One of the best things about the fifth week of the college football season is the reduction in the number of “gimmee” games.
Yes, by Week 5 most BCS teams are done playing FCS (formerly Division I-AA) teams, and they’re also finished handpicking opponents from the Sun Belt and MAC conferences.
Despite all this happy news regarding amped up competition levels on the horizon, the truth is that when you have 124 teams in a league, there will always be, week in and week out, at least a handful of lopsided matchups.
The following slideshow pinpoints, and then ranks for your pleasure, 10 of the tastiest cupcake games of Week 5, and though most of these aren’t necessarily Florida State vs. FCS Murray State, all are contests that have every chance of being blowouts.
These are all games that fans, when looking at their team’s schedule in July, count as a “win,” and then hide and nervously watch when the clash actually occurs, hoping nobody screws it up.