Utah passes Oklahoma as Oregon, Penn State fall out of top 10 in latest Amway Coaches Poll
The top five in the Amway Coaches Poll stayed the same with LSU leading Ohio State and Clemson. Utah jumped Oklahoma is now in the No. 6 spot.LSU is still No. 1 after breezing past Arkansas. The Tigers received 52 of 63 first-place votes cast this week. Ohio State had a slightly more difficult time putting away Penn State, but the Buckeyes prevailed and remain at No. 2 with seven No. 1 nods.
Big Ten Network. Tony Carr banked in a Penn State game- winner following a game-tying shot from Ohio State ' s Keita Bates-Diop to give the Nittany Lions an 82-79 win over Ohio State .
Oklahoma State ended the early-season buzz about Boise State , too. But whether you love Let's take a look at some of the slate' s biggest winners and losers . Winner : Ohio State ' s Texas The last time Akron won a Big Ten game, it was known as Buchtel College. It beat Ohio State before the turn
The No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes went into halftime down two touchdowns after being shocked by Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. Then, Ryan Day’s team made adjustments in the locker room.© Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Those adjustments worked wonders, as the Buckeyes dominated the third quarter and picked up steam in the fourth. The end result was a 34-21 comeback win that secures Ohio State’s position as a College Football Playoff team.
Here, we take a look at the biggest winners and losers from Ohio State’s comeback win over Wisconsin during Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game.
Winners and losers in fourth College Football Playoff rankings include Ohio State and Utah
The College Football Playoff committee released its fourth rankings of the 2019 season. There were winners and losers, including Ohio State and Utah.That's the most notable shift in terms of determining the final four teams, even if both the Buckeyes and Tigers have been locked into the national semifinals with perfect ends to the regular season — Ohio State gets Michigan and the winner of the Big Ten West, while LSU faces Texas A&M and Georgia.
Ohio State 74, North Carolina 49, Big Ten wins 8-6. Statement from Ohio State : The Buckeyes look like the best team in the Big Ten right now. The thrashing of the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill — Roy Williams’ worst home defeat — was their latest show of strength. Think the football team is impressive?
College football winners and losers : Setting the stage. The overall profile just isn’t as strong as the top two teams, and facing 9-3 Virginia won ’t help Clemson as much as the Big Ten and SEC title games can boost the value of Ohio State and LSU, respectively.
Winner: Justin Fields is pretty darn good on one leg
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields injured his left knee last Saturday against Michigan, suffering an MCL sprain. He wore a brace on that leg this Saturday during the Big Ten Championship Game, and it appeared to give him trouble early on.
After a rough first quarter, Fields started to get into a bit of a groove. Then, he and his receivers got into a tremendous rhythm in the third quarter, and kept right on grooving in the fourth.
All told, Fields racked up 299 yards and three touchdowns through the air to lead the Buckeyes to victory, despite being obviously uncomfortable and without the ability to do much on the ground like he usually does.
Friday's winners and losers in college football led by Virginia and Texas
Friday's post-Thanksgiving winners and losers in college football includes Virginia and Texas.After taking the lead with a 48-yard field goal and adding an exclamation point with a defensive touchdown with a minute left, Virginia's 39-30 win snaps one of the longest and most painful rivalry losing streaks in college football history and marks the Cavaliers' latest unlocked achievement under coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Winners — Big Ten basketball fans Losers — Big Ten basketball haters. The point is this: Sunday’ s game between Ohio State and Michigan was vintage Big Ten basketball. Those of us who love the product felt like we were treated to a grind-it-out slugfest featuring two teams that played excellent
The Buckeyes are 8-0 in Big Ten play after romping Minnesota 67-49 on Saturday. With the win , they have now surpassed their win total in conference play from last season with 10 games still left on the regular season schedule. 7 against Ohio State , chances are they will remain a projected No. 1 seed.
Loser: Jack Coan fell apart in the second half© Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
One of the big reasons Wisconsin built up a 21-7 lead in the first half is that quarterback Jack Coan made huge plays when it mattered. He opened the game with a 27-yard strike to Quintez Cephus, passed for 100 yards and ran in two scores in an inspired first-half performance.
Unfortunately, the second half saw Coan fall apart. The junior quarterback looked like a completely different player. He got rattled. He panicked. He was inaccurate. It wasn’t until late in the fourth quarter when the game was already over that he got back into a comfort zone.
As a result, Wisconsin’s offense was unable to keep pace with the suddenly wide-awake Ohio State offense. Game over.
Winner: Jonathan Taylor and J.K. Dobbins put on a show
Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship Game featured two of the nation’s best running backs. Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor both sailed past 100 yards on the ground and kept on running.
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Ohio State football survived a close call against Big Ten opponent Indiana with winners and losers to tell the story. The Buckeyes (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten ) won It almost seemed Ohio State sophomore running back Carlos Hyde disappeared when senior running back Dan Herron returned from his five-game
Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State OSU. 1 - 0 . Gamecast Tickets. An overtime touchdown toss that proved to be the game winner in one of the finest-played games of the now halfway-finished 2016 season, a classic Big Ten punching match -- overcast Ohio State faced its first genuine test of 2016.
Taylor opened the game with a 44-yard touchdown that sparked Wisconsin’s first-half domination. Dobbins was the meat grinder that chewed up the Badgers’ front seven and wore down the clock in the second half.
The two young stars combined to pile up 328 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage. They’ll both be playing on Sundays for a lot of money, very soon.
Loser: Refs may have altered the outcome© Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Buckeyes pulled ahead of the Badgers for the first time when Fields found K.J. Hill open in the end zone in late in the third quarter. This score came on the heels of two straight scoring drives for Ohio State, along with a fumble and missed field goal for Wisconsin to open the second half.
It was the tipping point of the game, to be sure.
Now here’s the kicker. The refs missed a blatant false start on this play. Buckeyes receiver Garrett Wilson clearly moved illegally (watch here). Wisconsin defenders were pointing at him but the refs just let it happen without a penalty.
Winners and losers in fifth College Football Playoff rankings include Utah and Alabama
The College Football Playoff committee released its fifth rankings of the 2019 season. There were winners and losers, including Alabama and Utah.The race for No. 4 matters, but so does the chase for No. 1. The latter has always carried some importance due to the ability to land at the semifinal destination closer to home. This year's competition for the top spot has another layer of intrigue.
No. 14 Ohio State held off No. 20 Michigan State ( AP Top 25 ) 17-16 in a tense matchup between two ranked Big Ten teams If the Spartans had won , Mumphrey would warrant a game ball, if only for a fantastic individual effort on a third-quarter play-action pass into the flat that he turned into a 29-yard
Ohio State ' s power back Carlos Hyde followed up a two-touchdown performance against Nebraska last year by doubling For the first time in college football history, the Coaches Poll does not have a single Big Ten team ranked. Part of that is due to Ohio State being banned from the postseason and thus
We don’t know what would have happened if the false start had been called. Maybe the Buckeyes would have scored a touchdown, anyway. But a game that was still very much up for grabs was altered due to a brutal faux pas by the refs.
Winner: Quintez Cephus was outstanding
For Wisconsin, the passing game was almost Quintez Cephus or bust most of the night. Jack Coan was unable to get into any rhythm with receivers other than Cephus, but when he threw the ball to the junior receiver it paid off more often than not.
Cephus came up with seven catches for 122 yards. Though he was unable to spark a victory for his team, Cephus was one of the best players in the Big Ten Championship Game. Period.
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The 25 best college football games this season
There is still plenty of football left to be played in the 2019 college football season. However, the regular season for most of the country's teams has ended. There have been plenty of memorable games featuring some of the top teams in the nation but certainly not subject to just the elite.From last-second thrillers to overtime instant classics, here's a look at 25 of the better 2019 games leading up to this weekend's conference championship contests. Todd Kirkland/Getty Images
Georgia State 38, Tennessee 30, Aug. 31
Playing just its seventh season on the FBS level, Georgia State registered the biggest win in program history by upending the Volunteers on their home field to open the 2019 campaign. The Panthers, a 25-point underdog, trailed 17-14 at halftime but ran for 213 yards, forced three turnovers and scored 17 fourth quarter points to beat their first Power Five opponent. Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports
No. 16 Auburn 27, No. 11 Oregon 21, Aug. 31
It was quite the collegiate debut for Auburn true freshman quarterback Bo Nix. His numbers weren't all that great (177 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions), but with the Tigers trailing 21-13 in the fourth quarter, Nix helped lead the comeback, one that was capped with a pin-point, 26-yard TD pass to Seth Williams with 9 seconds left in the game. Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports
No. 7 Michigan 24, Army 21 (2OT), Sept. 7
Not the prettiest game played in 2019, but any time a service academy seriously challenges a Power Five program, it is a big deal. Army was the better team most of the day, while the Wolverines struggled with turnovers. However, when it mattered most, Michigan came through. Zach Charbonnet recorded tying-touchdown runs in the second half and first overtime before Jake Moody's 43-yard field goal provided the winning margin. Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports
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BYU 29, Tennessee 26 (2OT), Sept. 7
As we'll see, BYU was all about the upset this season. Trailing 13-3 at the half and by three late, Zach Wilson and Micah Simon hooked up for a 64-yard pass play that set up a tying, 33-yard field goal with one second left in regulation. Ty'Son Williams' 5-yard TD run in the second overtime helped BYU hand the Vols their second upset home loss in as many weeks. Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports
No. 6 LSU 45, No. 9 Texas 38, Sept. 7
LSU led 20-7 at the half, but the Longhorns were not about to go quietly. They were able to have their way with the visiting Tigers defense, scoring 31 second-half points. However, Texas would get within two points twice, but it could not keep LSU from scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter and Joe Burrow from throwing for a breakout 471 yards and four TDs. Ronald Cortes/USA TODAY Sports
BYU 30, No. 24 USC 27 (OT), Sept. 14
It's BYU again. This time the Cougars pulled off the upset at home in a tightly contested game in which USC managed to force overtime on Chase McGrath's 52-yard field goal with 1:43 left in regulation. However, BYU's Jacob Oldroyd connected from 43 yards out on the first possession of overtime, and Dayan Ghanwoloku intercepted the Trojans' Kedon Slovis to clinch the victory. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh 35, No. 15 UCF 34, Sept. 21
Pitt did not play like a 1-2 team when it welcomed the Knights to town. The Panthers jumped out to a 21-0 lead but allowed UCF to storm back and go up 31-21 in the third. However, Pitt had a rally of its own, as quarterback Kenny Pickett's 3-yard TD reception off the "Pitt Special" and ensuing extra point with 59 seconds left gave the hosts the victory and ended UCF's impressive 27-game regular-season winning streak. Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
UCLA 67, No. 19 Washington State 63, Sept. 21
The Bruins are still without a bowl appearance under Chip Kelly, but they do have wins over two ranked opponents this season — none bigger than the one on that wild night in Pullman, Washington. UCLA overcame a 49-17 third-quarter deficit by scoring a ridiculous 50 points from the 3:48 mark of the period on. Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 507 yards with five TDs and ran for two scores. Overshadowed by the Bruins' rally were the nine touchdown passes from Cougars quarterback Anthony Gordon. James Snook/USA TODAY Sports
No. 1 Clemson 21, North Carolina 20, Sept. 28
The closest call the defending national champs experienced during the regular season came in Chapel Hill. Paced by a solid effort from freshman quarterback Sam Howell and a stingy defense, the Tar Heels gave Clemson all it could handle. In a bold move, Mack Brown told his squad to go for two and the lead with 1:17 left in the game. But Howell was stopped well short of the end zone, and the Tigers survived. Nell Redmond/USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati 27, No. 18 UCF 24, Oct. 4
Less than a month after UCF's 27-game, regular-season winning streak ended against Pitt, it was upset again, this time, with host Cincinnati snapping the Knights' 19-game unbeaten run within the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats trailed 16-10 at the half before scoring 17 straight points to take the lead and ultimately hold on for the upset and a wild celebration. Bob Meyer/USA TODAY Sports
No. 24 SMU 43, Tulsa 37 (3OT), Oct. 5
SMU won its first eight games during this special 2019 season for the program. Accomplishing that run wasn't easy, as the Mustangs needed to fight back from a 30-9 fourth quarter hole. SMU scored 21 points in the fourth to force overtime and than capped the comeback with James Proche's 25-yard TD catch in the second overtime. Timothy Flores/USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina 20, No. 3 Georgia 17 (2OT), Oct. 12
Not much went well for South Carolina (4-8) in 2019, but the highlight was certainly its upset between the hedges. The Gamecocks were a 24.5 point underdog but picked off Jake Fromm three times and forced the quarterback to also lose a fumble. In the end, Parker White's 24-field goal was the difference, as usually dependable Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed from 42 yards out in the second overtime. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports
No. 22 Baylor 33, Texas Tech 30 (2OT), Oct. 12
Baylor has played its share of close games during the 2019 season, but one of the more entertaining contests came against the high-potent Red Raiders. Texas Tech led 6-3 at the half and then the dam broke open. The Bears marched 99 yards, following a sack on the first play of their final regulation drive, to force overtime with a short field goal. They won it on JaMycal Hasty's 5-yard TD run in the second OT to remain undefeated. Ray Carlin/USA TODAY Sports
Illinois 24, No. 6 Wisconsin 23, Oct. 19
Mired in a four-game losing streak and closing as a 30.5-point underdog, Illinois had no business pulling off the biggest upset of the season. The Badgers were undefeated and allowed just 29 points over the first six games. However, the host Illini hung around and overcame a 13-point hole by forcing two fourth-quarter turnovers and scoring the game's final 10 points — capped by James McCourt's 39-yard field goal as time expired. Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports
Virginia Tech 43, North Carolina 41 (6OT), Oct. 19
In a game that took more than four hours to finish, the Hokies managed to outlast the Tar Heels while making a little history in the process. This contest featured the debut of the NCAA's new rule of going only for a two-point conversion on each possession after the fourth overtime. Quincy Patterson's two-point conversion run in the seventh overtime finally ended a wildly entertaining contest. Lee Luther Jr./USA TODAY Sports
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No. 12 Oregon 35, No. 25 Washington 31, Oct. 19
Oregon trailed by 14 early in the second half, but that could not keep Justin Herbert and running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio from pulling out the victory in Seattle. Habibi-Likio ran for a third-quarter score, and Herbert threw two second-half TDs, highlighted by the go-ahead and eventual-winning 5-yard pass to Jaylon Redd with 5:10 left in the game. Jennifer Buchanan/USA TODAY Sports
Kansas State 48, No. 5 Oklahoma 41, Oct. 26
Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts might be the Heisman Trophy contender, but Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson played like a star in handing the Sooners their only loss to date. Thompson ran for four touchdowns, but Hurts (three rushing TDs, one passing TD) led Oklahoma back with 18 fourth-quarter points before having a successful onside kick overturned near the end of the game. Scott Sewell/USA TODAY Sports
No. 16 Notre Dame 21, Virginia Tech 20, Nov. 2
The Irish last lost at home in September 2017; however, that run almost came to an end against the Hokies in early November. This tight, competitive game came down to the final seconds, which was fitting considering the path it took. With Virginia Tech up 20-14, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book tied the game on a 7-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left, and the extra point put the hosts up for good and kept the home winning streak intact. Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports
No. 13 Minnesota 31, No. 5 Penn State 26, Nov. 9
Since the start of the 1996 season, Minnesota has two wins in 13 tries against top-five teams. Both have come against Penn State, and this November triumph was the biggest of a special season that pushed them to 9-0. Tanner Morgan (339 passing yards, three TDs) and the Gophers never trailed, but the Nittany Lions never gave up. That's until Sean Clifford was intercepted in the end zone while going for it all with 1:09 left in the game. Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports
No. 1 LSU 46, No. 2 Alabama 41, Nov. 9
This 1 vs. 2 wasn't the best game of the 2019 season, but it was entertaining and close enough to make this list. LSU never trailed, but Alabama made things interesting by scoring 28 second-half points to get close after trailing 33-13 in halftime. In the end, it was just too much Joe Burrow (393 yards, three TDs) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (three rushing TDs, one receiving TD) for the Tide to handle. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State 23, No. 22 Texas 21, Nov. 16
It can be argued that Iowa State and Texas were two of the most overvalued teams in the preseason. They'll each enter the bowl season 7-5 but played one of the better games of 2019. Iowa State led 20-7 entering the fourth quarter, but the visiting Longhorns went ahead 21-20 before Connor Assalley's 36-yard field goal as time expired gave the Cyclones just their third win in the last 16 games over this series. Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports
No. 10 Oklahoma 34, No. 12 Baylor 31, Nov. 16
Following a dominant first half in which Baylor led by as many as 25 points, it looked like the Bears were headed to 10-0. However, Jalen Hurts and Co. had a different idea. While the Sooners defense clamped down, Hurts threw three touchdown passes as the visitors scored the only 24 points of the second half to stun Baylor on its home field and end the Bears' quest for a perfect season. Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports
Navy 35, No. 21 SMU 28, Nov. 23
Navy has enjoyed an impressive bounce back from last season's three-win disappointment. The highlight of the run came against an SMU team that has also made big strides in 2019. Down 21-10 at halftime, Malcolm Perry (195 rushing yards, two rushing TDs, one passing TD) and Co. scored 25 points over the final two quarters to pull off the comeback. Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports
Indiana 44, Purdue 41 (2OT), Nov. 30
This season's installment in the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket won't soon be forgotten. It's truly one rivalry game where records don't seem to matter. The Hoosiers led 21-10 at half, but the banged-up, four-win Boilermakers tied it at 31 to force overtime. Quarterback Peyton Ramsey's 1-yard touchdown run in the second overtime ultimately gave the Hoosiers the victory and their first eight-win season since 1993. Thomas J. Russo/USA TODAY Sports
No. 16 Auburn 48, No. 5 Alabama 45, Nov. 30
It was the day Alabama's College Football Playoff hopes ended. Even with four total touchdowns from the electrifying Jaylen Waddle, too many mistakes did in the Crimson Tide. Mac Jones threw a pair of pick-sixes, Joseph Bulovas hit the upright on a potential tying-30-yard field with 2:04 left in the game and the Tide punt-return unit had too many men on the field on a fourth-and-4 with 1:06 to go that allowed Auburn to keep the ball and pull off the upset. John Reed/USA TODAY Sports
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There is a second football national signing period in February, so several teams may continue to add commitments across the next two months.All platitudes aside, there are varying grades of success on signing day. Those FBS programs in annual contention for national championships battle for five-star talent. Others are known more for digging deep to find undiscovered and overlooked diamonds in the rough.