It was the worst loss in the entire history of bowl games

That gives Liberty something to shoot for against Oregon.

It was just earlier this year (Jan 9) when Georgia had set the previous record for the widest margin of victory in a bowl game, by eviscerating TCU 65-7, so they now have the two highest margins of victory in the same calendar year!

9 thoughts on “It was the worst loss in the entire history of bowl games

  1. Maybe it’s just me, but when you have subject header that reads, “It was the worst loss in the entire history of bowl games,” it would be kind of nice to actually list, I dunno, the actual score of the game, what bowl game you’re talking about, and what teams were playing. I mean, yeah, there is Google, but I shouldn’t have to use that to find out what you are talking about, should I? Just a thought.

    1. I agree, Dr. Hackenbush. Heck, I don’t even know why UncleScoopy uses the term “bowl games”. I thought it was just called “bowling”.

    2. I think you can see from the text and the embed that it was Florida State against Georgia, and that the margin of victory had to be more than 58 points.

      I’m not sure that more details are needed in a game that really wasn’t a game at all! (Georgia actually used fourth string players at the end. I didn’t even know there was such a thing.)

  2. I think we are rapidly hurtling towards Big Time College Football (i.e., the Power 2 or 3) completely separating from the NCAA and starting their own organization. I mean, why would they want to have to follow the same restrictions as lacrosse and water polo (and essentially have their profits fund those other sports)?

    The only thing that would interfere with them becoming full-blown NFL-lite is Title IX, which would apply whether they were in the NCAA or not, but I’m sure they have enough friend in Congress to fix that.

    The only problem is that if you eliminate all the little sister teams, then the big guys spend all season playing each other. Tough to run up those gaudy records when you’re playing a peer almost every week.

    1. They could finish as low as 3-6. Alabama is facing the top-ranked team in the nation. 25th ranked Tennessee is facing a team in the top twenty. Only LSU seems to have a cakewalk, but Wisconsin is not such a bad team either.

      But there are mitigating factors: (1) seven of their nine teams played nationally ranked teams, including four of the top ten; (2) their teams that played top ten opponents all won (so far); (3) that means all of their good teams (those with winning conference records) won.

      I’d say 3-0 against the nation’s top ten teams is not so bad.

      Georgia held a team that thought it should be national champions to 3 points. Missouri also held a team that thought it should be national champions to 3 points. Ole Miss beat one of the Big 10 elite by two touchdowns.

      Unranked A&M (3-5 in the conference) and Kentucky (4-4) lost by 8 and 3 to teams in the top 25.

      The only embarrassment was that Auburn got pummeled by Maryland. Auburn had a lowly 3-5 conference record, so it wasn’t one of their great years, but still – it was effin’ Maryland. They should drum Auburn out of the conference for that shit. If not, at least call their athletic director into the conference office, strip off his epaulettes, break his sword over their knees, take his horse, and cast him out into the badlands on foot, cursed to wander the West forever, like Chuck Connors in Branded.

      In lieu of a sword and a horse, I’ll allow his playbook and a Corvette. I’m not sure whether he wears epaulettes, but it would be a boss move if he did.

      1. Bowl games are meaningless, especially when many teams, except the final four, have beaucoup star players not playing for various reasons or many players are injured, etc. Both FSU and the Buckeyes were down to their 3rd string qb. They may have still lost, but basically all of FSU’s star players did not play ie nothing to gain.

        One of the main reasons for expanding to 12 teams is to give more star players reason to play, eh. Ironically nil gives star players more reason(s) not to play.

        And so it goes …

  3. Hey now, I think the FSU cheerleaders did an admirable job against a mostly intact Georgia. And we can all come together in suggesting the championship committee perform several anatomically improbable acts.

    1. Sure, that sort of explains the first half, but the 53 scholarship players still on the FSU squad lost the second half 21-0 to the Georgia second and third (and even fourth) stringers. (11 different Georgia receivers caught the ball and 11 different runners carried the ball.)

      So there’s that.

      The second and third place finishers in the ACC also got their asses handed to them in bowl games. It’s just time to stop calling that a power conference (for football). With the Pac-12 dissolving and the exodus of Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12, it’s time to recognize that in 2024 there is only a Power 2 on the gridiron. Well, maybe a Power 2 plus Notre Dame.

      If they want respect in the future, Clemson and FSU just need to achieve strong records in a more challenging place to play, presumably the SEC.

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