By any measure, USF's road trip to SMU last season promised to be a groundbreakingly awful game of football.
The Bulls entered the game at a very weak 3-6, having eked out victories over Western Carolina, UConn and Tulsa by a possession or less. The Mustangs, on the other hand, were 0-8 and hadn't finished within ten points of an opponent all season. USF averaged a lively 17.2 points per game on offense; SMU was giving up over 41 points per game on defense. If there was ever going to be a game that deserved to erased from the pages of college football history, this was going to be it.
And man, was it ugly. Observe the first four drives of the game for each team:
|1||Punt||Turnover On Downs|
The stoppable force and movable object were essentially playing each other to a draw. Then the tides changed: two USF fumbles, one from wideout Andre Davis...
...and the next on a muffed squib kick...