Coach Bruce Pearl jumped all over the Tigers at halftime, and Auburn rallied from 10 points down to upset fifth-seeded Texas A&M by a score of 66-59 on Thursday.
The Aggies signed 13 defenders, none bigger than defensive tackle Daylon Mack, along with 11 offensive players and a kicker Wednesday.
Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score Monday, and Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia 45-37 in the Liberty Bowl.
The Big 12 and SEC couldn’t have asked for a better game for the inaugural challenge between the conferences Sunday with No. 3 Texas facing No. 4 Texas A&M.
Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is widely expected to win Oregon’s first.
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year it was the Big 12.
The entire postseason schedule features 39 bowls, including the playoff championship game. To help sort through the clutter, here’s a look at some of the more intriguing matchups that aren’t part of the ‘New Year’s Six.’
This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
The powerhouse league is assured of a playoff spot only if the top-ranked Crimson Tide wins Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game in the George Dome.
Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a Texas A&M defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU’s 23-17 win.
The Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping the game stokes a rivalry between the teams.