The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, better stay awake.
Nine, ten, never sleep again.
-- "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
As we celebrate Halloween and move into the final month of college football's regular season, life has certainly become a nightmare on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas.
Defending Big 12 champion Texas, which upset then-No. 5 Nebraska 20-13 on the road two weeks ago, lost at home to Iowa State 28-21 on Saturday. It was the Longhorns' first-ever loss to the Cyclones, who were coming off a 52-0 drubbing at the hands of Oklahoma.
With his team limping into Saturday's home game against No. 25 Baylor with a 4-3 record, Texas coach Mack Brown is doing his best Freddy Krueger impersonation. He's calling out his players and coaches, and blaming his team's sense of entitlement for its uncharacteristic struggles.
Like Krueger, the Bottom 10 doesn't hide its imperfections. But while Krueger terrified us with his burned, disfigured face, Bottom 10 teams aren't going to scare anyone when they step on the field.