This is an interesting edition of our weekly look at college football team disasters, as two of our four teams actually emerged victorious today. Why are they on the countdown, you ask? Keep reading as we present to you our list of the 4 College Football Teams Who Were Total Disasters Today.
The first of two Big 12 teams on this countdown who actually WON their games today, #8 Oklahoma State may have crippled their College Football Playoff hopes by almost letting a three-win Iowa State team run them out of Ames. The Cowboys rallied from down 24-7 and 31-21 to take down the Cyclones 35-31, but style points are critical right now for an undefeated Oklahoma State team that hasn't blown away the CFP committee as of yet. With no conference championship game to fall back on, the Cowboys have little room for error with home games against Baylor and Oklahoma remaining.
#15 TCU Horned Frogs
TCU followed up its first loss of the year by almost losing at home to a team that's quite possibly the worst in the entire FBS. After Trevone Boykin injured his right ankle before halftime, the Horned Frogs deflated enough to keep the Kansas Jayhawks around to stay in a 23-17 nail-biter of a win in Fort Worth. Now TCU has to move forward with both WR Josh Doctson and QB Trevone Boykin likely to be slowed by injuries. That's a harbinger of disaster to come if the rest of the team can't step up.
It's easy to look bad against Alabama, but Mississippi State really shot themselves in the foot on both sides of the ball in a 31-6 loss to the #2 Crimson Tide in Starkville. The offensive line allowed nine sacks on the day, turning Dak Prescott's day into a scramble for his life. The rush defense couldn't do much of anything against RB Derrick Henry, standing back while the Heisman contender racked up his second straight 200-yard game. The Bulldogs weren't favored to win this one, but they sure could have put up more of a fight.
Things looked rosy under interim head coach Larry Scott in tenure-opening wins over Duke and Virginia, but the Canes returned to their maddeningly inconsistent ways in Saturday's 59-21 blowout road loss to the #23 North Carolina Tar Heels. The Canes run defense gave up 100-yard running games to both Elijah Hood and Marquise Williams while surrending six scores on the ground in total. UNC rushed for nearly 300 yards on Miami, nullifying a 326-yard passing day by Miami QB Brad Kaaya by demoralizing the Canes with extended drive after extended drive. The Canes are bowl bound, but is anybody watching right now on South Beach?
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