This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Nikola Jovanovic scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for USC, helping the Trojans beat New Mexico 66-54 on Sunday.
After the season is over, UCLA QB Brett Hundley is likely to leave Westwood for the NFL draft after spending three seasons with the Bruins. The 21 year-old from Chandler Arizona will end his career as one of the best quarterback’s for UCLA. He owns two UCLA records: Most yards in a season (3,745 and counting) and career touchdowns (73 and counting). Hundley will need to beat Stanford on Friday to play for the Pac-12 Title Game for a chance for the College Football Playoff game. Below are his top 5 games of his illustrious career.
Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as “rookies.” After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
Bahamas native Buddy Hield scored 24 points — including a personal 10-0 run in the second half to single-handedly erase a UCLA lead — and Oklahoma closed the game on a 26-8 run to beat the 22nd-ranked Bruins 75-65 in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
Jovanovic had 13 points, 11 rebounds and game-saving block in the final seconds and USC held off a late rally to beat Cal State Fullerton 53-49 on Tuesday night.
A 6-5 team is all that stands between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 title game, but Stanford is no average team.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.
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Freshman guard Brooke McCarty scored 20 points off the bench and No. 10 Texas dominated the boards to roll to a 75-65 win over UCLA on Sunday.
Thanks to its win over crosstown rival USC on Saturday night, UCLA cracked the Associated Press College Football Poll’s Top 10 on Sunday.
On this November night, the Bruins got the best of the Trojans in the battle for LA. And UCLA fans were ready to celebrate.
If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.