Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BCS Busters

Somebody over at Yahoo! Sports took the time to compile a list of the 12 worst FBS v. FCS matchups coming up in the 2012 college football season.

Guess what?

The ACC is involved in four of them.  Shocking, we know. We point this out simply because if any (or all) of these teams are undefeated when the first BCS ratings come out next fall, their fan base will wonder “why aren’t we in the top two.”

Here’s why -- the 12 most cringe-worthy games this season involving Big Six schools and FCS programs.  Congrats to Clemson for not making the list...

12. Presbyterian at GEORGIA TECH on Sept. 8: Presbyterian was 4-7 last season and has won 10 games in the past four seasons as it transitioned from Division II to the FCS ranks. The Blue Hose have played three games against FBS teams in the past two seasons and lost by a combined 174-46 (average score: 58-15).

11. Nicholls State at Oregon, 10. Tennessee Tech at Oregon, 9. Fordham at Cincinnati, 

8. The Citadel at N.C. STATE on Sept. 22: The Citadel was 4-7 last season, its 16th losing record in the past 19 seasons. The Bulldogs are 0-17 against FBS opponents since the beginning of the 2000 season and have been outscored 732-175 (average score: 43-10) in those games.

7. Charleston Southern at Illinois, 6. Northern Colorado at  Utah,

5. Austin Peay at VIRGINIA TECH on Sept. 8: Austin Peay was 3-8 last season and has had just five winning records since 1980; just two of those have come since 1985. The Governors have won a combined 11 games in the past four seasons. The Hokies will be Austin Peay's sixth FBS opponent since 2002; the Governors have been outscored 266-55 (average score: 53-11) in the other five.

4. Idaho State at Nebraska, 3. Western Carolina at Alabama,  

2. Savannah State at FLORIDA STATE on Sept. 8: FSU had to scramble to add this game in February when West Virginia backed out of its scheduled matchup with the Seminoles. There obviously wasn't much to choose from: Savannah State hasn't had a winning record since 1998, when it was a Division II program. This will be just the second FBS opponent in history for the Tigers. The first? Keep reading.

1. Savannah State at Oklahoma State.

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