It was a high-stakes championship weekend in college football. Georgia and Michigan won, but TCU and USC went down. Check out the biggest moments from Saturday.
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The Cincinnati Bengals turned the fortunes of their franchise around when they selected quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. His rookie season was a difficult one as the Bengals went 2-7-1 and he tore his ACL, but he has come back better than ever.
INDIANAPOLIS — At the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Michigan Wolverines left no doubt that they are one of the two best teams in the sport. Not only did they defend their conference title, but they finished the season 13-0 for the first time in program history. They also provided further evidence that coach Jim Harbaugh's squad is the best north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
This is the situation one-loss Ohio State wanted to be ahead of Sunday's final College Football Playoff ranking, and the Buckeyes have moved into the final four according to our top 25 projection coming out of championship weekend. USC's loss to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship opened the door for Ohio State to leap the Trojans, something we're expecting will happen unless the selection committee commences the Alabama scenario.
The Peach Bowl has been played for more than five decades, but for the third time, the game will serve as a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year's Eve. The last Peach Bowl playoff game was historic. LSU's Joe Burrow threw seven touchdown passes in the first half alone in a rout of Oklahoma that put the Tigers within a win of a national championship. Will the eventual champion run through Atlanta again this time around?
Bull-dozed: Quirky early loose balls create momentum shifts that carry No. 1 Georgia past No. 14 LSU in SEC Championship Game
A couple of improbable bounces in the first half went a long way in Georgia being able to outdistance itself from LSU in Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Championship Game. The Bulldogs alertly returned a blocked field goal for a score, triggering a 28-point stretch of unanswered points that included another...
ATLANTA — TCU, Alabama, Ohio State and USC all enter Sunday wondering about where things stand with regard to their College Football Playoff hopes. Alabama head coach Nick Saban went on Fox during the Michigan-Purdue game to try and pitch Alabama’s case, bringing up hypothetical gambling lines and team talent, and not his team’s losses to Tennessee and LSU.
No. 7 Tennessee (10-2, 6-2 SEC) concluded its 2022 regular season in Week 13. Tennessee awaits its bowl destination. Tennessee’s 2022 regular-season schedule featured home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6), Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky (W, 44-6) and Missouri (W, 66-24).
One of the best things you can say about an athlete, or a team, is that he, she or they is/are alert. There are some wonderful examples of this in sports history. Consider Larry Bird stealing the ball against Detroit and Isaiah Thomas and then hitting Dennis Johnson for a layup in 1987 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Consider Keith Gatlin at Maryland inbounding the ball off the backside of UNC’s Kenny Smith and getting a layup as time wound down - in the Dean Dome, no less. Consider Mike Krzyzewski changing the call at the last second vs. UConn in the 1990 NCAA Tournament and calling “special!” for Christian Laettner, who hit the buzzer beater.
All the games have been played and now it's up to the College Football Playoff committee to pick the teams for the playoff. Our semifinal predictions.
The College Football Playoff Section Committee will announce this year's semifinals, which are sure to be controversial, and bowl pairing on Sunday.
On Saturday night, it was clear how Alabama Football should be ranked by the CFB Playoff Selection Committee on Sunday. Georgia knocking around LSU to win the SEC Championship had no impact on the Playoffs. Later on Saturday, too many drives ending in field goals, rather than touchdowns gave unranked Purdue no chance to upset Michigan. Hopefully, the Selection Committee will notice the Boilermakers gave the Wolverines a better game than the Buckeyes.
It is hard enough to beat the No. 1 team in the country and the reigning national champions when you get a break here and there, but when the ball doesn’t roll your way in a game against Georgia, the ‘Dawgs make you pay. LSU looked like they...
Ty Zentner kicked the winning 31-yard field goal in overtime following a massive goal-line stand by the Kansas State defense as the No. 10 Wildcats posted a dramatic 31-28 win over No. 3 TCU in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday afternoon at Arlington, Texas. Kansas State twice stopped...
Commentators and fans alike have been asking for weeks whether the Georgia Bulldogs would eventually find themselves in trouble. Whether they would eventually get caught playing with their proverbial food at the wrong time, against the wrong team, and find themselves in a dog fight. That may happen. But it...
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Georgia has a new title on their hands. Georgia’s Football team won the Southeastern Conference Championship yesterday after defeating LSU 50-30. Following their big championship win, WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil was on hand to give Georgia’s coach and players a custom WWE championship with Georgia logo side-plates. WWE often gives titles to the winning teams for big games and this is another instance of that. You can see the custom title below.