It's not good. Arkansas State's Brandon Joiner sacks Memphis' quarterback Taylor Reed Please, America: Take it Easy on Memphis It's pretty clear who the worst team in college football is right now: the Memphis Tigers. Akron might eventually have an argumentÃ¢â‚¬â€the Zips have been outscored 83-3 in two gamesÃ¢â‚¬â€but the Tigers trump that with the ugliest loss of the season so far: a 47-3 thrashing Saturday to Arkansas State. But how does poor Memphis stack up against other sad-sack teams of recent vintage? It turns out that the Tigers have some stiff competition (phrase used loosely) when it comes to losing. In terms of point differential over a 20-game span, MemphisÃ¢â‚¬â€which has lost 19 of its last 20Ã¢â‚¬â€is in the midst of only the eighth-worst stretch by a major-college team since 2000. Opponents have outscored them by 25.8 points per game, which almost seems respectable relative to the 34.4 that Temple was outscored by at one point between 2004 and 2006. (Among the Owls' lowlights: a 70-7 loss to Bowling Green in 2005.) A better barometer might be Memphis's performance against minor-conference opponents. While big-name opponents can basically decide how badly they want to beat teams like the Tigers, an inability to compete with even minor-conference foes is telling.