Sunday, September 16, 2007
(posted by OMDQ)
In case you missed it, I'm doing a sort of Reverse Survivor thing over at One More Dying Quail (full credit for the name goes to The Extrapolater) and tracking the college football teams that have yet to win a game in 2007.
Last week, I suggested that Duke had a chance at this year's "title", largely because they had lost 22 games in a row and were facing a harsh conference schedule.
The Blue Devils laughed in the face of that possibility on Saturday, jumping to a 20-7 halftime lead and holding on to beat previously undefeated Northwestern, 20-14. It was their first win against a Division 1-A Bowl Subdivision opponent since November 27, 2004.
Without looking at the updated standings, I have to figure that this throws Reverse Survivor for a major loop - the early frontrunner is off the list, after all, leaving Florida International (0-3, fifteen consecutive losses) as the most likely possibility.