Week 12 of college football The season features a number of exciting fixtures, 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 tries to keep its focus on Illinois on Saturday before facing its archrival next week.
Later, No. 2 Ohio State travels to Maryland and No. 9 Clemson hosts Miami. Texas plays Kansas looking to stay in the hunt for a Big 12 title.
The day ends with strong confrontations. 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 tries to beat No. 12 Oregon for the third time in the last two seasons in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 championship game.
Here are the best plays on Saturday’s board!
No. 4 TCU 29, Baylor 28
Baylor breaks out early
Qualan Jones capped the Bears’ opening drive by pounding 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 running TD!
Kelsey Johnson took the reverse and ran down the field for a 2-yard touchdown to bring Baylor back.
TCU strikes again
Just 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. how many plays later
Not on TCU’s clock
Baylor tried to get a touchdown right before halftime. But TCU defensive end Bud Clark picked off a pass in the end zone to keep the game tied at the half.
Duggan throws into double coverage
Baylor got an interception of its own after the star TCU QB tried to go for the home run 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 a wide open Gunnar Henderson coming out of the backfield.
Baylor is back on top
After running one earlier, Johnson made a tough catch 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 hit one into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown to extend Baylor’s lead to 28-20.
Emari Demercado ran into the end zone with ease for the 3-yard score to cut Baylor’s lead to 28-26 with just over two minutes left.
But he couldn’t tie the game as the pass on the 2-point conversion was dropped.
Crazy fight to kick to 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 collected 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
Core Blake it’s already off
The Michigan running back and Heisman hopeful threw several defenders on the opening play of the game for a 35-yard gain before scoring later in the game to put the Wolverines up 7-0.
Quorum is low
As Michigan looked to score its second touchdown of the game, Corum stole the ball from Illinois. More importantly, Corum clutched 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 the break as their star running back was able to return after undergoing tests on his left knee, according to the ABC broadcast. Corum entered the game on Michigan’s second play from scrimmage and carried the ball for a 5-yard gain.
The contribution was Corum’s only touch in the second half through the third quarter.
Illini match it
Illinois finally got into the end zone midway through the third quarter when Chase Brown broke through the pile for an 8-yard score to make it a 10-10 game.
Illinois is ahead
Brown broke out 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 field goals in the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to one point with about three minutes left.
For the victory!
Jake Moody nailed the 35-yard field goal to complete Michigan’s comeback and keep it undefeated before its big matchup 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 #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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