Dirty Dozen: Week 7.

You learn something constructive from every defeat.

That quote was from the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry.

He knew from learning from defeats as his head coaching career started with an 0-11-1 season in 1960, and didn't win more than five games the following four seasons. He was given a ten year contract extension after those five years. The next two seasons saw seven and ten wins respectively. The rest was history as Dallas was one of the dominant teams of the NFL during the 1970s.

Who knows. Some of these teams in this week's Dirty Dozen could be beneficiaries of the struggles they are currently experiencing in a few years. You can bet on nobody having the patience that Clint Murchinson Jr. had.

Here is the Week 7 list of the Dirty Dozen.


Illinois (3-3)

Lost to: Purdue, 7-46.

Next: @ Wisconsin

The Fighting Lovie Smith's enter the Dozen, and how can they not after that performance against Purdue? The Boilermakers churned out 611 yards against the Illini at their Homecoming.


Georgia Tech (3-4)

Lost to: Duke, 14-28.


The Ramblin Wrecked return to the Dozen after an apocalyptic last two minutes of the third quarter against Duke. Three Yellow Jacket fumbles led to three Blue Devil touchdowns during that time.


Arizona (3-4)

Lost to: Utah, 10-42

Next: @ UCLA

Arizona was uted well as Utah stormed out to a 35-0 halftime lead. Utes quarterback, Tyler Hundley went off with two touchdown passes and one rushing and receiving touchdown.


Vanderbilt (3-4)

Last Week: #11

Lost to: Florida, 27-37.

Next: @ Kentucky

The Gators made the largest road comeback in their history after trailing 21-3.


Kansas (2-4)

Last Week: #9

Battled the bye last week.

Next: @ Texas Tech

The Jayhawks are still searching for their first conference win.


UCLA (1-5)

Last Week: #2

Defeated California, 37-7

Next: Arizona

The Bruins are showing that they are learning from the struggles they suffered this season. They ripped Cal for their first win of the year. Cal reciprocated well with five turnovers.

#7 UCLA versus #10 Arizona in a Dirty Dozen Darby this week.


Louisville (2-5)

Last Week: #6

Lost to: Boston College, 20-38.


Louisville suffered their fourth straight loss and clearing the tire tracks from their faces as B.C. out rushed them 251-47.


North Carolina (1-4)

Last Week: #7

Lost to: Virginia Tech, 19-22.

Next: @ Syracuse

Virginia Tech's Dalton Keane caught an one yard touchdown pass from Ryan Willis with 19 seconds remaining for the win. The Tar Heels had a 16-7 third quarter lead.


Oregon State (1-5)

Last Week: #5

Next: California


Arkansas (1-6)

Last Week: #4

Lost to: Ole Miss, 33-37.

Next: Tulsa

Rebels quarterback, Jordan Ta'amu put in a full afternoon, accounting for 528 total yards. They rallied from a 30-17 third quarter deficit.


Nebraska (0-6)

Last Week: #1

Lost to: Northwestern, 34-37 OT.

Next: Minnesota

Northwestern rallied from a two touchdown deficit to lead Nebraska to their worst start ever. The Huskers run of Chumpionships also stops at three.

And the rightful new Dirty Dozen Chumpion is...

Rutgers (1-6)

Last Week: #3

Lost to: Maryland, 7-34.

Next: Northwestern

Rutgers had to undercut winless Nebraska due to completing two passes against Maryland for eight yards. Five interceptions were thrown. Truly Chumpion worthy.

☆Garbage Bags to...


A personal foul penalty allowed Virginia to run out the clock in their 16-13 win over the Hurricanes. Still waiting for the Canes to be back.


A once SEC contender is now a pretender after losing 30-24 to Tennessee. The Vols ended their 11 game SEC losing streak.

》Oklahoma State

Mike Gundy is a man and aged ten more years after getting run over by Kansas State, 31-12.

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