The regular season is coming to a close on the NCAA college football gridiron. The College football committee will look at many key matchups from Week 13. Two top twelve teams were taken down, one by an unranked opponent. Here’s a look…
No. 6 Oregon Ducks lose in Tempe
Justin Herbert and the Oregon Ducks were beaten by conference foe, Arizona State. Herbert threw two crucial interceptions, on back to back drives. The Sun Devils scored after each of the interceptions. Oregon’s top ranked defense was exposed on the road. The Ducks allowed true freshman, Jayden Daniels, to throw for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Daniels sealed the game with an 81-yard strike to Brandon Aiyuk. The final score was 31-28. Oregon had hopes of clinching a spot in the college football playoff. Now, the Ducks will finish on the outside looking in. Oregon will matchup against No.7 Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game in Santa Clara.
No. 9 Penn State Upset Bid Denied
The Nittany Lions suffered its second loss of the season on the road to the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes were favored in Vegas at -18.5. The Lions covered the spread and lost by only 11, 28-17. On the road, Penn State put up a good fight. The stingy defense kept the Lions within striking defense. They forced three fumbles, two of which came from Heisman hopeful Justin Fields. Penn State quarterback, Sean Clifford, struggled against Chase Young and the Buckeye defense. He finished with just 70 yards on the day. Chase Young was fresh off his two game suspension and was ready to announce he was back. Young finished with 3 sacks and 2 forced-fumbles. He will look to continue climbing the NFL draft boards. Ohio State will go on the road to Michigan Stadium in Week 14.
Other Noticeable wins:
USC Dominates UCLA, 52-35
Baylor hands Texas another loss, 24-10
Georgia survives at home against A&M, 19-13
LSU handles Arkansas, 56-20
Oklahoma beats TCU, 28-24
- Colton Brown / November 2019 / HLGU Vanguard