The week of the year has just concluded for College Football!
There are TONS of big games to unpack so let’s get right into it…..
Ohio State 24 @ Michigan 30:
THE GAME lived up to the hype in a close affair.
Ultimately, the end result was similar to the last two years – a Michigan win.
The difference was the Buckeyes were not blown out of the building the way they were the past two years.
Still, Michigan is the king of the BIG 10 once again, and Ohio State is left to rue their missed opportunities.
None bigger than a final drive interception that sealed the loss for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State will now have to wait another 365 days to get another shot at the Wolverines.
Meanwhile, Michigan will get to enjoy another playoff appearance assuming they beat Iowa this week.
Alabama 27 @ Auburn 24:
It was not necessarily supposed to be a big game but boy did it deliver!
4th and goal from on the 31 yard line and Alabama finds a way to break Auburn hearts with a game winning TD.
You cannot make this stuff up, and it is why the Iron Bowl is one of the best rivalries in college football irregardless of each team’s record.
It seems to be especially good when the game is played in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
See the following: The Kick 6, Bryce Young’s game tying touchdown (and the subsequent winner in overtime), and now 4th and 31.
The win keeps Alabama’s hopes of a CFP appearance alive, and they will know that if they can beat Georgia they are likely in…..
Kentucky 38 @ Louisville 31:
Like Alabama vs Auburn this game was not meant to be a classic.
Kentucky came in on the back of a disappointing season, and Louisville had faced minimal competition all year.
Yet Kentucky came in and dashed the very minimal hope the Cards had of making the CFP.
In a game that went back and fourth, it took a game winning touchdown run in the final minute to decide the victor.
Washington State 21 @ Washington 24:
Once again, this was a game that was not supposed to be close, but it came down to the final minute.
Notice a trend brewing?
Funny things happen on rivalry week, and the Cougars put a big time scare into the Huskies.
Luckily for Washington, a game winning kick at the buzzer ensured that their CFP hopes are alive going into Conference Championship week.
Oregon State 7 @ Oregon 31:
Ah yes, something that was supposed to happen actually happened.
Oregon was expected to handle Oregon State and they did just that.
The Ducks now get a rematch in the PAC 12 Championship against the aforementioned Washington Huskies.
With how well Oregon has been playing (and how shaky Washington has been) it is no surprise that the Ducks are nearly a double digit favorite against the Huskies.
Stay tuned for that preview later this week……