2020 Week 15 canine college football scores roundup

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 24: Mascot Smokey of the Tennessee Volunteers poses for a photo prior to a 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 24: Mascot Smokey of the Tennessee Volunteers poses for a photo prior to a 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

2020 Week 15 saw many canine schools play in the college football world. How’d they do?

2020 Week 15 is usually a holiday of sorts in the world of college football, devoted to the Army-Navy game and nothing else. But since 2020 is a year unlike any other, that was out the window and many canine schools in the NCAA Division I were out there finishing up their regular seasons.

As always, the football dogs among sports fans were cheering on their favorite teams and wearing the appropriate bandannas, T-shirts and collars.

For our purposes, 2020 Week 15 began in the Mountain West Conference on Friday, December 11, as the Nevada Wolf Pack fell to the Spartans of San Jose State 30-20. Nevada drops to 6-2 on the year.

On Saturday, December 12 in the SEC, Uga’s No. 9  Georgia Bulldogs defeated the vet school No. 25 Missouri Tigers 49-14. UGA is now 7-2, while Mizzou drops to 5-4.

Smokey the Coonhound’s Tennessee Volunteers topped in-state rival Vanderbilt 42-17, though the Commodores made history as kicker Sarah Fuller kicked two extra points, the first female player to score in a major college football game. Tennessee finished out at 3-6 this year.

Bully’s Mississippi State Bulldogs fell to the vet school Auburn Tigers; Mississippi State ends the regular season at 2-7 in Mike Leach’s first year there, while Auburn clocks in at 6-4, which resulted in head coach Gus Malzahn being fired.

In the MAC, Mission’s Northern Illinois Huskies finished out a rough year at 0-6 after their 41-33 loss to the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

In the Mountain West, the Boise State Broncos (who have a tee-retrieval dog) toppled the Wyoming Cowboys 17-9, improving to 5-1, 5-0 MWC before taking on San Jose State next weekend in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game on Fox.

The New Mexico Lobos won against the Fresno State Bulldogs 49-39, ending the year at 2-5, while Fresno State wraps up at 3-3.

In a nonconference matchup, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs of Conference USA were pounded by the Big 12’s TCU Horned Frogs 52-10, falling to 5-4 overall this year.

Now onto how the vet schools of college football fared during 2020 Week 15…

In a battle of SEC vet schools, the LSU Tigers upset Holland the Pup‘s No. 6 Florida Gators 37-34 in the Swamp on Saturday, December 12. LSU improves to 4-5, while Florida drops to 8-2.

In the Big Ten, the Illinois Fighting Illini were beaten by the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats 28-10, as Illinois drops to 2-5.

The Wisconsin Badgers were clobbered by the No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes 28-7, dropping to 2-3.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers topped the Nebraska Cornhuskers 24-17, improving to 3-3.

The Michigan State Spartans fought hard against the Penn State Nittany Lions but came up on the short end of a 39-24 final score, finishing with a 2-5 record this year.

In the ACC, the Duke Blue Devils (who have the Canine Cognition Center, very important to dog science) fell to the Florida State Seminoles 56-35, ending the year at 2-9 overall, 1-9 ACC.

Rookie the Batdog‘s Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 33-15, ending the year at 5-6, 5-5 ACC.

In the Big 12, the No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys cruised past the Baylor Bears on the road, improving to 7-3 overall, 6-3 in conference.

Because of the pandemic, the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes-Michigan Wolverines game was unable to be played, and the Big Ten tweaked their rules at the last second to allow Ohio State to play in the Big Ten Championship Game presented by Discover this weekend. Also, Reveille the Collie’s No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies were unable to play against the Ole Miss Rebels, and the Purdue Boilermakers-No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers, Arkansas State Red Wolves-Incarnate Word Cardinals, Washington State Cougars-California Golden Bears, Dubs’ Washington Huskies-Oregon Ducks and Colorado State Rams-Utah State Aggies games were also canceled.

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