Baylor football lost a baffling home game to the Liberty Flames in Week 1, but was that the most embarrassing upset in Texas? Maybe not.
In 2016 the Kansas State Wildcats printed some witty t-shirts. “Texas State Champions” was scrawled across the chest in bold lettering. The Wildcats bested Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, TCU and Texas A&M last year. That marked one of the worst years in college football the state of Texas has seen in quite some time. Not a single Texas team finished the year in the polls.
2017 isn’t looking like it will be much better. Texas Tech and TCU both were victorious over the weekend. The Red Raiders easily disposed of Eastern Washington 56-10. The Horned Frogs completely dismantled Jackson State 63-0. Those were FCS teams. Of course they won, right?
Well, Baylor fans know all to well that an FCS opponent can still be dangerous. Baylor fans are still trying to comprehend how the Liberty Flames, who are actually working to transition to FBS status, were able to come into Waco and upset the Bears.
It was painful to watch, but it wasn’t he only heartbreak suffered by a fellow Texas team this weekend. The Bears fell to Liberty on the evening of the Texas Longhorns’ stunning defeat at the hands of Maryland. The Terps are a Power 5 school, but not one with expectations have as large as the hopes in Austin.
In the most shocking way possible, Texas A&M was the final shoe to fall. The Aggies led 44-10 in the third quarter and lost to the UCLA Bruins. Granted, UCLA has one of the three best quarterback prospects in the nation. But still, 34 points?
So, it’s fair to ask. How do these three upsets measure up against each other and which is the worst of the worst?