The college football bowl season has become so long and drawn out that some teams can’t even wait for the results of their own games before they proclaim themselves winners. For instance, the Georgia Bulldogs honored their seniors with plaques featuring inscriptions of the team’s 2010 record of 7-6. Only one little problem with that, though… Georgia finished the season 6-7 after the Dawgs lost to Conference USA powerhouse* UCF in the Autozone Liberty Bowl on Friday. Hopefully the seniors hang their plaques in front of mirrors.
Take it away, “cutting edge” Florida Today columnist, Pete Kerasotis…
Even the Bulldogs overlooked the Knights. Oh, they won’t admit that. But at their recent team banquet, the Bulldogs presented its seniors with a plaque. Etched on it was the season record — 7-6.
Keep in mind that Georgia entered the Liberty Bowl with a 6-6 record.
“That’s part of what they do,” UCF defensive back Darin Baldwin said. “They thought they were going to push us over, but we’ve got more heart than they do.”
The UCF win was a reversal from the Knights’ previous Liberty Bowl appearance in 2007, when they lost to Mississippi State 10-3. Well, it was a reversal in score more than it was a reversal in something people will rave about watching for the next 30 years, but at least we can look forward to months of Georgia media and fans calling for Mark Richt’s head for losing to a CUSA team in a bowl game nobody but degenerative gamblers cares about.
Also, as UCF was celebrating, Knights defensive end Troy Davis may have swung at Georgia running back Washaun Ealey. And by may have I mean he sure did.
*Not actually a powerhouse. Possibly a solar or wind powerhouse. Would you accept a potato battery?
(Video via College Football Talk)