Clemson, Oklahoma all-but wrap up CFP spots...Wisconsin, Auburn fall...UCF still perfect
Dec. 03, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Clemson claimed its spot in the CFP semifinals by routing No. 7 Miami 38-3 in the ACC title game. Kelly Bryant set a championship game record by completing his first 15 passes before finishing 23 of 29 for 252 yards and a touchdown. Bryant also scored one of the Tigers' four rushing touchdowns, an 11-yard scamper that put Clemson ahead 14-0 in the first quarter.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for four touchdowns and second-ranked Oklahoma wrapped up its 11th Big 12 title by clobbering No. 10 TCU 41-17 in the conference title game. Mayfield was 15 of 23 for 243 yards in taking game MVP honors. His first two scoring strikes went to Mark Andrews, likely securing Oklahoma's spot in the CFP semifinals.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wisconsin's national championship hopes are likely shot after J.T. Barrett threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and had a crucial fourth-down conversion as eighth-ranked Ohio State held off the third-ranked Badgers 27-21 in the Big Ten championship game. Barrett powered in from the 1-yard line to give the Buckeyes a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter. Barrett finished 12 of 26 with 211 yards, two TDs and two interceptions while rushing 19 times for 60 yards less than a week after knee surgery.
ATLANTA (AP) — Three weeks after a blowout loss to Auburn, sixth-rated Georgia improved its shot at a CFP berth by trouncing No. 4 Auburn 28-7 in the SEC championship game. Jake Fromm was 16 of 22 for 183 yards and two touchdowns to help Georgia win its first SEC crown in 12 years. D'Andre Swift rushed for 88 yards, Nick Chubb had 77 and Sony Michel added 45 after Chubb and Michel were held to 48 in the Bulldogs' loss to Auburn last month.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 12 UCF captured the American Athletic Conference championship by outlasting and outscoring No. 16 Memphis 62-55 in double-overtime, before Knights coach Scott Frost announced he's going to Nebraska. Otis Anderson scored on a one-yard run before Tre Neal provided the game-ending interception to secure the Knights' 12-0 regular season. The two teams combined for 117 points and 1,479 yards, with McKenzie Milton throwing for 494 yards and five TDs.