week 12 of college football The season has featured several exciting matchups, and there’s more where that came from as things wind down on Saturday night.
Currently, Oklahoma is seeking revenge on No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series after losing to its archrival in the Bedlam Series, while No. 7 USC battles No. 16 rival UCLA from Crosstown in the Rose Bowl. To wrap things up, No. 10 Utah will attempt 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.
Previously, No. 4 TCU needed every second to beat Baylor and kicked a game-winning field goal after time was up to remain undefeated. Also in the Big Ten, No. 3 Michigan rallied to beat Illinois in the dying seconds.
Elsewhere, No. 2 Ohio State was almost angered by an unranked opponent, but the Buckeyes pulled away with a win over Maryland, No. 9 Clemson throttled Miami, and Texas dismembered Kansas on the road.
Here are the top games from Saturday’s chalkboard!
No. 7 USC to No. 16 UCLA
The Bruins strike first
UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson picked it up for the Bruins and gave the home team the early lead.
Through the air
Then DTR showed his arm strength for UCLA’s second touchdown in the first quarter, a 30-yard bomb.
Close the gap
USC gained some momentum in the second quarter, drawing within three points to keep the Bruins close.
No. 22 Oklahoma State in Oklahoma
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.
man of the hour
Sooners QB Dillon Gabriel threw two more touchdowns in the first quarter to give Oklahoma a 28-0 lead.
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Texas 55, Kansas 14
Bijan Robinson worked his way into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown run to put Texas on the board.
Then the Longhorns’ running star notched his second touchdown of the gameruns untouched into the end zone to 14:0.
Bijan Robinson scores on 2-yard rushing TD
Texas RB Bijan Robinson runs in a 2-yard score to take the lead over Kansas.
Keilan Robinson took a screen pass 15 yards for an easy touchdown to extend Texas’ lead to 24-0.
Bijan Robinson completed the hat trick by running in for a 1 yard score how the time passed in the first half.
Then the Longhorns standout broke a pair of tackles, stuttered, and turned on the Jets for a 32-yard touchdown run, good for his fourth total of the game as Texas ran away with the win.
No. 2 Ohio State 43, Maryland 30
Ohio State star receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. 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.
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 was Lathan Ransom’s second straight game with a punt block. Two games later, Ohio State grabbed a 17-13 lead.
find your 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.
Three for the backup RB
Hayden added a third touchdown right after Maryland’s score, which briefly increased the Buckeyes by 12. However, the Terps 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, but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback.
No. 9 Clemson 40, 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 played wide on the play at the goal line to make it 24-0 en route to an easy home win.
#4 TCU 29, Baylor 28
Qualan Jones capped Baylor’s opening drive by potting the ball into the end zone on a 10-yard scamper.
ground play strong
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 got the Horned Frogs on the board late in the first quarter to level the game.
Things didn’t stay indecisive for long, however, as Kelsey Johnson went into reverse and ran onto the field for an A 2-yard touchdown to return leadership to Baylor.
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.
Baylor attempted a touchdown just before halftime. But TCU defender Bud Clark had other plans, pick up a passport in the end zone to bring the game into a tie at halftime.
Then 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.
bears back up
Having previously made a substitution, Johnson attacked the goal line hard to put the Bears ahead early in the fourth quarter.
Then Baylor RB Richard Reese hammered one into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown to extend Baylor’s lead, 28-20.
Crazy scramble to kick for victory!
Emari Demercado ran into the end zone with ease 3 yard score to reduce Baylor’s lead to 28-26 with just over two minutes left, but TCU failed to level the game due to a missed 2-point conversion.
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
Michigan running back and Heisman hopeful Blake Corum itched several defenders in the game’s opening play for a 35-yard gain before scoring later in the drive to give the Wolverines a 7-0 lead.
As Michigan went for their second touchdown of the game, Corum fumbled, grabs his left knee and then stays on the pitch for a few moments before leaving the field under his own power.
Corum was cleared for the return after undergoing tests on his left knee at half-time. He reentered play from scrimmage in the second half on Michigan’s second game and carried the ball for a 5-yard gain.
That was Corum’s only touch in the second half, however, putting his status in question for next week’s meeting with Ohio State (Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, FOX).
Illinois finally got into the end zone midway through the third quarter when Chase Brown broke the stack for a one 8 yard score to make it a 10-10 game. Then Brown broke out on a 37-yard touchdown rush that gave Illinois a 17-10 lead and handed Michigan its first deficit of the fourth quarter of the season.
Jake Moody did it 35-yard field goal to complete the comeback for Michigan.
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 scored touchdowns on both sides of the ball for Jackson State. The freshman had a pick six before making an impressive touchdown catch.
No. 10 Utah at No. 12 Oregon (10:30 p.m. ET)
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