I kind of wish there was a bottom 25. I think we know who' would be the caboose
Washington State is the worst BCS-conference team of the BCS era. I can't say I have definitive evidence to back that claim. The extent of my research involved looking at the past 10 seasons of primary suspects Baylor, Duke, Rutgers and Temple (pre-2005) to see if they'd ever been as non-competitive as this year's Cougars. The answer is: No. Not even close. Wazzu has now lost games by scores of 69-0 (USC), 66-3 (Cal), 66-13 (Oregon State) and 63-14 (Oregon). On Saturday, the Trojans led the Cougars 41-0 at halftime. That hurts.
It's even worse than that. WSU had four first downs the entire game. They never crossed midfield. They only got further than their own 35 once, and that was because a third-string USC back fumbled at their 40. I mean, sure, it was USC, but they started letting up before halftime (starting to play the second string as early as the first quarter, letting time expire at the 10 before halftime, and playing their third string guys most of the second half -- and those guys still rolled up 4 TDs) and still It was the largest shutout victory for USC since a 69-0 win over Montana in 1931
. Meanwhile, it was the worst margin of loss for WSU since they started playing in 1894
; together with those other lopsided losses, they have been outscored 385-111 this season which is on track to beat the Pac-10 record for most points allowed in a season (469 by Oregon State in 1981).
This is a hilariously bad football team. Their only consolation is that, as always, they get to play the UW Huskies at the end of the season and they're almost
as bad. Not as bad as the Seahawks, and certainly not as bad as the Mariners, but bad. (At least the Sonics can't have a losing season.)