College Football Scores 2012: Arkansas and the Most Devastating Afternoon Losses

Steven GerwelFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 29, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Dennis Johnson #33 of the Arkansas Razorbacks returns a kickoff against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29, 2012 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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In the wild and unpredictable world of college football, there's never a dull week, and there's always a crazy game or two to discuss. 

Week 5 of college football action is no exception—we've already seen disastrous upsets, humiliating defeats and nail-biters rich in entertainment value.

There's still action to look forward to, as the week is far from being complete, but the early action has already fulfilled expectations.

Here are several losses that stood out on Saturday afternoon.


Texas A&M over Arkansas Razorbacks

Before the beginning of the season, if you saw this game on the schedule, you would have assumed that it would be an exciting SEC showdown between two capable teams, yet you probably thought Arkansas had the advantage.

In reality, this was a 58-10 landslide victory for the Texas A&M Aggies and the fourth devastating loss of the season for the Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks were a Top 10 team entering the season and are remarkably sitting with a humiliating 1-4 record despite playing only two capable opponents.

With South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU still on Arkansas' brutal schedule, things are bound to get even more embarrassing for an Arkansas fanbase that is praying for the season to finally end.


Middle Tennessee over Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is not a powerhouse football program by any stretch of the imagination, but it is still a well-known team within the respected ACC.

Even if this isn't the year of the Yellow Jackets, there's no excuse for them to ever lose to an irrelevant program such as Middle Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee racked up 264 rushing yards in what was an embarrassing display of defense by Georgia Tech.


West Virginia over Baylor

Despite the title, there's nothing truly devastating about this loss for Baylor, especially since it narrowly lost the game in a 70-63 shootout. 

The Bears were very entertaining to watch, and they probably had the time of their lives posting 63 points against a Big 12 opponent.

Still, the fact they had such a high-scoring performance and came away as the losers has to be somewhat disappointing at the very least. 

If Baylor played even the slightest bit of defense at any point in the game, it would've come out on top. 


Washington over Stanford

This game was played on Thursday night, so it's not an afternoon game as the headline suggests, but it's still a game that must be mentioned.

Stanford jumped up to No. 8 in the rankings for its infamous victory over No. 2 USC, which momentarily launched it into the spotlight.

However, that did not last long, as the Cardinal are now coming off a 17-13 loss to unranked Washington.

How they can achieve something as remarkable as knocking off the second-best team in the nation and then completely spoil it with a sloppy loss is beyond belief.

At least USC fans are thrilled that Stanford got a taste of its own medicine.