No. 8 Alabama has been finding different ways to win this season. On Saturday night, it beat No. 1 42-28 in an offensive shootout. 14 won against LSU. The win gives the Crimson Tide control of the SEC West with a clear path to the conference title game.
In the evening’s other marquee game, the Wildcats at the LA Coliseum showcased No. 5 Washington no. 20 USC overruled 52-42. The win keeps Washington undefeated and very much alive in the College Football Playoff and Pac-12 title races.
But the drama started before then as Clemson cruised to a 31-23 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame despite the Tigers making several late mistakes. No. 10 Ole Miss chased down a last-second blocked field goal to survive a scare against Texas A&M, and Texas needed a fourth-down stop in overtime to beat Kansas State.
No. 22 Oklahoma State kept the drama alive later in the afternoon, falling to No. 9 Oklahoma 27-24 in what was the final Bedlam Tournament game in the future. Georgia, meanwhile, holds its own against a feisty Missouri team in a crucial SEC East showdown.
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UCLA enters the end zone before halftime. Arizona cut the lead to 14-7.
Arizona is trying to continue its rise. 14-0 lead against No. 19 UCLA
No. 5 Washington remains undefeated against No. 20 USC, 52-42.
Oregon State takes advantage of a big punt return and scores before halftime.
The Beavers led Colorado 14-3 at halftime
Michigan 41, Purdue 13
Oregon 63, Cal 19
Kansas 28, Iowa State 21
NC State 20, Miami 6
Kentucky 24, Mississippi State 3
West Virginia 37, BYU 7
UCF 28, Cincinnati 26
USC is incomplete on 4th down and Washington has 1:02 to go.
That would be your ball game.
Play it, Dillon Johnson!