OT - Worst QB Performances of All-Time

Submitted by TheGhostofYost on September 19th, 2012 at 10:23 PM

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?



September 20th, 2012 at 12:37 AM ^

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.


September 19th, 2012 at 10:42 PM ^

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.


September 19th, 2012 at 11:13 PM ^

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.

Indiana Blue

September 20th, 2012 at 3:42 PM ^

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!

Go Blue!



September 19th, 2012 at 11:42 PM ^

...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.


September 20th, 2012 at 7:48 AM ^

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.


September 20th, 2012 at 12:49 PM ^

 I love the Browns I thought Richardson and Weedon where both reaches. If you are a RB away from being a Superbowl team by all means take a RB with a surgically repaired knee at number 4. They just have too many holes at guard, at linebacker, Wide receiver, Tight end and at QB. All of these positions where available with potential game breakers at the time they chose Weedon. By the time they get a receiver or 2 who are game breakers Weedon will be in his 40ies.

 Jarvis jones, Robert woods either or would make me happy in next years first round


snarling wolverine

September 20th, 2012 at 2:01 AM ^

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.  




Hair Raid Offense

September 20th, 2012 at 2:15 AM ^

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.


September 20th, 2012 at 8:40 AM ^

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.