week 12 of college football The season features several exciting matchups, and we’ve got you covered from start to finish for all the big games happening on Saturday.
No. 4 TCU needed every second to beat Baylor and kicked in a field goal after time was up to win 29-28 to remain undefeated. In the Big Ten, No. 3 Michigan rallied to beat Illinois in the dying seconds.
Ohio State No. 2 was almost angered by an unranked opponent, but the Buckeyes pulled away with a 43-30 win over Maryland. No. 9 Clemson throttled Miami and Texas chopped up Kansas to win 55-14 on the road.
The day ends with some strong matchups. Oklahoma is looking for revenge on No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series after losing to its archrival last season. USC No. 7 travels to the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA’s No. 16 rival from Crosstown. Finally, No. 10 Utah is trying to beat No. 12 Oregon for the third time in the last two seasons in a repeat of last year’s Pac-12 championship game.
Here are the top games from Saturday’s chalkboard!
No. 22 Oklahoma State in Oklahoma (7:30 p.m. ET)
in the dust
Drake Stoops burned the man covering him and made a jump hold at the 1-yard line to set Oklahoma for the first result of the game.
No. 7 USC to No. 16 UCLA (8 p.m. ET, FOX)
Texas 55, Kansas 14
The Longhorns order some Bijan
Bijan Robinson worked his way into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown run to put Texas on the board.
Texas’ Bijan Robinson scores on a 2-yard rushing touchdown against Kansas
Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson runs in a 2-yard score to take the lead over the Kansas Jayhawks.
And a little more Bijan
The running back star scored his second touchdown of the game and ran untouched into the end zone to make it 14-0.
Now let the other Robinson score
Keilan Robinson took a screen pass 15 yards for an easy touchdown to extend Texas’ lead to 24-0.
Bijan on buzzer
The Texas RB completed the hat trick by scoring a 1-yard score after the first half was over.
Do these four for Bijan
Just bring the ball to Robinson and get out of the way. The Longhorns’ outstanding running back broke a pair of tackles, stuttered, and turned on the Jets for a 32-yard touchdown run.
No. 2 Ohio State 43, Maryland 30
Marvin Harrison Jr. already played a highlight
Ohio State’s star receiver made the hard catch on the sidelines while being handicapped for a 30-yard gain, which helped the Buckeyes take a 7-0 lead on the opening run.
Terps up at half
Taulia Tagovailoa found CJ Dippre in the back of the endzone to give Maryland a 13-10 lead.
Blocked punt alert!
After struggling to move the ball after its opening run in the first half, Ohio State got things rolling in the second half by blocking a punt in Maryland territory.
It’s Lathan Ransom’s second straight game with a punt block. Two games later, Ohio State grabbed a 17-13 lead.
Horse chestnuts find their groove
With multiple running back injuries, Ohio State turned to Dallan Hayden, who scored his second touchdown to extend the lead to 27-13.
Maryland’s QB kept the ball himself and ran it in for the TD. The deficit was reduced to 27-21 after a successful two-point conversion.
Do these three for the backup RB
Hayden added a third touchdown right after Maryland’s score, which briefly increased the Buckeyes by 12. However, the Terapins blocked the PAT and ran it all the way back to score two points to make it a 10-point game.
shadow of his brother
Tagovailoa overwhelmed and dazzled in fourth and Tor, climbing to the touchline before throwing a touchdown to cut Ohio State’s lead to 33-30.
#9 Clemson 30, Miami (FL) 10
Can’t tackle DJ
DJ Uigalelei worked his way into the end zone to extend Clemson’s lead to 14-0 early on.
Clemson prevailed with Miami when Luke Price went wide open at the goal-line on play-action pass to make it 24-0.
#4 TCU 29, Baylor 28
Baylor booms early
Qualan Jones capped the Bears’ opening jab by smacking the ball into the end zone on a 10-yard scamper.
He can walk too
TCU QB Max Duggan has made a name for himself all season for the plays he makes with his arm. However, it was his legs that put the Horned Frogs on the board to level the game with a 7-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.
Tight end, rushing TD!
Kelsey Johnson did the opposite, running up the field for a 2-yard touchdown to hand the lead back to Baylor.
TCU strikes back again
Immediately after Baylor scored his second touchdown of the game, Duggan connected with Taye Barber for a nearly 80-yard reception on the opening plan of the subsequent drive that prompted Kendre Miller to run for a touchdown several games later.
Not under the supervision of TCU
Baylor attempted a touchdown just before halftime. But TCU defender Bud Clark clinched a pass into the end zone to tie the game at halftime.
Duggan throws in double cover
Baylor got an interception of his own after TCU’s QB star tried to go for the home run ball to break a 14-14 tie. Instead, the Bears landed on the ball.
The Horned Frogs took the lead for the first time in the game when Duggan threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Gunnar Henderson, who came wide open from the backfield.
Baylor back on top
Having previously made a substitution, Johnson attacked the goal line hard to put the Bears ahead early in the fourth quarter.
Reese gets a piece of the end zone
Baylor RB Richard Reese hammered one into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown to extend Baylor’s lead to 28-20.
Emari Demercado easily ran into the end zone for the 3-yard score to reduce Baylor’s lead to 28-26 with just over two minutes left.
But TCU couldn’t level the game as the pass was dropped on the 2-point conversion.
Crazy scramble to kick for victory!
TCU tested their kicker by claiming a running play on third and long with just 22 seconds left. However, Griffin Kell stayed cool, calm and collected to hit the field goal when time was up to give the Horned Frogs the win and keep them undefeated.
No. 3 Michigan 19, Illinois 17
Blake Corum is already starting
The Michigan running back and Heisman hopeful juked several defenders in the game’s opening game for a 35-yard gain before later scoring in the drive to the Wolverines’ 7-0 win.
Corum goes under
As Michigan looked to score their second touchdown of the game, Corum fumbled the ball to Illinois. More importantly, Corum grabbed his left knee and stayed on the turf for a few moments before walking off the field under his own power.
Blake is back
Michigan fans breathed a sigh of relief after halftime when the running star was cleared for the return after tests on his left knee, according to the ABC show. Corum entered the game from scrimmage in the second half on Michigan’s second game and carried the ball for a 5-yard gain.
The carry was Corum’s only touch in the second half, leaving his status in question for next week’s meeting with Ohio State.
Ilini makes up for it
Illinois finally got into the end zone midway through the third quarter when Chase Brown broke the stack for an 8-yard score to make it a 10-10 play.
Illinois comes first
Brown broke out on a 37-yard touchdown streak that put Illinois 17-10 ahead and gave Michigan its first deficit of the fourth quarter of the season.
The Wolverines settled for two field goals in the fourth quarter to reduce their deficit to a point with about three minutes remaining.
For the win!
Jake Moody hit the 35-yard field goal to complete Michigan’s comeback and keep them unbeaten ahead of The Game.
Stay tuned for updates!
The best of the rest:
Vanderbilt delivered a 31-24 upset over Florida on Saturday, marking only the second time in 32 games that the Commodores had defeated the Gators.
No. 1 recruit makes top games
Following his college coach, Travis Hunter scores touchdowns on both sides of the ball for Jackson State. The newcomer had a pick 6 before making an impressive toe drag TD catch.
No. 10 Utah at No. 12 Oregon (10:30 p.m. ET)
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