In college football today, there is extreme pressure on coaches to deliver wins. The minimum goal of every team is to at least qualify for a bowl game. Funny enough, that task isn't terribly difficult to accomplish.
In the “everybody gets a ribbon” attitude of college football, even sub-.500 teams (6-7) can qualify for a bowl game, and consequently receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.
Six measly wins is all it takes.
With that embarrassingly low bar in mind, many top teams in the nation—and now even not-so-top teams—have taken to scheduling a cream-puff or two each season. The 35 different bowl games each year in the FBS have given football programs a sweet tooth, and gobbling up cupcakes seems to be the way to go.
There are plenty to choose from, but we're going to take a look at the 20 biggest cupcake games of 2011.