A Week To Forget: Upsets and Upsetting Lane Kiffin
If you're a fan of these teams (or one particular coach who managed to make it onto the list), get your tissues ready.
Purdue Boilermakers (Lost 44-7 vs. Nebraska) - Ever since taking Notre Dame to the wire a month ago, the Boilermakers have been awful. They've played good competition, but losing your last three games by a combined 99 points isn't a statistic anyone wants to be involved with. Nebraska walloped them by 37 this past weekend, and with Michigan State and Ohio State coming up, don't expect things to get any better.
Arkansas Razorbacks (Lost 52-7 vs. South Carolina) - With all the drama surrounding Jadeveon Clowney and South Carolina throughout the week, this was a great chance for the Razorbacks to pick up their first SEC win of the season. They did score the first seven points of the game, but the Gamecocks scored the final 52, which wasn't exactly what they were hoping for. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but.......now they have to travel to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama. That'll be game four of five straight against Top 25 SEC teams.
Michigan Wolverines (Lost 43-40 in 4OT at Penn State) - What a deflating loss for the Wolverines. It wasn't unfathomable that Michigan could run the table and meet Ohio State in an undefeated showdown in the final week of the season. That won't happen anymore though after losing one of the best games of the college football season against the Nittany Lions. This was the same Penn State team that lost by three touchdowns the week before against Indiana.
Georgia Bulldogs (Lost 41-26 vs. Missouri) - Even though some of us saw this one coming, it's still a week to forget for the Bulldogs simply because their loss to Missouri effectively ends their hopes of winning a national championship. They were never going to anyways with that defense, but when they won the thriller against LSU a few weeks ago, the possibility was there. However, too many key injuries at the wrong time have Georgia heading in the wrong direction.
Stanford Cardinal (Lost 27-21 at Utah) - All year long I've thought Stanford was the best team in the Pac-12. Yes, better than Oregon and UCLA. But this outing proved me wrong, as they dropped a game they shouldn't have against the Utes. Don't get me wrong, Utah is a good football team that made the plays they needed to make to win. But Stanford is the more talented team and should have been prepared given how well the Utes played UCLA the week before. Speaking of UCLA, that's who the Cardinal get next.
Lane Kiffin (Lost in general) - Poor Lane Kiffin. First he had to watch his former team score more points than they had all season in a win over Arizona on Thursday, and then he had to go on College Gameday on Saturday and get ridiculed by Washington fans. He did shoulder all of the blame for USC's demise, which was nice and human of him. Unfortunately, most people still dislike the guy.
Oklahoma Sooners (Lost 36-20 vs. Texas) - If you didn't see the game, don't let the score mislead you. The game was never this close. Texas came out and completely dominated the Sooners from start to finish, and if the offense keeps playing like this, good luck trying to outscore the likes of Texas Tech and Baylor in a couple of weeks. This was just a miserable performance all around for Bob Stoops and company. Luckily, Kansas is up next on the schedule. They typically heal all wounds.
Washington State Cougars (Lost 52-24 vs. Oregon State) - Heading into the fourth quarter against Oregon State on Saturday, Washington State had it all tied up at 24. And then, in a span of around eight minutes, the wheels completely fell off, which may or may not be the biggest understatement in history. The Cougars turned the ball over on all five of their possessions in the fourth quarter, allowing Oregon State to score 28 straight and win it 52-24. As legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy would say, "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast."
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