Bama quits Georgia, Baylor dominates OK State, Michigan-Iowa, more – .

Bama quits Georgia, Baylor dominates OK State, Michigan-Iowa, more – .

college footballThe week 14 program is small but powerful. It’s Championship weekend, after all.

Kicking things off Friday in Las Vegas, the Utah No.17 defeated Oregon No.10 38-10 in the Pac-12 Championship game, winning his ticket to the Rose Bowl. The victory came less than two weeks after the Utes knocked out the then no. 3 Ducks out of competition for a place in the college football playoffs.

Saturday started off with a bang as No.9 Baylor came up with a fascinating position on the goal line to secure a 21-16 victory over No.5 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game, while Utah State knocked down the No. 19 San Diego State 46-13 in Mountain West’s title game.

Meanwhile, it was an SEC showdown in Atlanta as No.1 Georgia fell to No.3 Alabama, 41-24, and No.4 Cincinnati maintained her perfect record. alive after losing No. 21 Houston 35-20 in the AAC title game.

Currently on FOX, the Michigan No.2 faces off against Iowa’s No.13 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, while the Pittsburgh No.15 is in a close race against ACC enemy No.16 Wake. Forest.

Here are the best moments of the Championship weekend.

No.2 Michigan vs. No.13 Iowa

Michigan strikes

The Hawkeyes came out empty on their first possession in the red zone, missing a basket early in the first after barely missing the end zone on their opening disc. Then Blake Corum broke out on that 67-yard touchdown with plenty of help from Wolverines QB JJ McCarthy.


Michigan added a second score in the first quarter on that rigged play when running back Donovan Edwards threw that 75-yard touchdown pass Roman Wilson to give the Wolverines a 14-3 lead before the break.

No. 15 Pittsburgh à No. 16 Wake Forest

Pitt hits early

The Panthers were first on the board after QB Kenny Pickett broke for a 58-yard TD (!) After faking a slip during Pitt’s first practice of the night.

Score frenzy

Sam Hartman of Wake Forest found the wide AT Perry for a quick TD to tie things up early in the first, but Pitt had other ideas. Halfway through the frame, Pickett threw his second TD of the night, good for his 80th career touchdown pass – overtaking Dan Marino for most in school history.

All throttle, no brakes

Wake Forest took the lead, 21-14, after two back-to-back touchdowns from Hartman and a missed field goal from Pitt.

Shoulder to shoulder

Ahead of the break, Pitt leveled things up again, thanks to that acrobatic catch from Jared Wayne, before adding a basket to take a three-point lead, 24-21, to close the first half.

# 3 Alabama 41, # 1 Georgia 24

Dawg livre

Georgia were the first to strike, taking a 3-0 lead in the first. The Bulldogs picked up where they left off in the second, as Stetson Bennett joined Darnell Washington for Georgia’s first touchdown of the day.

Alabama responds

The Crimson Tide rebounded heavily in the second frame. First off, Bryce Young found one of his favorite targets, Jameson Williams, for a monster 67-yard TD to make it a three-point game.

On the Alabama drive that followed, John Metchie III managed that pass to give Tide a 14-10 lead.


Georgia evened things up before the break, thanks to that hitch from Ladd McConkey, good for a Bulldogs TD.

Not so fast

But with a 26-second lead, Alabama regained the lead after Young took it in hand on the 11-yard run.

Bread basket

Young found Williams again, this time for a monster 55-yard TD to put the Tide up 31-17 in the third.

Misfortune strikes

Then the Alabama defense made a massive interception, pushing Bennett back into the red zone.

In the final frame, Stetson was again selected. This time, it’s a 42-yard return for a Crimson Tide TD.

Stick to it

Georgia made it a two-goal game at the start of the fourth, but that wasn’t enough to trigger a comeback. Alabama added a field goal late in the period and it ended there, 41-24.

N° 4 Cincinnati 35, N° 21 Houston 20


Houston walked into Cincinnati territory but stalled in the red zone to open the scoring. The Cougars took a 3-0 lead early on, but Desmond Ridder found Tyler Scott for a 25-yard touchdown from the Bearcats to take over in the first.

Change of scenery

The Cougars regained their lead on Clayton Tune’s dazzling 16-yard touchdown pass.

Home visit

Jerome Ford found an opening and went the distance – 79 yards for the Bearcats.

Before the break, it was a one-point game, 14-13, after Houston scored a 46-yard field goal.

Move away

It was Cincy in the second half, as Ridder hit three touchdowns in seven minutes to give the Bearcats a 35-13 lead halfway through the third.

For good measure

Tune hooked up with Jake Herslow for a Cougars TD to reduce Houston’s lead to 35-20, and it ended there.

Utah State 46, # 19 SDSU 13

USU strikes first

Aggies QB Logan Bonner found Derek Wright on that short pass to give Utah State a 7-0 lead.

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The USU made it a two-goal game after that short run from Calvin Tyler Jr.

Before the break, Utah State led 14-3 after the Aztecs added a field goal in the last minute of half-time.

Go bowling

Brandon Bowling hit that 58-yard pass from Bonner to open the second half, closing a 5-play, 75-yard run with an Aggies TD.

Double problem

Then the USU progressed 23-3 after blocking their second punt of the day:

Action Aggie

It was more or less the same for Utah as the second half unfolded, bringing a big game after the next …

… Including that big TD catch from Bowling – his second of the day.

Seal the deal

In the final frame, Utah State took a massive 33-point lead after Bonner threw his fourth TD assist of the day.

The Aztecs finally got their first touchdown in the fourth, but it was too little too late, and things ended 46-13.

No. 9 Baylor 21, No. 5 State of Oklahoma 16

Baylor strikes first

JT Woods knocked out Spencer Sanders, who set the game’s first score – a short TD pass from Blake Shapen to Ben Sims.

Do in two

Halfway through the first, the Bears walked away with another takeaway:

Extend the advance

Baylor extended their lead to 14-3 on that doozy from a pitch to Drew Estrada.

In the bread loft!

Shapen had a hell of a MVP case in the second frame.


Baylor’s defense has a message: don’t pounce on us!

Pay the dirt!

It certainly took a while, but Oklahoma State finally found its way into the end zone in the third quarter.

Not with us

Boy, has this game had its fireworks display. It was a final game for a fourth and a goal as sixth-year Jairon McVea picked up speed to stop Dezmon Jackson, who was heading towards the pylon in an attempt to score the winning TD.

N° 17 Utah 38, N° 10 Oregon 10

The Utes dominated the Ducks in their regular season meeting, and they started Friday night’s game similarly, taking a 7-0 lead on a short run from Tavion Thomas.

It wasn’t until six minutes later that Utah struck again, this time when Devin Lloyd caught a pass from Anthony Brown and sent it back 34 yards for a touchdown.

The Ducks took a break when linebacker Noah Sewell – whose older brother Nephi Sewell plays the same position for Utah and whose older brother Penei Sewell was the 7th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft – caught an interception at the start of the second trimester. But the Ducks walked away with nothing after the end of the training that followed with a failed basket.

On Utah’s next drive, the Ducks defense pushed back Cameron Rising again. This time it was thanks to the acrobatics of security Verone McKinley III. But again, Oregon was unable to capitalize on takeout, and the Ducks knocked it out after being eliminated at three.

After back-to-back interceptions, the Utes were able to get back on track as the first half ended, closing a 12-play, 74-yard run with a Utah TD courtesy of tight end Dalton Kincaid .

Utah extended their lead to 23-0 at the break – tied for the biggest halftime lead in Pac-12 championship game history – as the Utes scored in the last second after the second INT from Brown.

Oregon avoided the shutout with a field goal early in the third to make it a 20-point game. But halfway through the frame, the Utes struck again.

Rising erupted for a 41-yard gain, and TJ Pledger hit it on the next play for a TD. The QB Utes added a two-point conversion for good measure as Utah took a 31-3 lead heading into the final frame.

Utah maintained their scoring in the fourth, as Thomas found the end zone on a short run to give Utah a 38-3 lead. Oregon finally responded with their first TD of the night thanks to a quick 2-meter run from Travis Dye, but it was too little too late, and things ended there.


Levi Lewis proved the Ragin ‘Cajuns to be a force to be reckoned with when he was interrupted on that 56-yard touchdown run as Louisiana took a 14-0 lead.

How about this wild kickoff comeback from Jackson State’s Isaiah Boldon?

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