We saw several unexpected blowouts during yesterday's exciting college football slate, creating plenty of reason to be concerned for the teams that found themselves on the losing end. Here are the three teams that were complete and total disasters yesterday:
The Bulldogs came into Saturday's game as the favorite to beat Alabama at home - the first time the Crimson Tide had been a betting underdog in a game since 2009 - but they fell flat on their face. After a sloppy start, Alabama scored 35 unanswered points to take a commanding lead that essentially ended the game halfway through the third quarter.
Georgia turned the ball over four times, committed eight penalties, and allowed Alabama's offense to gain nearly 400 yards even though most of the game was played in a torrential downpour. Head coach Mike Richt has been much maligned for his inability to win the "big game," and Saturday's game didn't do him any favors. The Bulldogs will definitely drop far in the rankings.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss was riding high as the No. 3 team in the country coming into their matchup against Florida on Saturday, but they were quickly brought back down to earth in the Swamp. The Rebels turned the ball over four times, only made five third-down conversions, and their vaunted defense allowed 355 yards of total offense to the Gators. As a result, they trailed 25-0 at half and were never able to recover.
Ole Miss looked like the favorite to win the SEC West prior to the game, but following that 38-10 beatdown to Florida, it looks like they'll be lucky to keep up with Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M.
Texas wasn't supposed to beat TCU, but they weren't supposed to get embarrassed, either. The Longhorns found themselves down 30-0 after the FIRST QUARTER and were never able to make a dent in the difference, losing 50-7 to the Horned Frogs. Texas' defense allowed over 600 yards, and they came into this season expecting to be the strength of this team.
Now sitting at 1-4, it's clear that the Longhonrs are one of the worst teams in the entire country, putting head coach Charlie Strong's future in serious question.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed