Sometimes a loss is just a loss. There are even times when a loss is expected. However, sometimes a loss comes out of nowhere in the type of game that is just so bad that the coaches burn the game film and take hour-long looks in the mirror. These four teams fall into the latter category.
The Canes were utterly annihilated on Saturday in a 58-0 home debacle against #6 Clemson that could very well spell the end of the Al Golden era on South Beach. Alumni have gone from grumbling to brashly calling for his head after Miami mustered just 146 yards of offense and six total first downs in front of a sparse, boo-laden home crowd. The "Fire Golden" chants began early in this one and will likely echo until he's finally deposed.
Kansas State has been riddled by injuries all year long, but that's still not an excuse for following up last week's 55-0 home embarrassment against Oklahoma with a 23-9 loss to a Texas Longhorns team that is just two weeks removed from being in full bomb shelter mode. Longhorns backup QB Tyrone Swoopes led a Texas running attack that ran on nearly every play of the first half, consistently pushing back the K-State front seven and taking firm control of a game that the Wildcats absolute should have had.
The Auburn Tigers' fall from national title contender to SEC also-ran is complete. We're going "glass nearly empty" on Saturday's 54-46 four-OT loss to Arkansas for two reasons -- 1) They gave up 54 to Arkansas (!?!?!) & 2) THEY LOST TO ARKANSAS. Razorbacks HC Bret Bielema hasn't been able to coach his way out of a paper bag this year, but somehow his team looked like an offensive juggernaut with four-straight OT touchdowns against a shellshocked Tigers D.
Missouri was the class of the SEC East in 2013 and 2014. Well, that's over. Vanderbilt's Derek Mason picked up his first-ever SEC win in a 10-3 snoozer against Mizzou -- a game in which Missouri mustered only 188 yards of total offense. From SEC East penthouse to Vandy's doormat, the fall has been a hard one for Gary Pinkel's boys.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed