College Football Scores 2012: Arkansas and the Biggest Disappointments of Week 3

Steven GerwelContributor IIISeptember 15, 2012

LITTLE ROCK, AR - SEPTEMBER 8:   Tyler Wilson #8 hands off the ball to Knile Davis #7 of the Arkansas Razorbacks during a game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at War Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The Warhawks defeated the Razorbacks 34-31.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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For the fans, college football is typically full of fun and enjoyment. But for certain fans and players, Week 3 has brought only heartbreak and disappointment. 

There is nothing more upsetting for an athlete or hardcore fan than to enter a hyped game only to come out it humiliated and deflated. 

For several NCAA teams, they entered the weekend looking for redemption or continued success, but ended up on the wrong end of a lopsided score. 

Here are the teams that suffered the most embarrassing losses so far during Week 3. 


Arkansas Razorbacks

The last two weeks have been the worst games the Arkansas Razorbacks have experienced in quite some time. 

The poor Razorbacks suffered a humiliating loss a week ago when they fell victim to small-school Louisiana-Monroe in an overtime loss that will surely be remembered as the upset of the year. 

This week, Arkansas was given a beautiful opportunity to redeem itself against No. 1-ranked Alabama.

They didn't even have to defeat Alabama. No one was expecting that. Just a competitive game would have convinced us that the upset loss was merely a fluke, but Arkansas couldn't pull it off. 

Alabama put up 52 points on the Razorbacks' home turf and handed them their first home-field shutout since the 1960s. 

So far, 2012 has been an absolute nightmare for the Razorbacks. 

No. 1-rated recruit Dorial Green-Beckham has to be thankful he chose Missouri. 


Wake Forest 

Wake Forest is far from a football powerhouse, but the Demon Deacons are a well-known program within the the ACC, which means they should be competitive on an annual basis.

After a 28-27 win over ACC rival North Carolina, it seemed as though Wake Forest had more to offer than some thought. 

However, a brutal 52-0 thumping from Florida State certainly brought them back down to earth. 

Quarterback Tanner Price was only 8-for-22 through the air, and the defense might as well have been participating in a 7-on-7 drill. 

Florida State is tied for fifth in the AP polls, according to ESPN, and probably deserves to be ranked a little higher, so it's not as though Wake Forest had much of a chance. 

Still, Wake should have at least put up a fight. That they were shut out is quite an embarrassment. 


Virginia Tech 

The Hokies began the season with a promising 20-17 overtime win over Georgia Tech, which led some people to believe that they had some potential in 2012. 

There's still time for Virginia Tech to make some noise this season, but after a 35-17 loss to unranked Pittsburgh, a revival seems unlikely. 

Pittsburgh scored the first three touchdowns of the game, and Virginia Tech was trying to play catch-up for the remainder of the game. 

It would have been one thing if Pittsburgh was an under-the-radar team destined to cause damage, but that's not the case. The Panthers lost their first two games against underwhelming Cincinnati and FCS foe Youngstown State. 

The Hokies entered the game as the No. 13-ranked team in the nation, but after this loss, they will almost certainly be knocked to the back end of the top 25, or perhaps be unranked altogether.