L 31-19 at Kansas)
There are bad losses and then there are enormously bad losses. West Virginia allowed Kansas to win its first Big 12 game since 2010, which certainly qualifies as a horrendous loss by the Mountaineers. Keep in mind that this is the same West Virginia team that has beaten Oklahoma State and almost knocked off Texas last week. It didn't help that Jayhawk fans stormed the field and tore down the goalpost either.
Northwestern (L 27-19 in 3OT vs. Michigan)
Northwestern is simply cursed. There's no other way to explain this. After once again being seconds away from ending their miserable losing streak, the Wolverines lined up in a hurry and kicked a field goal as the clock ran out to send the game to overtime. Three OT's later, and the Wildcats were left winless yet again.
Miami FL (L 48-30 at Duke)
And the skid continues for the Hurricanes. With around 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Miami had a comfortable 17-7 lead. By the end of the third quarter, Duke had taken a 31-30 lead. Still possible for the Hurricanes to come back, right? Well, that certainly didn't happen as the Blue Devils put up 17 in the fourth to run away with the victory. There's no way Al Golden's team can lose to Virginia next week.
Virginia Tech (L 27-24 vs. Maryland)
Heading into this game, Maryland had been playing some atrocious football. Meanwhile, the Hokies had just pounded Miami and seemed to be heading in the right direction. So the outcome of this one was a little unexpected. Again, the Terps had lost three straight, including an abysmal outing against a bad Syracuse team a week ago. Virginia Tech had no business losing this game.
Stanford (L 20-17 at USC)
The Cardinal had an outside chance at playing for the BCS national title entering the weekend. But Andre Heidari crushed those hopes with a field goal to win it for the Trojans. Stanford simply had no answer for USC's defensive attack, with the turnovers certainly not helping matters. The loss obviously stings right now, but should Alabama, Florida State, or Ohio State slip up, it's going to sting a whole lot more.
Georgia (L 43-38 at Auburn)
If I'm Mark Richt, I'm not even sure what you say to your team after a loss like that. After trailing 37-17 with 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Aaron Murray rallied the Bulldogs to a 38-37 lead with less than two minutes to go in the game. Then, this happened:
Play of the year? Without a doubt.
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