The 10 Worst College Football Teams of 2010
The dubious honor of being one of the ten worst college football teams in the nation is something that no team wants to be part of. The race to be #1 came down to the final week between Akron and New Mexico. Akron pulled off an upset over Buffalo to hand the title over to a well-deserving New Mexico team. Here are the 10 worst college football teams of 2010 in the bowl subdivision series.
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1. New Mexico (1-11)
New Mexico finished 1-11 for the second straight year and earns the #1 ranking for their inept bumbling on both sides of the ball. The defense gave up 30 or more points in 10 out of 11 games and the offense only scored 21 touchdowns all year. Their only win was a 3-point victory over Wyoming who almost made the top 10. Lobo fans have little to cheer about as it was announced that head coach Mike Locksley would be back in 2011.
2. San Jose State (1-12)
San Jose State earns the #2 spot by finishing with a division worst 1-12 record. Their last game was a classic example of their season. They had the ball first and goal on their opponents 7 yard line with the scored tied 20-20. The Spartans could not get the ball into the endzone and missed a 26-yard field goal as regulation expired. They ended up losing in overtime to run their losing streak to 10 games.
3. Buffalo (2-10)
The Bulls moved all the way up to #3 by way of their 22-14 loss to previously winless Akron. Their only conference win of the season was a 2-point squeaker over 2-10 Bowling Green.
4. Akron (1-11)
Akron seemed to have the inside track for worst team of the year until they knocked off Buffalo in their season finale. Among their many lowlights was a 15-point loss to Big 10 doormat Indiana and a 37-point blowout to a mediocre Kentucky team.
5. Memphis (1-11)
Memphis had a terrible season on both offense and defense. Their offense only scored 19 touchdowns and their defense allowed 61. They went winless in Conference USA and their only win of the season came over Middle Tennessee.
6. Louisiana Lafayette (3-9)
Louisiana Lafayette scored three wins this season, but all three were over conference rivals in the lowly Sun Belt. Their 54-21 loss to Western Kentucky on October 23 keeps them ranked ahead of the Hilltoppers.
7. Western Kentucky (2-10)
Western Kentucky finished last in the Sun Belt league and that says a lot about how bad your team is. The Hilltoppers only won two games all year and a 35-point blowout to Kentucky on September 11th tells you where this program stands.
8. New Mexico St (2-10)
The Aggies finished with two wins this season but those wins were over 31 New Mexico and #2 San Jose State. The defense must have ended their season early as the Aggies surrendered 152 combined points in the final three games.
9. Vanderbilt (2-10)
Vanderbilt cracks the top ten by virtue of their 7 game losing streak to end the season. Their 34-13 loss to lowly Wake Forest shows just how far down they have fallen.
10. Bowling Green (2-10)
When you finish tied for last in the Mid-American Conference then you have nothing to cheer about. Their defense gave up 432 yards per game and they somehow managed to lose at home to Buffalo.