Alex Zordich went 4-22 with 2 INTs tonight for Buffalo. It got me wondering, what are some of the worst college QB performances in the history of the game or that you can remember?
this may be of some local interest
But since all of the informative threads have been deleted, I was wondering where I would catch the game in Saturday.
Usee the "Site Search" resource just above the Diaries section and do a search for places to watch games in your town. Pretty easy and people have spent a lot of time doing the research so others can profit.
Well to be fair to Jimmy he was just trying to one-up Brady Quinn
Watching a legit D-line wearing Maize and Blue terrorizing an opposing QB.
PS Brandon Graham was an absolute monster. Getting held on half of those plays and still getting to Clausen.
That d-line is the same one that got smoked by App State and Oregon. And Wisconsin later in the year.
ND was the absolute worst offense in the country statistically that year and went 3-9. Let's actually remember shit if we are going to be nostalgic.
Clausen getting simultaneously sacked by all 4 defenders is still one of the funniest football plays I've ever seen. Just a perfect picture of ineptitude of an ovverrated opponent lining up against a legit football team. It's so good it should be a gif.
To add to ChopBlock's post above:
- Clausen was 11-17 for 74 yards passing and 0 TDs with 1 INT.
- Evan Sharpley was 2-5 for 11 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT.
- Clausen had 9 carries (if they could be called that) for -65 rushing yards.
I remember Michigan got 6 picks against Bill Burke and Todd Schultz of MSU.
It included this little number:
Is that Brady Hoke at the 1:15 mark in the video?
...It certainly isn't Governor Chrisite.
Let's not forget our own Demetrious Brown throwing 7 picks against MSU in 1987. And we still only lost 17-11.
EDIT: Should've read everything below...Tripp Welborne pointed this fact out before me. Apologies, Tripp.
for me too. He also threw another int, but there was a penalty and it didn't register as an int.
The best part is that Millen had just traded for him and they acted like he was going to be the savior because Charlie Batch wasn't their guy. A healthy reminder that Millen sucks (like you needed one).
Performance in the Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State.
Didn't anyone have anything better to do that night?
from Johnny Utah.
was on full beast mode. Yikes!
Also not College but I remember my main man Derek Anderson going 2 for 17 with a bunch of turnovers in a 6-3 OT win for my Browns over the Bengals...pretty riveting stuff
Yeah, my two main QBs had bye weeks so i picked him up expecting him to do a good job of just managing the game. He got me -2 points. I would have done better just playing Eli Manning (who had a bye).
Bauserman was 1 of 10 for 13 yards and 1 INT, and he managed 1 rushing attempt for -1 yards. Against Miami a few weeks before that, he was 2 of 14 for 13 yards, and had 3 rushing attempts for -3 yards.
(Nelson from Simpsons voice.)
but I think back in 2006 or 2007, the QB for Mississippi State threw 6 picks in their opener that year. I also want to say he got sacked a bunch of times and completed like a 1/3 of his passes for hardly any yards. I don't remember much about it, except that it was bad enough for me to remember a stat line from a game from a long time ago, by a team I care nothing about.
Besides that, Ty Detmer's 7 int. game is hands down the worst QB performance I've ever seen.
Threw 7 interceptions in a 1987 loss to MSU.
he'd only thrown 6, we would have won.
vs nd. I don't recall much about that game other than it seemed like every single INT was at my end of the field. I think we had 7 to's that game like 5 int's and 2 fumbles lost. Thanks to a lot of whiskey ... I didn't remember much the next day!
If you're too young to remember the 1987 Michigan-Michigan State game, consider yourself fortunate.
If you'd like the ultimate dong punch, google it. But I warned you.
...partial games I've ever seen was the 2007 UCLA-ND game when McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw 4 picks and gave up a fumble in three disastrous quarters. He was a true freshman that practically had the clipboard ripped out of his hands when UCLA's starter was injured.
I spent the whole game cringing and hoping he wouldn't be seriously injured, but there's a bright side: Dude survived and is currently on the Vikings roster.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson? Is he the prince of some UK territory or something?
#1 Miami in 1984, Bernie Kosar threw 6 interceptions against us. (Or should I say to us?)
Weeden: 0 TDs, 4 INTs.
Common now....did you see the Bengals game last week? Both Weedon & Richardson looked fantastic in that one.
But, because the Cleveland Browns are bound by the arrangement they made in 1998 when they were granted an exansion franchise, they must suck on one side of the ball or the other, so the defense collapsed.
I'll be there Sunday watching them play the Bills. And my expectation is that Special Teams will do something stupid and cost them the game so that they can feel like they contributed to the mounting Browns legacy of defeat.
The first half of the 2001 Ohio game. In that half, John Navarre may have had more turnovers than completions, or at least it felt like it. And then he was pulled for our final drive before halftime for Jermaine Gonzales, who was still looking at the sideline while the shotgun snap sailed past him for a safety. We were a heavy favorite, looking to clinch the Big Ten title, and then found ourselves trailing 23-0 at halftime.
To me, this was the real "Horror" game. That first half was shockingly bad and we couldn't recover. (Big John, to his credit, played a lot better in the second half, but we'd dug too big a hole.) It started the stretch of futility against Tressel, and I felt like our program didn't fully recover for the rest of the Carr era.
To his credit, Navarre led the team back and was an easy dropped TD pass from completing the comeback.
when people talk about our great receivers just for that drop alone. His numbers were great, but all anyone remembers was that one play that probably cost us the game.
True - I remember that one. If he'd caught that pass, that game could have been the biggest comeback in school history and maybe we go on to do better against Tressel thereafter. Oh well.
Vinny Testaverde threw 5 INTs and no TDs during the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, which was to decide the winner of the 1986 National Championship. Miami out gained Penn State on the field, 445 yards to 162, with 22 first downs compared to the Nittany Lions 8, but still lost the game. That's probably the worst combo of "terrible performance+in a big game" I can think of.
Nick Sheridan 2008 gets my 2nd place vote.
Jim Clausen, M vs. ND 2007.
Minus the last few minutes of the fourth quarter
Although, probably not all his fault since the Florida defemse terrorized him all game, Troy Smith completed 4 passes in the National Championship game and had -29 rushing yards.
One of Greg Mattison's best gameplans.
The Sheridan performance against Penn State in 2008 was pretty hard to watch...
11/34 for 68 yards. Hurray zero picks I guess?
but Henne's arm was basically hanging out of its socket.
given your signature right below it
All the more reason Mallett should have played more. I get that Henne was a senior, his last regular season game, it's OSU, etc., etc. He clearly was in no condition to be playing.
Any game where Lovie Smith ended his press conference with "Rex is our Quarterback"
Even worse was when Lovie put in Todd Collins in the last year of his NFL career into a game vs the Giants in the second half when Cutler got hurt. 4/11 for 36 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT. Then he had to start the following week because Cutler was still out - 6/16 for 32 yards, 0 TD, 4 INT, qb rating 6.2. He was pulled after 3 quarters in that game.
I love Collins for his time at UM but in his final NFL season he sucked.
But wiki has a list of the NFL players to post a 0.0 QB rating-
Will forever be etched in my mind as the sinlge worst game I've witnessed. Absolutely deplorable. He complete ONE pass for FOUR yards. ONE!!!!!
Pulled the old database up and Brian Luke from Kansas gets the worst showing at -28 in a 2005 game against Oklahoma. 11/30 86 yards, 3 INT and -40 yards rushing
Juice Williams narrowly edges out Henne for worst B1G game, with a -20 in 2008 against Penn St
I haven't read through other responses yet so don't know if this was mentioned. In the mid-80s when I was a student Miami (FL) came to Ann Arbor highly ranked, maybe even #1. Bernie Kosar threw six picks that day, and our beloved Wolverines won.
Nelson of BYU threw for 19 yards and 3 picks including a pick six against Boise St.