Week 14 college football final scores: Ohio State holds off Michigan, FSU rolls
Ohio State 42, Michigan 41. Oh yeah, and some other games happened, apparently?
It's neither easy nor particularly fair to designate a game of the year, but if one were so inclined to do such a thing, Ohio State over Michigan is on a very short list of candidates. On a somewhat larger list, so is Oregon's one-point victory over Oregon State on Friday. But wow, OSU-Michigan. Wow.
We'll keep updating this story as games go final around the country. For live scores, check here:
No. 2 Florida State 37, Florida 7 | Full Recap
No. 3 Ohio State 42, Michigan 41 | Full Recap
In the wildest game of the week and one of the wildest of the year, Ohio State needed DB Tyvis Powell to intercept a two-point conversion with 32 seconds left to preserve the win and its undefeated record. The Buckeyes rushed for 393 yards and four touchdowns on the day, and Michigan QB Devin Gardner threw for 451 yards and four touchdowns in a heroic losing effort.
No. 11 Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3 | Full Recap
Michigan State became the first Big Ten team since the expansion of 1953 (when, appropriately, Michigan State was added) to win every single conference game by double digits by dispatching Minnesota, 14-3. The Spartans' defense was as stout as ever, and Jeremy Langford was a punisher on the ground once again with 134 yards and a score. MSU will now bring its top-ranked rush defense to Indianapolis to face Ohio State next week, and this one will be an all-out war in the trenches.
No. 13 Oregon 36, Oregon State 35 (Fri.) | Full Recap
College football's Civil War was a wild one on Friday night, as Oregon needed a last-minute touchdown throw from Marcus Mariota to Josh Huff to pick up the victory against the surprisingly feisty Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State scored on a 25-yard jet sweep by Victor Bolden with under two minutes left to take a 35-30 lead, but a missed two-point conversion left the door open just enough for the Ducks to prevail.
No. 14 Northern Illinois 33, Western Michigan 14 (Tues.) | Full Recap
Jordan Lynch ran for a QB-record 321 yards (besting his own record of 316 yards against CMU earlier this year) and four scores as the Huskies coasted to victory on their last stop before the MAC Championship against Bowling Green. A win there will likely put NIU in a BCS bowl for the second straight season, which is a frankly incredible thing to type about a MAC team.
San Jose State 62, No. 16 Fresno State 52 (Fri.) | Full recap
How crazy of a game was this? The first half alone featured 83 points. The Bulldogs and Spartans combined for 12 passing touchdowns. After taking a 42-41 lead into halftime, San Jose State pulled away on the arm of senior quarterback David Fales. His 547 yards passing topped the 514 of David Carr. Carr's interception with just under 12 minutes remaining sealed the fate of his Bulldogs for their first loss of the season. Fresno State is now effectively out of BCS bowl contention.
No. 17 LSU 31, Arkansas 27 (Fri.) | Full Recap
After Zach Mettenberger went down with a leg injury in the fourth quarter, freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings was tasked with leading the Tigers over the Razorbacks. He drove 99 yards in eight plays to put his team up by four. Mettenberger went 14/22 for 156 yards and an interception before his injury.
No. 20 UCF 23, USF 20 (Fri.) | Full Recap
UCF QB Blake Bortles led the Knights on a 4th quarter comeback drive to take the lead on upstart USF, and an interception by Jordan Ozerities in the dying minutes sealed UCF's win—and its American Athletic Conference championship.
No. 24 Duke 27, North Carolina 25 | Full Recap
Duke punched its ticket to the ACC Championship Game by holding off UNC. In football. We have proof:
Texas 40, Texas Tech 16 (Thurs.) | Full Recap
The Texas Longhorns reminded Texas Tech and the rest of the Big 12 where the power still stands in the conference by throttling the reeling Red Raiders on Thanksgiving. The Longhorn ground game was too much for Tech's still-green defensive front, and this one was academic by early in the third quarter.
Mississippi State 17, Ole Miss 10 (OT) (Thurs.) | Full Recap
Mississippi State took home the Egg Bowl and clinched bowl eligibility with a stunner in Starkville, taking out the favored Rebels 17-10 in overtime. Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace appeared to be en route to scoring to tie the game in OT, but he was stripped near the goal line and the ball was recovered with ease by Jamerson Love (it was headed out of the end zone anyway), and that was that.
Iowa 38, Nebraska 17 (Fri.) | Full Recap
The Cornhuskers ended up outgaining the Hawkeyes, but mistakes proved costly, and Iowa prevailed on the road. It is the first time since 1943 that Iowa's won in Lincoln. Nebraska quarterback Ron Kellogg III struggled under duress and threw a pair of interceptions. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini may have sealed his fate in the loss, not only by getting dumptrucked by unranked Iowa but with questionable behavior on the sideline, at the halftime interview and in the post-game news conference.
Washington 27, Washington State 17 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Bishop Sankey tallied 200 yards on 34 carries to bring the Apple Cup home for the Huskies. Wazzu QB Connor Halliday had another arm-exhausting game, going 32/59 for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the final home game of Huskies QB Keith Price's career, and he finished 15/20 for 181 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Miami 41, Pittsburgh 31 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Stacy Coley caught three passes, two for touchdowns, and took an end around 73 yards for a touchdown in Miami's victory. Allen Hurns caught nine passes for 173 yards from Stephen Morris, who threw for 296 yards on the day. The win leaves Miami hoping for losses by both Duke and Virginia Tech to earn the chance to play Florida State for the ACC title.
Kansas State 31, Kansas 10 | Full Recap
Just about the only adversity KSU faced in this one was a 1st and 42 (NOTE: KSU did not convert the first down at all). KSU was up 21-0 just 15:10 into the game, and it was never close thereafter. It's a strong finish for KSU, who moves to 7-5 (5-4) on the year.
Houston 34, SMU 0 (Fri.)
UConn 28, Rutgers 17
Temple 41, Memphis 21
Maryland 41, NC State 21
Marshall 59, East Carolina 28 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Southern Miss 62, UAB 27
Bowling Green 24, Buffalo 7 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Ball State 55, Miami (OH) 14 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Ohio 51, Massachusetts 23 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Central Michigan 42, Eastern Michigan 10 (Fri.) | Full Recap
Akron 31, Toledo 29 (Fri.)
Vanderbilt 23, Wake Forest (ACC) 21
Troy 42, Texas State 28 (Fri.)
Florida Atlantic 21, Florida International 6 (Fri.)
The rest of the schedule
|2 p.m. ET||Air Force, 2-9||Colorado State, 6-6||ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||Colorado, 4-7||Utah, 4-7||Pac-12 Network|
|2 p.m. ET||South Alabama, 4-6||Georgia State, 0-11||ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||Wyoming, 5-6||Utah State, 7-4||ROOT, Mountain West Net|
|2:30 p.m. ET||North Texas 7-4||Tulsa 3-8||FSN|
|2:30 p.m. ET||Southern, 7-4||Grambling State, 1-10||NBC|
|3 p.m. ET||Tulane, 7-4||Rice, 8-3||FOX College Sports|
|3 p.m. ET||Southern Utah, 8-4||Sam Houston State, 8-4||ESPN3.com|
|3:05 p.m. ET||BYU, 7-4||Nevada, 4-7||CBSSN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||No. 1 Alabama, 11-0||No. 4 Auburn, 10-1||CBS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||No. 9 Baylor, 9-1||TCU, 4-7||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Penn State, 6-5||No. 15 Wisconsin, 9-2||ESPN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Boston College, 7-4||Syracuse, 5-6||ACC Network, RSN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Georgia, 7-4||Georgia Tech, 7-4||ABC|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Idaho, 1-10||New Mexico State, 1-10||KGRT, ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Louisiana Tech, 4-7||UTSA, 6-5||CSS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Northwestern, 4-7||Illinois, 4-7||Big Ten Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Purdue, 1-10||Indiana, 4-7||Big Ten Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Virginia Tech, 7-4||Virginia, 2-9||ESPNU|
|3:45 p.m. ET||UTEP, 2-9||Middle Tennessee, 7-4||MyTV30|
|4 p.m. ET||Iowa State, 2-9||West Virginia, 4-7||Fox Sports 1|
|4 p.m. ET||Arkansas State, 7-4||Western Kentucky, 7-4||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||No. 6 Clemson, 10-1||No. 10 South Carolina, 9-2||ESPN2|
|7 p.m. ET||No. 25 Notre Dame 8-3||No. 8 Stanford, 9-2||FOX|
|7 p.m. ET||Tennessee, 4-7||Kentucky, 2-9||ESPNU|
|7 p.m. ET||ULM, 5-6||UL Lafayette, 8-2||ESPN3.com, Sun Belt Net|
|7:45 p.m. ET||No. 21 Texas A&M, 8-3||No. 5 Missouri, 10-1||ESPN|
|8 p.m. ET||No. 22 UCLA, 8-3||No. 23 USC, 9-3||ABC|
|8 p.m. ET||South Dakota State, 8-4||Northern Arizona, 9-2||ESPN3.com|
|8 p.m. ET||Samford, 8-4||Jacksonville State, 9-3||ESPN3.com|
|9:30 p.m. ET||Arizona, 7-4||No. 12 Arizona State, 9-2||Pac-12 Network|
|10:15 p.m. ET||New Mexico, 3-8||Boise State, 7-4||ESPN2|
|10:30 p.m. ET||San Diego State, 7-4||UNLV, 6-5||ESPNU|
|11 p.m. ET||Army, 3-7||Hawaii, 0-11||Mountain West Network|
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