Ruvalry Week has a long history of upsets and making a mess of the post season. The conference championship games next weekend are likely to create chaos as well. Bama, Georgia, And Clemson took care of business. But let’s look at some of the chaos.
3 Games That Mattered
Washington 28 Washington State 15
A snowstorm swept into Pullman and covered the field by halftime. The Cougars never got their offense running as they have in previous weeks. Gardner Minshew threw for 2 interceptions and no touchdowns. The Huskies outgained the Cougars by 250 yards. So Washington took home the Apple Cup and the Cougars are left to look forward to Bowl Season but their playoff run is over.
Ohio State 62 Michigan 39
Michigan came into Columbus in a “win and you’re in” situation. But the Buckeyes jumped up early and Michigan never led. The Wolverines were touted as being the #1 defense in the country but the Buckeyes piled on 62 points on 567 yards. That top defense failed to register a single sack. So now Michigan is out, The Buckeyes look for a win next week to try to lobby for a spot in the playoff. Jim Harbaugh remains 0-for-Ohio State.
Notre Dame 24 Southern Cal 17
This is one of those rivalries in which you never want to count out the underdog out. But let’s face it, despite being ranked 15 in the AP Preseason Top 25, Southern Cal is bad. The Trojans jumped out in front early and controlled the ball for much of the first half. But they also seemed to tire in the second half. Notre Dame took advantage of Trojan errors and came out with the win. With their regular season complete, all indications suggest a playoff bid for the Irish.