November 27, 2008 in Sports

Washington moons away from winning

By Steve Harvey Special to the Los Angeles Times
WreckLast LossNext Loss
1. Washington (0-11)13-16, Washington State (OT)California
2. The SMUs (1-10)10-36, UTEPSouthern Ole Miss
3. Washington St. (2-10)Def. Washington, 16-13 (OT)Hawaii
4. Utah State (2-9)38-45, Louisiana TechNew Mexico State
5. Michigan (3-9)7-42, Ohio State2009
6. Iowa State (2-10)30-38, Kansas State2009
7. Tulane (2-9)7-56, TulsaMemphis
8. Arkansas (4-7)28-31, Mississippi StateLSU
9. Notre Dame (6-5)23-24, SyracuseUSC
10. Syracuse (3-8)Def. Notre Dame, 24-23Cincinnati

11.San Diego State (2-10); 12. Tennessee (4-7); 13. Indiana (3-9); 14. New Mexico State (3-8); 15. Holy Toledo (3-8); 16. Texas A&M (4-7); 17. UNLV (5-7); 18. Auburn (5-6); 19. Out for the season; 20. Texas Tech (lost 21-65 to Oklahoma, believed to be most points ever given up by a team ranked No. 2 in the top 10).

Rout of the Week: USC (9-1) over Fightin’ Rash (6-5).

Crummy Game of the Week: Utah State (2-9) vs. New Mexico State (3-8).

Call off the NCAA investigation: During ceremonies before the Ohio State-Michigan game, ABC’s Brad Nessler remarked: “Behind that group will be 27 seniors who will take the field at Ohio Stadium for the very first time today.” Then, he corrected that to say: “For the very LAST time today,” according to the blog awfulannouncing.

Washington has one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Its season is nearly over.

After notching a clutch 13-16 loss to Washington State, the Huskies pawed (0-11) their way closer to a Bottom Ten title, but their work isn’t over yet. There’s still another game to mess up – against California.

Meanwhile, threatening gestures were being made by the mysterious SMUs, who have taken over No. 2 on the strength, or rather weakness, of a shocking 10-36 beating by the University of Texas at El Pinpoint Paso earlier this month.

Elsewhere, Arkansas (4-7) crept up to No. 8 under the leadership of high-priced, former Falcons coach Bobby Petrino, who proved he can lose at both the college and pro levels with equal ease.

And, finally, a Bottom Ten welcome to the No. 9 Fightin’ Rash (6-5), the first Notre Dame team ever defeated by a school with eight losses (Syracuse).

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