Mike Hlas is an award-winning columnist with the Cedar Rapids Gazette and force behind The Hlog. Each week, he will break down the worst matchup in college football. Considering the increasing number of uncompetitive and uninteresting games, Mike's task is harder than managing an Afghan election while knitting an afghan.
Halloween always brings its horrors, but this is going too far.
New Mexico State at Ohio State is all trick, no treat.
For that matter, what's it doing on the schedule at all?
With two losses already before the arrival of November, Ohio State is happy to have a pumpkin to carve before it finishes the regular season at Penn State, at home against Iowa, and at Michigan.
New Mexico State brings a 3-5 record to OSU's Horseshoe, and is fresh off losses of 45-7 to Louisiana Tech and 34-3 to Fresno State. First-year Aggies coach DeWayne Walker has to be feeling bewitched.
If Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor and OSU coach Jim Tressel hear any booing today, it will probably just be kids warming up their scary voices before going door to door to pursue free sweets that will ruin their teeth and put them on the road to bad dietary habits for a lifetime. Their obesity will lead to increased health care costs for all of us and ...
Sorry, I briefly thought this was Blame the Weak, not Game of the Weak.
Anyway, the Aggies haven't had a winning season since 2002. They are coming to Ohio Stadium for one reason, and one reason only: Moolah. They'll have their bags open, and the Buckeyes will fill them with cash. After they've administered a severe beating, of course.
New Mexico State has lost its last 18 games against current BCS conference teams by an average of 32 points. If this one is only Ohio State 42, New Mexico State 10, it's a moral victory for the Aggies. They'll deserve some candy.
But in the meantime, don't be deceived by those college-aged young men wearing white jerseys with maroon lettering in the Horseshoe Saturday.
Those are just Halloween costumes. That's not really a big-time college football team.
Thanks to Image of Sport.