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Cobs of the Week: Tommy Armstrong, Utah State, BYU's Harvey Langi, Wisconsin's Jack Cichy, ESPN's Bowls

We had hoped that we had the seen the last of Nebraska's nominations for Worst of the weekend in college football, but then, alas... the Iowa game happened. So there we go. But before we go defaulting to the Husker player, let's look at what else sucked on this Thanksgiving weekend in college football.

Besides the weather...

Tommy Armstrong

Four interceptions certainly killed Nebraska's chances to win...but throwing the fade pattern to a well-covered receiver on 4th and 1 didn't help things any. Especially when Cethan Carter is WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE open for the first down. (And probably could have scored...)

Utah State

The Aggies led BYU 21-17 just before halftime when the Aggies decided to try one final play before halftime. Hail Mary time, right?  Well, gotta get the pass off first...and Utah State's Chuckie Keaton dropped the ball while scrambling. BYU's Tomasi Laulile picked up the fumble and returned it for the not only did Utah State not get any points, they actually trailed 24-21 at halftime.  The Aggies never recovered, as BYU cruised to a 51-28 victory.

Harvey Langi

Well, as long as we're mentioning BYU, the Cougars were doing BYU things on Saturday. Langi will probably claim he was trying to punch the ball out, but it's clear he wasn't aiming for the one in leather.

Jack Cichy

Wisconsin's freshman linebacker gets his second nomination in a row for his ejection for targeting against Minnesota. If you were watching the BTN broadcast, though, you weren't sure which hit Cichy was penalized for. First, BTN's Kevin Kugler and Matt Millen showed Cichy hitting Minnesota's Mitch Leidner high after he threw a pass that Wisconsin interception. Then, another replay showed Cichy then blasting Minnesota's Branden Lingen behind the play. Which one actually drew the penalty?  Probably the latter, though both probably could have been flagged.

ESPN's Bowl Games

When are 40 bowl games too many?  When you have to start inviting teams with losing records (like Nebraska) to bowl games to fill the spots.  Of course, ESPN is the big winner with all of these bowl games. ESPN owns 13 bowl games (such as the Armed Forces, Bahamas and Hawai'i Bowls), most with payouts under $1 million. That makes them huge profit generators for ESPN, though not necessarily for the schools involved.