College Football Top Ten (Week 13) – Rivalry Week Chaos

We love rivalry week because teams get a chance to ruin their nemesis’ season while bolstering their own. Michigan’s huge win over Ohio State is the best example of this. Three more top 10 teams lost and two of them are no longer in playoff consideration.

Here is the latest Top 10 rankings:

 

1). Georgia Bulldogs (12-0) defeated Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 45-0

The Bulldogs crushed the overmatched Yellow Jackets to get the easy win. Quarterback Stetson Bennett was efficient, going 14-20 for 255 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Brock Bowers had 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense held Georgia Tech to 166 total yards and had three sacks.

Next game – vs. #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC Championship)

 

2). Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) defeated Auburn Tigers 24-22 in 4OT

The Crimson Tide came back on the Tigers to send it to overtime where they eventually got the victory. Quarterback Bryce Young went 25-51 for 317 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver John Metchie III had 150 receiving yards. The defense held Auburn to 159 total yards and forced a turnover.

Next game – vs. #1 Georgia Bulldogs (SEC Championship)

 

3). Cincinnati Bearcats (12-0) defeated East Carolina Pirates 35-13

The Bearcats took care of the Pirates to get the win. Quarterback Desmond Ridder completed 17-28 for 301 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Alec Pierce had 136 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held East Carolina to under 300 total yards, had three sacks and forced two turnovers.

Next game – vs. #7 Houston Cougars (AAC Championship)

 

4). Michigan Wolverines (11-1) defeated then #4 Ohio State Buckeyes 42-27

The Wolverines outlasted the Buckeyes for a massive victory. Quarterback Cade McNamara went 13-19 for 159 yards and an interception. Running back Hassan Haskins was the workhorse, running for 169 yards and five touchdowns. The defense held its ground and had four sacks.

Next game – vs. #14 Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten Championship)

 

5). Notre Dame Fighting Irish( 11-1) defeated Stanford Cardinal 45-14

The Fighting Irish easily handled a struggling Cardinal team to get the win. Quarterback Jack Coan completed 26-35 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver Kevin Austin Jr. (125 receiving yards) and tight end Michael Mayer (105 receiving yards) made big plays. The defense held Stanford to 227 total yards and forced two turnovers.

Next game – TBA

 

6). Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-1) defeated then #9 Oklahoma Sooners 37-33

The Cowboys held on against the Sooners to get the win. Quarterback Spencer Sanders was good enough, going 19-30 for 214 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran for 93 yards and a touchdown. The defense made the game saving stop to preserve the win and forced two turnovers.

Next game – vs. #10 Baylor Bears (Big 12 Championship)

 

7). Houston Cougars (11-1) defeated Connecticut Huskies 45-17

The Cougars jumped out to a lead and cruised past the Huskies for the win. Quarterback Clayton Tune was sharp, going 21-30 for 301 yards with four touchdowns. Wide receiver Jake Herslow had 111 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held Uconn to 238 total yards, forced a turnover and had seven sacks.

Next game – vs. #3 Cincinnati Bearcats (AAC Championship)

 

8). Ole Miss Rebels (10-2) defeated Mississippi State Bulldogs 31-21

The Rebels hung on against the Bulldogs to get the victory. Quarterback Matt Corral went 26-34 for 234 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Wide receiver Dontario Drummond had 138 receiving yards. The defense made enough plays in the fourth quarter and had three sacks.

Next game – TBA

 

9). San Diego State Aztecs (11-1) defeated Boise State Broncos 27-16

The Aztecs came back against the Broncos to get the victory. Quarterback Jordan Brookshire went 11-15 for 192 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Jesse Matthews had 133 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense forced three turnovers and had four sacks.

Next game – vs. Utah State Aggies (Mountain West Championship)

 

10). Baylor Bears (10-2) defeated Texas Tech Red Raiders 27-24

The Bears outlasted the Red Raiders to get the win. Quarterback Blake Shapen went 20-34 for 254 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Abram Smith ran for 117 yards and a touchdown. Running back Trestan Ebner had 118 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense forced two turnovers and had two sacks.

Next game – vs. #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Championship)

 

 

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