The conference championships are all set! Who's needs to win and be in? Who's on thin ice?
Winner: Auburn: Perhaps the best two-loss team in the country, the #6 Tigers are one step closer to making history. They beat their in-state rival, #1 Alabama, by a score of 26-14, to ensure their spot in the SEC Championship game against #7 Georgia. Led by a stellar performance by Ryan Davis (11 receptions, 139 yards) and a defensive performance led by Deshaun Davis (seven total tackles, one sack), Auburn took out another #1 ranked team this season.
Winner: Dwayne Haskins: The freshman quarterback filled in nicely for a shaky J.T. Barrett, going 6 for 7 and throwing for 94 yards. His performance helped #9 Ohio State come back to beat rival Michigan, 31-20.
Winner: Central Florida: Two years ago, the Knights were 0-12 and mired in incompetence and misery. Now, they finish the regular season undefeated, beating in-state rival South Florida in a thriller, 49-42. UCF has a chance to secure their spot in a Group of Six bowl game with a win in the AAC Championship game against Memphis next week.
Loser: Alabama: It's not normal to put Alabama in the 'loser' category. And to be fair, they played a tough road game against their in-state rival. But when your playoff hopes are out of your hands, it doesn't make things better.
Loser: Miami: The Hurricanes were swaggering into their game against Pittsburgh with all the confidence in the world. "THE U IS BACK!!" Miami fans would proclaim. Unfortunately, the 'Canes stubbed their toe, losing to the Panthers by a score of 24-14. Despite being gifted two turnovers, the Miami offense could only muster 232 total yards.
Loser: Baylor: Once a threat to make the College Football Playoff, a sexual assault scandal has rocked the football program, leading to Art Briles being fired. They just ended a woeful 1-11 campaign in 2017 by losing to #12 TCU, 45-25.
Other Winners: Ole Miss, Fresno State, Oregon
Other Losers: Notre Dame, Washington State, Florida
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