NORMAN — After the most lopsided half of football in 30 years at Owen Field, and the second-most lopsided since anyone was paying attention, and the most embarrassing ballgame any of us hopefully will ever have to witness, God saw all that college football had made. And it was bad. It was very bad. So with Owen Field's glittering new scoreboard blaring the shameful halftime score — Oklahoma 50, Chattanooga 0 — here came the torrents. Walls of rain. Swirling wind. Crackling lightning. Enough is enough, the Almighty said. No more OU-Chattanooga. Not Saturday night. Not ever. And anyone with a lick of sense or a thread of compassion had to say amen. Of course, they kept playing, after a delay of more than an hour. Games like this are born from economic reasons. Call this one at halftime, and thousands of pay-per-view customers would have demanded half their money back. So back came both teams, for a go-through-the-motions second half of what became a 57-2 final. Bob Stoops had only two humanitarian options, playing reserves with a gutted playbook or, even more embarrassing, a running clock. OU went with the former, though Stoops inexplicably sent out Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray for three second-half series. In Connecticut, where high school coaches who win by 50 points face suspension for running up the score, Stoops would be in the hoosegow. This was a worthless second half, and the first half wasn't any better. Chattanooga was absolutely helpless on offense; it finished with two first down and 36 total yards. The Mocs were better on defense, but still the Sooners scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions despite not being all that sharp. These teams did not belong on the field together. OU has outscored overmatched foes like this before — 52-0 at halftime over Rice in 1978, 49-0 at halftime over Missouri in 1986 and Texas A&M in 2003 — but that was with some big-play help. The Sooners took it easy on Chattanooga, Chattanooga didn't make a lot of mistakes and still this score turned ridiculous. The Mocs were noble for giving it the old college try, but what can you learn from a game like this? That DeMarco Murray is hard to grasp? That G.K. McCoy and Auston English are hard to block? That Sam Bradford is an accurate passer? This matchup was void of dignity. OU didn't want to schedule this game and took it only because it literally could not another opponent. And the Sooners weren't alone. Saturday was a pathetic day for college football. Ten top 25 teams played Division I-AA foes. Some of the scores weren't outrageous. Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 21. BYU 41, Northern Iowa 17. West Virginia 48, Villanova 21 (two straight games for the Mountaineers on 48). LSU 41, Appalachian State 13. Texas Tech 49, Eastern Washington 24. Some were. South Florida 56, Tennessee-Martin 7. Ohio State 43, Youngstown State 0. Penn State 66, Coastal Carolina 10. And the travesty at Owen Field. And that doesn't even count the assorted Florida Internationals, Louisiana-Monroes and Florida Atlantics, which also served as top-25 fodder Saturday. Is this what future Septembers have in store for this once-glorious sport? Epic mismatches? This was a bad Saturday in college football, and nothing was as bad as the atrocity on Owen Field.