And then there was one.
Heading into Week 12, New Mexico State and Rice were two of three winless teams at the FBS level. Playing FCS Incarnate Word at home, NMSU cruised to a 41-28ricericrice win to secure its first “W” of the season; heading east to Murfreesboro, Rice hung 31 points on Middle Tennessee State in the first half and then hung on in the second for a tight 31-28 win.
The Aggies’ win snapped an 11-game losing streak — they have still lost 14 straight to FBS teams — while the Owls, who came in as 14-point underdogs, had lost nine in a row prior to today.
So, with those twin wins, it leaves Akron as the lone FBS that has yet to win a game this season — and, based on past performance and future opponents, there’s no win in sight.
Akron has played 10 games this season, and, obviously, lost them all. The closest they’ve come to a non-defeat? An eight-point loss to a UMass team that’s 1-10 on the season. The other nine games, they’ve lost by a combined score of 326-77.
For Week 13, Akron has drawn Miami (OH), which is one win away from winning the MAC East. The following week, they get a 4-6 Ohio team that has beaten them 10 of the last 11 times they’ve played.
So, yeah, good luck Zips.