Created on Sunday, 25 November 2012 Written by The Associated Press
—Landry Jones, Oklahoma, threw for 500 yards and three TDs to lift the No. 14 Sooners to a 51-48 overtime win over No. 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry.
—AJ McCarron, Alabama, passed for four TDs to lead the second-ranked Crimson Tide to a 49-0 beatdown of rival Auburn in the most-lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years.
—Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, threw for 372 yards and three TDs and ran for two more scores as the No. 9 Aggies handled Missouri 59-29.
—Kenjon Barner, Oregon, ran for 198 yards and two TDs and the No. 5 Ducks Oregon beat No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 in the Civil War, keeping alive their hopes for a spot in the Pac-12 title game and even an outside chance at the national championship
—Stepfan Taylor, Stanford, rushed for 142 yards and two TDs, and the No. 11 Cardinal beat No. 15 UCLA 35-17 to win the Pacific-12 Conference North title and a rematch with the Bruins in the conference championship game.
—Robert Marve, Purdue, threw for 348 yards and four TDs in the Boilermakers' 56-35 victory over rival Indiana.
—Duke Johnson, Miami, rushed for 176 yards and three TDs and the Hurricanes held on to beat Duke 52-45 and claim a share of the ACC's Coastal Division title.
—Sean Renfree, Duke, threw for a career-high 432 yards and four TDs in the Blue Devils' 52-45 loss to Miami.
—Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State, rumbled for a career-high 266 yards and a fourth-quarter TD in a 26-10 victory over Minnesota.
—Bo Wallace, Mississippi, threw for 294 yards and five TDs in a 41-24 win over No. 25 Mississippi State.
—Derek Carr, Fresno State, passed for 452 yards and four TDs to help Bulldogs thrash Air Force 48-15 to capture a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.
—Adam Muema, San Diego State, rushed for a career-high 255 yards and four TDs in leading the Aztecs past Wyoming 42-28.
—James Lark, BYU, threw for 384 yards and six TDs in a 50-14 victory over New Mexico State.
—Tyler Bray, Tennessee, threw for 293 yards and four TDs to help the Vols beat Kentucky 37-17 and avoid going winless in the SEC for the first time.
—Bryn Renner, North Carolina, threw for 305 yards and tied a school record with five TD passes to help the Tar Heels beat Maryland 45-38.
—Dray Joseph, Southern, threw for five TDs in a 38-33 win over Grambling State.
—Zach Zenner, South Dakota State, ran for 295 yards and three TDs in a 58-10 win over Eastern Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
IRISH PUNCH TICKET
The Fighting Irish punched their ticket to Miami.
Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California.
Everett Golson passed for 217 yards as the Fighting Irish (12-0) completed their first perfect regular season since 1988, earning a trip to south Florida on Jan. 7 to play for the storied program's first national title in 24 years.
After spending more than a decade looking up at the Trojans, the Irish are back on top of this rivalry with two straight wins in Los Angeles. The school of Knute Rockne, the Four Horsemen and Paul Hornung has new heroes now, from inspirational linebacker Manti Te'o to coach Brian Kelly, who took the Irish from unranked to start the season to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 19 years.
Notre Dame will likely face the winner of Saturday's SEC championship game between No.2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia.
The Crimson Tide rolled to a 49-0 rout over Auburn and the Bulldogs crushed Georgia Tech 42-10 to set up a chance to face the Fighting Irish in Miami.
BULLDOGS IN POSITION
The Georgia Bulldogs collected a trophy at midfield for another win over their state rival, then got some encouragement from the governor in their quest for a bigger reward.
Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and third-ranked Georgia stayed right in the thick of the national championship race with a 42-10 rout of Georgia Tech.
Gov. Nathan Deal presented the "Governor's Cup" to the Bulldogs (11-1) after they beat the Yellow Jackets for the 11th time in 12 years. He congratulated both teams on a "great game" (a bit of a stretch, to say the least) before turning toward the jubilant Georgia players.
Georgia is two wins away.
The Bulldogs will face No. 2 Alabama for the Southeastern Conference championship in Atlanta next Saturday. The winner of that contest will likely advance to play in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.
The only thing Urban Meyer lost during his first season at Ohio State was his cool — at the end of the last game.
Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes' defense shut out No. 20 Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 win on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.
Meyer got emotional as the final seconds ticked off, embracing his players on the sideline at a raucous Ohio Stadium. Too emotional, he said later.
Almost no one — up to and including Meyer — expected such a rapid turnaround for the Buckeyes, who were just 6-7 last season with a loss to their archrivals in a transitional year when they were facing heavy NCAA penalties. A month after Meyer took the job last November, they were socked with a bowl ban after this season — and still ran the table.
Ohio State is ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other contenders lose.
9_Bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12.
13_Sacks this season by South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney to set a school record.
57_Years since Vanderbilt's last six-game winning streak.
76_Years since No. 25 Utah State had won a conference title before securing the Western Athletic Conference after its first 10-win season.
91_Touchdowns accounted for by Michigan's Denard Robinson, breaking Chad Henne's school record.
105,899_Fans in Columbus to see Ohio State play Michigan, the largest crowd ever to witness The Game.
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball set an NCAA record after scoring his 79th career touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter against Penn State.
The score broke a tie in the record book with Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who had previously set the major college mark in 1999.
Ball entered 72 career rushing scores, including 17 this season, to go with six receiving touchdowns.
Ball clutched the football tightly in his right arm while getting pats on the helmet from teammates after the touchdown run gave the Badgers a 14-7 lead at 6:27 of the first quarter.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had another seizure, keeping him off sideline for the second half against Michigan State.
Kill's latest episode occurred in the locker room at halftime as the team was returning to the field, the third such game-day occurrence in his second season at the school. This time, he didn't need to be hospitalized, however.
Kill had a seizure near the end of a loss to New Mexico State last season and was away from the team for several days while doctors tried to bring his condition under better control, though he didn't miss any games. This year, he was sent to the hospital for observation after the Gophers were beaten by Northwestern on Oct. 13.
After Minnesota fell 26-10 to Michigan State, athletic director Norwood Teague said Kill was comfortable and all of his vital signs were fine. Kill was cleared to go home after resting for a few hours.