College Football Moving Forward

Week 12 Review

College Football Moving Forward


These past few weeks have been completely full of upsets and playoff implications and after 12 weeks, the stage for the CFP is finally set. Here are the final top 4 rankings. 1. Georgia 2. Michigan. 3. TCU 4. Ohio State. As much as people are going to complain about who should be in and who should be out, I applaud the committee for an excellent job done this year. The last week left a pretty good argument for why Alabama should be in the playoffs this year, so someone was going to be left out. The committee was going to face backlash regardless of their decision this year, but the inclusion of TCU was a must after the year they had and Max Duggan is a Heisman contender.

Bowl Games

Here is a list of all the bowl games coming up this weekend:

  • Bahamas Bowl Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
  • Cure Bowl No. 24 Troy vs. No. 25 UTSA
  • Fenway Bowl Cincinnati vs. Louisville
  • Celebration Bowl Jackson State vs. N.C. Central
  • Las Vegas Bowl No. 14 Oregon State vs. Florida
  • LA Bowl Washington State vs. Fresno State
  • LendingTree Bowl Rice vs. Southern Mississippi
  • New Mexico Bowl SMU vs. BYU
  • Frisco Bowl Boise State vs. North Texas
  • Myrtle Beach Bowl Marshall vs. UConn
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State
  • Boca Raton Bowl Liberty vs. Toledo
  • New Orleans Bowl South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
  • Armed Forces Bowl Baylor vs. Air Force
  • Gasparilla Bowl Wake Forest vs. Missouri
  • Independence Bowl Houston vs. Louisiana
  • Hawai’i Bowl Middle Tennessee State vs. San Diego State
  • Guaranteed Rate Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin
  • Liberty Bowl Arkansas vs. Kansas
  • Holiday Bowl No. 15 Oregon vs. North Carolina
  • Texas Bowl Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
  • Cheez-It Bowl No. 13 Florida State vs. Oklahoma
  • Alamo Bowl No. 12 Washington vs. No. 20 Texas
  • Orange Bowl No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Clemson
  • Duke’s Mayo Bowl No. 23 NC State vs. Maryland
  • Sun Bowl No. 18 UCLA vs. Pitt
  • Gator Bowl No. 19 South Carolina vs. No. 21 Notre Dame
  • Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal) No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
  • Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal) No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Ohio State
  • Sugar Bowl No. 5 Alabama vs. No. 9 Kansas State
  • ReliaQuest Bowl No. 22 Mississippi State vs. Illinois
  • Citrus Bowl No. 17 LSU vs. Purdue
  • Cotton Bowl Classic No. 10 USC vs. No. 16 Tulane
  • Rose Bowl Game No. 8 Utah vs. No. 11 Penn State
  • Monday, Jan. 9 College Football Playoff National Championship Game 7:30 p.m. (TBD)


Conference Championships Recap


Kansas State vs TCU (Big 12 Championship)

What a game to say the least. Not gonna lie, when I turned this game on I was nervous that this game might suck. I haven’t watched either team all year besides the times I bet on Deuce Vaughn’s rushing yards, but I’m glad I decided to Saturday because this game was a dogfight. Both teams’ offenses were absolutely electric on the field, as well as their defenses. In the end, the Wildcat offense was too much for TCU and they prevailed as Big 12 champs. I feel for Max Duggan, he literally gave everything he had on that final drive, and not giving it to him on that final play was definitely one of the more questionable coaching moments I have witnessed in my time. However, I’m excited to see Max get a shot in the playoffs to prove all the TCU and Big 12 haters wrong about why they should be there.

Utah vs USC (Pac 12 Championship)

As much as I want to ask USC what happened, I know what happened. An early injury for Heisman frontrunner Caleb Williams left him hobbling around on the field trying to salvage USC’s playoff chances, but the Utah offense was too much. I was very impressed with the Utah offense this game and their ability to hang with the juggernaut offense of Southern California. A very unfortunate situation for Caleb and his team, but hopefully he will get a second shot next year at the playoffs in his young career as he’s only a sophomore. However he is still a Heisman contender for this year, but my vote has changed away from him, along with many others after watching Max Duggan in the Big 12 Championship.

Georgia vs LSU (SEC Championship)

Really no surprises in this game. Georgia’s defense once again bails out their mediocre offense. LSU could not keep up with the Dawgs in this game but I am hopeful for them next season with the return of Kayshon Boutte and Jayden Daniels. Unfortunately, the repeat of Georgia being national champs is getting closer and closer and only one team stands in their way, (the best team and realistically the only team that can keep up with that offense full of random weapons) The Buckeyes. Congrats Dawgs, but no one is surprised.


Clemson vs North Carolina (ACC Championship)

As happy as I am for Clemson for finally figuring out their qb situation, I just have ask why they didn’t try this last weekend after DJ went 8/29 in the biggest game of their season. Cade is the answer and they should’ve seen this earlier as it would have saved their playoff hopes. But the future is bright for Clemson. That defense embarrassed Drake Maye, picking him off twice. UNC should also figure out how to play at least some defense, especially when their offense can’t bail them out. I am all for the Cade train and excited to see how he does in the Orange Bowl.