Back in 2008, Washington and Washington State played what had to be considered the worst intrastate rivalry of all time. The match featured two teams with no combined wins on FBS, which was so embarrassing that reckless onlookers began calling it the “Crapple Cup”. It’s a shame that Colorado State and Colorado State aren’t playing a semi-annual rivalry game this season because the Centenary Catastrophe could be a futile battle for the ages.
Things are off to a brutal start for Jay Norvell at Colorado State as the Rams lost a third straight game to open his tenure. Losing to Michigan and Washington State is fine, but trailing Middle Tennessee by a few points? Ugh! This will earn you the #1 spot. On the other hand, perhaps in an even deeper hole, Carl Dorrell’s Colorado is aimless and pointless. The Buffaloes lost to the Air Force by 31 points, lost a combined 87 points to TCU and Minnesota, and now have nine straight Pac-12 games to break out of the No. 3 slot.
“I’m happy with our attitude to the game, we’re just not very good at really playing it effectively,” Dorrell said after losing to Minnesota in what has become one of the saddest football quotes of all time.
Colorado State boasts #127 and #129 infractions in college football. Goal defense isn’t much better at #125 and 127. Colorado doesn’t have a 10-shot receiver. The state of Colorado averages 1.0 yards per carry. The best quarterback in the state – by the mile – plays for the Air Force, offensive line. This is legendary stuff.
As you may have noticed, Tom is not here this week, but don’t worry. As a fellow college football player, I’m sure I’m more than ready for the challenge. Let’s start.
No longer ranked: No. 23 Boston College, No. 22 Middle Tennessee, No. 21 Michigan Central, No. 19 Eastern Michigan, No. 18 Rice, No. 16 Army, No. 15 Kent State