- Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior Writer
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The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
"Now girl I know you're used to the same old same
But we ain't floatin' that boat, no we ain't ridin' that train
Hop on my rocket ship and let's get outta here
Let me put a little shimmer in your atmosphere
Now let's get outta this town, outta this club
Girl whatever you're sippin' I'ma mix it up
Take a few tick-tocks off of your clock
Put a little Third Rock in your hip-hop I got that
1994, Joe Diffie comin' out the radio
I'm just a country boy with a farmer's tan
So help me girl I'll be your pickup man
How 'bout a night to remember and a fifth of Goose
'Bout to bust out my honky-tonk attitude
A little feel-good you ain't never felt before
I'm talkin' 1994, hey
Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie, Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie, Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie."
-- Jason Aldean, "1994"
The Georgia Bulldogs must have thought it was 1994 again at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
The depleted No. 15 Bulldogs, who have played the past two weeks without their top two tailbacks and top three receivers, blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter of a 31-27 loss to the Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. It was UGA's first loss to Vanderbilt since 2006 and only the second since 1994.
While the Commodores benefited from two controversial targeting penalties against UGA, the Bulldogs lost because of a couple of inexcusable special-teams blunders. With UGA holding a 27-14 lead, Georgia cornerback Damian Swann muffed a punt to set up a Vanderbilt touchdown. After Vanderbilt cut UGA's lead to 27-24 with a 40-yard field goal, Bulldogs punter Collin Barber couldn't handle a high snap at the UGA 13, which set up the Commodores' go-ahead touchdown with 2:53 to play.
Aldean, the reigning Academy of Country Music male vocalist of the year, was probably thinking it was the "same old same" from his beloved Bulldogs. A native of Macon, Ga., Aldean and buddy Luke Bryan played in front a sold-out crowd at UGA's Sanford Stadium in the spring.
At least Temple hopped on a rocket ship and got outta here, ending a seven-game losing streak with a 33-14 victory over Army in Philadelphia. It was the first victory of Owls coach Matt Rhule's career.
With apologies to Steve Harvey and Jason Aldean, here's this week's Bottom 10:
Waiting list: Purdue (1-6), Memphis (1-5), phantom targeting penalties, North Carolina
(1-5), Florida offense, Iowa State (1-5), FAU (2-5), Idaho (1-6), Indiana's defense, UMass (1-6), Kent State (2-6), New Mexico (2-5), Clemson's big moment, Air Force (1-6), California (1-6), Kentucky (1-5), Virginia (2-5), Louisiana Tech (2-5), UTEP (1-5).
12hDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman
4dDavid M. Hale
5dDan Murphy and Brian Bennett