This week’s record: 7-5; for the season: 74-25.
The College Football Playoff Shakeup (This week): Another week, another shakeup. Those who lost over the Thanksgiving CFB weekend: Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida, Mississippi State and UCLA.
The Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to…Stanford. A final play, 45-yard field goal following a desperate drive after a go-head TD by Notre Dame gave the Cardinal the victory and ended the Irish’s chances for a spot in the CFP.
The Warner Wolf Award (FBS) goes to…SMU. If you had the Mustangs and 63, you lost. Final: Memphis 63, SMU 0.
You took the “Over,” right??? 1st Place, a three-way tie: Texas Tech-Texas; Oregon-Oregon State and Az. St.-Cal. 94 points scored in each of these games with Tech, Oregon and Cal the winners, respectively.
You took the “Over,” right? 2nd Place, FCS: 101. Final: William & Mary 52, Duquesne 49.
· Alabama running back Derrick Henry ran 46 times for 271 and a TD in the Iron Bowl as Bama beat Auburn 29-13. Henry also broke the Bama single season rushing record and the 45-year-old record for carries in a game.
· Clemson QB Deshaun Watson passed and ran for 393 yards and 4 TDs as the Tigers beat cross state rival South Carolina 37-32.
· Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield threw 2 TDs and ran for one as the Sooners buried Oklahoma State 58-23
· Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 and 2 TDs as the Buckeyes routed Michigan 42-13.
· Florida State running back Dalvin Cook ran for 183 and 2 TDs as the Seminoles beat Florida 27-2.
· LSU running back Leonard Fournette ran 32 times for 159 and a TD and broke the Tigers’ 38-year-old single season rushing record.
Now, some quick headlines…as of this writing, 1:30CST….
· LSU’s Les Miles will return as HBC next year. After the Tigers beat Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium last night, his players carried him off the field on their shoulders.
· HBC Mark Richt is out at Georgia citing a “mutual decision” with UGA powers-that-be.
· Virginia’s HBC Mike London has resigned after six seasons.
· Rutgers HBC Kyle Flood has reportedly been fired, as well as the AD.
· Toledo’s Matt Campbell is reported to be the next HBC at Iowa State.
This week’s CFP rankings will be out on Tuesday. Here’s the link: http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/#home0
Looking ahead to next weekend: It’s conference championship weekend.
Check this link for the schedule. It’s the best link for college football on TV: http://www.lsufootball.net/tvschedule.htm
Sources: ncaa.com; Associated Press