In a week in college football that featured more uninteresting matchups than the first round of the CBI, let’s see how the Bottom 10 fared.
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1. Massachusetts (0-4): UMass lost to Vanderbilt 24-7. The Minutemen play home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Somehow no one has ever mistaken them for the New England Patriots.
2. FIU (0-4): FIU fell to Louisville 72-0. When you give up more points to the Louisville football team than the Louisville basketball team sometimes puts up, it’s not good.
3. Georgia State (0-4): The Panthers lost a tight one on Saturday to Jacksonville State. Having to play at home may have been the difference.
4. Western Michigan (0-4): Lost to Iowa 59-3 in a game that felt more like 159-3.
5. Hawaii (0-3): The Rainbow Warriors hit the soft part of their schedule without missing a beat, losing to Nevada.
6. Idaho (0-4): One more loss and the Potato Growers Association plans to issue a statement distancing itself from the Vandals program.
7. New Mexico State (0-4): The Aggies gave up several quick scores to UCLA on Saturday. Hmm, where have I seen that before?
8. Southern Mississippi (0-3): For the Golden Eagles it doesn’t get any easier from here — wait, they play Florida International in a couple of weeks, so it does get easier.
9. San Diego State (0-3): The Aztecs lost to Oregon State 34-30. If moral victories counted, the team would be 1-2. Alas, they do not, and San Diego State remains winless.
10. Savannah State schedule makers: On Saturday, Savannah State bowed to Miami 77-7 with the Hurricanes favored by 60. Last year, it lost to Oklahoma State 84-0 and Florida State 55-0 in a game called in the third quarter due to inclement weather. I’m looking into rumors that the school-always-in-search-of-a-payday is trying to schedule the Baltimore Ravens.
Others receiving votes: Austin Peay, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, lightning delays, Twitter, Facebook, Jim Cantore, secret recordings, the “F” word, Nebraska-Iowa Bigfoot coverup?, Miami (Ohio).