|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 01 December 2012 16:59|
-Geno Smith, West Virginia, threw for 407 yards and three TDs to lead the Mountaineers to a 59-10 win over Kansas.
-Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion, threw for 497 yards and six TDs and rushed for two more scores in a 63-35 win over Coastal Carolina in a second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game.
-Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, rushed for 178 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, as the Bears beat No. 24 Oklahoma State 41-34.
-Brendon Kay, Cincinnati, threw two TD passes to Travis Kelce, and caught one from the big tight end on a trick play as the Bearcats beat Connecticut 34-17 to earn a share of the Big East title.
-Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern, ran for 316 yards and two TDs and passed for another as the Eagles defeated Central Arkansas 24-16 to advance to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals.
-Eric Breitenstein, Wofford, ran for 247 yards and three TDs as the Terriers opened the FCS playoffs with a 23-7 victory over New Hampshire.
-Matt Brown, Illinois State, threw for 322 yards and five TDs and the Redbirds blocked the game-tying PAT in overtime to beat Appalachian State 38-37 in the FCS playoffs.
TITLE GAME SET
Alabama is heading back to the national championship game - by a mere 5 yards.
AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and the No. 2 Crimson Tide barely held off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a Southeastern Conference title game for the ages.
After an apparent game-clinching interception by Alabama was overturned on a video review, Georgia's Aaron Murray completed a 15-yard pass to Arthur Lynch, a 23-yarder to Tavarres King and a 26-yarder to Lynch, who was hauled down at the Alabama 8 as the clock continued to run.
The Bulldogs were out of timeouts.
Instead of spiking the ball and gathering themselves, the Bulldog snapped the ball with 9 seconds to go. Murray attempted a pass into the corner but it was deflected at the line, winding up in the arms of Chris Conley out in the right flat.
Surprised to get the ball, he slipped down at the 5.
Georgia couldn't get off another play. Alabama celebrated as confetti fell from the Georgia Dome roof. The Bulldogs collapsed on the field, stunned they had come so close to knocking off the team that has won two of the past three national titles.
The Tide will get a chance to make it three out of four when they face top-ranked Notre Dame for the BCS crown on Jan. 7 in Miami.
8-Associated Press national titles by Alabama and Notre Dame, tied for most all-time.
11-Straight losses by Kansas, the longest streak in school history since the Jayhawks lost 17 straight from 1953-55.
22-Touchdown passes this season by Arkansas State's Ryan Aplin to break the school record of 21 he had last season.
77-Points by No. 16 Oregon State in its win over Nicholls State to break the school record of 76 set Williamette in 1931.
95.8-Completion percentage by West Virginia's Geno Smith, matching the single-game Bowl Subdivision record set by Tennessee's Tee Martin against South Carolina in 1998.
223-Career receptions by Oregon State's Markus Wheaton, breaking James Rodgers' school record.
350-Yards rushing by Alabama against Georgia to set an SEC title game record.
TULSA WINS CONFERENCE USA
Alex Singleton got up and celebrated after muscling his way in for what he thought was the touchdown that clinched the Conference USA championship for Tulsa.
Told he was going to have to try again, there was never any question what was going to happen.
Singleton ran for 100 yards and plunged over the top for a 1-yard score in overtime to lift Tulsa to a 33-27 victory over UCF for its first Conference USA title and Liberty Bowl bid since 2005.
Singleton came up with the second 100-yard game of his career, breaking the school career record for touchdowns in the process.
No replay was needed for Singleton's final score, the 41st overall of his career and the 40th on the ground. In the second quarter, Singleton broke Tarrion Adams' school mark for the most touchdowns on a 7-yard run.
The Golden Knights will play in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.