This week’s record: 4-2; for the season: 78-27.
The final College Football Playoff rankings are out today: These teams are in, in this order: Clemson, Bama, Mich. State and OU. On New Year’s Eve, Clemson plays OU; Bama plays Michigan State
The Yogi Berra “It ain’t over until it’s over Award” goes to…Michigan State. Sparty prevailed over Iowa 16-13 in the Big Ten Championship. Michigan State did it with another gutsy, end-of-the-game finish with a 22-play, 82-yard brutally grinding running drive that ate up just more than nine minutes. Bama has its work cut out for it when it faces Sparty on New Year’s Eve. This is a never-say-die team as there is in CFB.
· Alabama running back Derrick Henry ran 44 times for 189 and a TD in the SEC Championship game. The junior passed former Georgia superback Hershel Walker for the SEC single season rushing record.
· Clemson QB Deshaun Watson passed for three TDs and ran for two more, piling up 420 yards of offense, as Clemson upheld its claim to #1 and won the ACC title by whipping North Carolina 45-37 in Charlotte.
· Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey accumulated 461 yards, running, catching, returning and passing. He scored a running TD, caught a pass for a TD and threw for a TD in the PAC 12 Championship game as the Cardinal beat USC 41-22. McCaffrey’s performance gave him 3,496 all-purpose yards for the season and vaulted him past the great Barry Sanders for the all-purpose, single season record set by the great Barry Sanders in 1988.
The 81st Heisman Trophy will be presented to the outstanding college football player of the season by the Heisman Trophy Trust this coming Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
Looking ahead to next weekend: It’s the annual Army-Navy game, plus the FCS, Div. II and III continue their playoffs.
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