RIVALS.COM lends a look at some of the more lopsided, more likely devastatingly dominated contests for the upcoming season. And there are more than few, as there typically are. The site looks at the 12 worst Football Championship Subdivision, ahem, Division I-AA teams against D-I stalwarts.
This is what makes the college football schedule so much better than the pro football counterpart. Sure, with the NFL, you can surmise who will be terrible late in the year, but the grueling Saturdays are that much easier to pinpoint.
The worst, according to the site:
Chattanooga and Oklahoma — What in the world is Oklahoma doing playing Chattanooga, which has had just four winning seasons since 1988? The Mocs were 2-9 last season. In the past 20 seasons, the Mocs are 0-19 vs. Division I-A foes, losing those games by an average margin of 34 points per game. Only one of those games was decided by fewer than 14 points. Hey, perhaps OU folks figured a blowout of a bad I-AA team to open the season will erase some of the bad taste still remaining from the Fiesta Bowl beatdown administered by West Virginia.
Perhaps but they’ll still show up for the gimmie game, no doubt, thus ensuring further revenue opportunities for games that have chance of being close. And the circle continues.