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Cobs of the Week: Minnesota, Oregon, NC State/Notre Dame Officials and Rutgers

Michigan v Rutgers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

This week, we’ve got a whopper of a candidate for the worst of the week. So big, the CN team thought about just having one candidate. But no, that takes the fun out of it. So we’ll throw a few other candidates out there, but I suspect this one won’t be close.


A week after Northwestern hung 38 on Iowa, the Golden Goofers only could put up seven. Todd McShay’s NFL draft pick quarterback (aka Mitch Leidner) completed 13 of 33 passes with two interceptions and rushed for a yard as the Hawkeyes retained possession of Floyd of Rosedale with a 14-7 victory. Yawn.


It’s been down, down and down for the Ducks ever since they left Lincoln with an "L". Colorado hung 41 on them the next week. Then Wazzu hung 51.

Saturday night, the Washington Huskies went Rout 70 at Autzen. And the counter went down with the ship.

Officials at the North Carolina State/Notre Dame Game

Hurricanes are nothing to mess around with, even if you don’t pay attention to Fox News bloviating on the danger. But for some reason, with an evacuation order underway at North Carolina State, officials decided to go ahead and play the Wolfpack’s game against Notre Dame. The teams combined for 311 total yards and ten fumbles, with the only touchdown coming on a blocked punt.


Final score: Michigan 78, Rutgers 0

That’s right. The Scarlet Knights lost by 11 touchdowns. This was a week after Ohio State beat Rutgers 58-0. Two weeks ago, Rutgers and Iowa were tied in the fourth quarter, but since then, has allowed 143 unanswered points.

But how bad was this one? It’s even worse than the score indicated. Rutgers had six yards of total offense in the first half, and then lost yards after halftime. They had -1 yards of offense midway through the third quarter.

It was the biggest blowout this millennium between two division 1-A teams.

Rutgers finally got their first first down of the game in the fourth quarter, and Rutgers finished with 39 yards of total offense.

The Scarlet Knights were penalized 41 yards in the game. Yes, they had more penalty yards than offensive yards.

So there you have it... who gets the Cob this week for being the worst of this past weekend in college football?