Sometimes a loss is just a loss. However, sometimes a loss is a great big pile of sadness and anguish which makes fans of a college football team head out to the bars REALLY early on a Saturday night. These next five teams suffered those types of losses.
Want to know a not-so-great way to follow up the most embarassing big-game loss your program has seen in years? How about squandering a 24-3 2nd quarter lead to a Vols team that just loss to Bret Bielema of all coaches. Things don't look to get much better for UGA after RB Nick Chubb went down with a gruesome leg injury early on Saturday.
The Jayhawks are 0-5 after today's 66-7 loss to Baylor in large part to the 644 yards of total offense they gave up to the Bears. Two quarterbacks (Seth Russell, Jarrett Stidham) threw five combined touchdowns against a Jayhawks secondary which wouldn't be able to hack it in Texas prep football, let alone in the Big 12.
Overrated much? The #13 Wildcats came into today's game with #18 Michigan feeling fantastic with a 5-0 record to their credit. They came out of it looking shellshocked and overmatched after taking a 38-0 punch to the jaw from a streaking Wolverines team. For the one person in America who did it as a lark -- cross out Northwestern on your preseason College Football Playoff pick'em office pool sheet.
Mike Riley's Huskers have lost FOUR games in the most brutal of fashions this year -- a Hail Mary to BYU, an aborted OT comeback against Miami, on a touchdown on the last play of scrimmage agaisnt Illinois and on a last-minute field goal today in a game they had salted away against Wisconsin. There's snake-bitten and there's CHOKING in the clutch. Nebraska's season falls in the latter category.
The #10 Sooners were picked by many to roll over the Texas Longhorns by approximately a KAJILLION points today. That didn't happen. Oklahoma's run game forgot to show up at the Cotton Bowl in a demoralizing 24-17 loss to a Texas team that already has had a litany of eulogies written for its season. Boo(ooooooooooo)mer....Back to the NCAA Newsfeed