Week 12 of college football The season features a number of exciting matches and we’ve got you covered from start to finish for all the big games taking place on Saturday.
No. 4 TCU needed every second to beat Baylor, kicking a field goal as time expired to win 29-28 to remain undefeated. In the Big Ten, No. 3 Michigan looks to keep its focus on Illinois on Saturday before facing its big rival next week.
Later, No. 2 Ohio State travels to Maryland and No. 9 Clemson hosts Miami. Texas plays at Kansas and looks to stay in the hunt for a Big 12 title.
The day ends with some strong matches. Oklahoma is looking for revenge against No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series after losing to their archrival last season. No. 7 USC travels to the Rose Bowl to face rival No. 16 UCLA. Finally, No. 10 Utah attempts to beat No. 12 Oregon for the third time in the last two seasons in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 Championship.
Here are the top plays from Saturday’s slate!
No. 4 TCU 29, Baylor 28
Baylor blossoms early
Qualan Jones capped the Bears’ opening drive by drilling the ball into the end zone on a 10-yard scamper.
He can run too
TCU QB Max Duggan has made a name for himself all season for his arm plays. However, it was his legs that got the Horned Frogs on the board to tie the game late in the first quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run.
Tight end rushing TD!
Kelsey Johnson reversed and ran down the field for a 2-yard touchdown to give Baylor the lead back.
TCU strikes again
Immediately after Baylor scored its second touchdown of the game, Duggan connected with Taye Barber for a nearly 80-yard reception on the opening drive of the ensuing drive that set up Kendre Miller for a touchdown a few plays later.
Not on TCU’s watch
Baylor attempted a touchdown just before halftime. But TCU defensive back Bud Clark picked off a pass in the end zone to keep the game tied at halftime.
Duggan does a double cover
Baylor got an interception of its own after TCU’s star QB tried to go for the home ball to break a 14-14 tie. Instead, the Bears ended up with the ball.
TCU on top
The Horned Frogs took their first lead of the game when Duggan threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Gunnar Henderson, who was wide open coming out of the backfield.
Baylor back on top
After running one on earlier, Johnson made the tough grab at the goal line to give the Bears the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Reese gets a piece of the end zone
Baylor RB Richard Reese ran one into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown to extend the Baylor lead to 28-20.
Emari Demercado ran into the end zone with ease for a 3-yard score to cut Baylor’s lead to 28-26 with just over two minutes remaining.
But he couldn’t tie the game as the 2-point conversion pass was dropped.
Crazy race to kick for the win!
TCU tested its kicker by calling a running play on third-and-long with just 22 seconds left. However, Griffin Kell remained cool, calm and focused to nail the field goal as time expired to give the Horned Frogs the win and keep them undefeated.
No. 3 Michigan 19, Illinois 17
Blake Corum it’s already going out
The Michigan running back and Heisman hopeful jogged past multiple defenders on the opening play of the game for a 35-yard gain before scoring later in the drive to put the Wolverines up 7-0.
Corum is going down
As Michigan looked to score its second touchdown of the game, Corum punted the ball to Illinois. More importantly, Corum grabbed his left knee and remained on the turf for a few moments before walking off the field under his own power.
Blake is back
Michigan fans could breathe a sigh of relief after halftime as their star running back returned from tests on his left knee, according to the ABC broadcast. Corum entered the game on Michigan’s second play from scrimmage in the second half and carried the ball for a 5-yard gain.
The carry was Corum’s only touchdown in the second half until the third quarter.
The Illini tie it
Illinois finally got into the end zone midway through the third quarter when Chase Brown broke the pile for an 8-yard score to make it a 10-10 game.
Illinois is moving forward
Brown drove for a 37-yard touchdown run that put Illinois up 17-10 and gave Michigan its first fourth-quarter deficit of the season.
The Wolverines settled for two goals in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to one point with about three minutes remaining.
For the win!
Jake Moody hit a 35-yard field goal to complete the comeback for Michigan and keep it undefeated heading into its big game against Ohio State.
Stay tuned for updates!
Texas to Kansas (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1)
No. 2 Ohio State at Maryland (3:30 p.m. ET)
Ohio State Buckeyes
Miami (FL) at No. 9 Clemson (3:30 p.m. ET)
Miami (FL) Hurricanes
No. 22 Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (7:30 p.m. ET)
Oklahoma State Cowboys
No. 7 USC at No. 16 UCLA (8 p.m. ET, FOX)
No. 10 Utah at No. 12 Oregon (10:30 p.m. ET)
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