The Bottom 10 delivers more screams
The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
A chill runs up your spine
It crawls into your brain
The freezing touch of fear
It's driving me insane
Although you try to fight
Dragged from the silence where you hide
'til you Scream
-- Misfits, "Scream"
Spike TV's big Tuesday night program this week is "The Scream Awards 2006," which the network promotes as the first awards show for horror, Sci-Fi, fantasy and comic books. While Spike TV celebrates the best in horror annually, the Bottom 10 does it every week.
While the Scream Awards had some surprise winners, only one Bottom 10 team pulled off a shocker. Utah State, last week's No. 2, upset Fresno State, earning the Aggies the week off. As for the Bulldogs? Step up to the stage and accept the highly coveted No. 5 spot trophy.
Temple, which actually had a first-quarter lead against Kent State, remains in the top spot after losing to the Golden Flashes. But the Owls have a new neighbor. San Diego State jumped five spots to No. 2 following the Aztecs' 47-17 loss to BYU. Duke and Stanford round out the top five.
The pillow fight of the week: Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo.
So, with apologies to Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:
|ESPN.com's Bottom 10|
|1.||Temple||0-6||The Ultimate Scream: Was there really any doubt who would take home the top award? The Owls have lost 18 in a row.|
|2.||San Diego State||0-5||Breakout Performance: The Aztecs haven't spent much time in the Bottom 10, but ranking 112th in scoring offense and 108th in scoring defense will get you noticed.|
|3.||Duke||0-5||Best Fantasy Movie: The Blue Devils led Alabama 14-10 at halftime and were dreaming of an upset. But the Tide rolled to a 30-14 win.|
|4.||Stanford||0-6||Most Vile Villain: The Cardinal didn't actually win the award, but Stanford did share the field with Notre Dame last Saturday.|
||1-4||The "Holy S---" "Jump-from-your-seat" Award: Pat Hill didn't have Logan, Utah, in mind when he issued his "anyone, anywhere, anytime" mantra, but his Bulldogs fell there to the Aggies.|
|6.||Eastern Michigan||0-5||Best F/X: Perhaps the Eagles used their bye week to contact the F/X award-winning crew from "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest" to help them.|
|7.||Florida International||0-6||Most Memorable Mutilation: The Panthers missed 4-of-7 field goals in a bizarre Bottom 10-special seven overtime 25-22 loss to North Texas. Five of FIU's defeats have been by five points or less.|
|8.||Miami (Ohio)||0-6||Best Superhero: No, the RedHawks didn't pick up the award. But they did share the field with NIU's Garrett Wolfe, who could win it.|
|9.||Colorado||0-6||Best Horror Movie: The Buffaloes have dropped 10 straight, which ties the longest losing streak in their 117-year history.|
|10.||Louisiana Tech||1-4||Best Screamplay: Included in the Bulldogs' first five games were trips to Nebraska, Texas A&M, Clemson and Boise State. No wonder La. Tech is 1-4.|
Waiting list: Buffalo (1-4), Louisiana-Monroe (1-4), Marshall (1-4), Memphis (1-4), Mississippi State (1-5), North Carolina (1-4) and UNLV (1-4).
David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.
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