It’s once again a noon slot of pure chaos, as the no. 8 The Oklahoma Sooners finally met their match at Waco against the No. 13 Baylor and were promptly subjected to one of the most shocking endings of a game I have ever seen. Caleb Williams struggled on offense all day, throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns (although he scored twice). The fiery defense of the Sooners could not compete with Gerry Bohanon and the Bears’ run game, who scored 296 alone on the ground in an impressive spectacle. Senior on the bench Spencer Rattler even walked in for a few shots that went nowhere, and the CFP committee will finally be able to justify Oklahoma’s low ranking (though now that they have a quality loss on their resume. previously undefeated, maybe they are getting ahead in the world! Who needs wins?) In an unusually low Pac 12 game, the Bears finished 27-14 – with “finished” as the key word here.
The finale of the Bears-Sooners bout may have left my face in a permanent chill. With a second left, Baylor’s students were simply too excited to wait for the time to run out – and ran onto the pitch, despite Bohanon’s attempts to communicate that the game was, in fact, not over. Since the students in the yellow jersey had to be led out of the camp, the entire Oklahoma team left the camp through the tunnel. Sooners manager Lincoln Riley was throwing an absolute measure on the sidelines, scolding the umpires (because, I assume, not just letting time run out).
The referees ended up adding two extra seconds to the clock. The defense of Oklahoma has been dragged back into the field by their quiet tunnel exit in a somewhat humiliating sight, and rather than taking a quick knee to put an end to this farce, Baylor (already out of 10, about to win ) chooses to kick a field goal! It’s good – and it will only really be useful if the Big 12 boil down to a very specific tiebreaker for the league game – and the students are racing back to celebrate the upheaval. Kind of a fucking move, but it was a great CFB comedy. Barring a miracle, the Oklahoma playoff chances for this season are over. Another Top 10 team bites the dust.
No. 6 Michigan came so close to a second defeat this afternoon at Happy Valley in a match that took place in the largest puddle in the world. It looked like the Penn State receivers couldn’t find the ball today, and the running game was abandoned early, but they stayed there until a Wolverines touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter sealed the 21-17 win. I’ll say it: This Michigan team doesn’t seem ready to face the Buckeyes with a valid chance to win. Maybe it was the weather, or the away game, but they’ll have to step up for Thanksgiving weekend.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the 17th-ranked Auburn team packed their bags for a delicious mid-game picnic lunch against the unranked state of Mississippi who went on a 40-point run – yes, you read that right, forty unanswered points – for the duration of two quarters to win 43-34. The strangest part of this is that there were no significant turnovers in this game. The Auburn defense collapsed completely after building a 28-3 lead. The Tigers have lost a couple of field goals, but there’s really no explanation for what I’ve just seen on my TV screen.
Speaking of 40-point runs, Clemson-UConn started with an exciting 7-point lead after the Huskies missed the opening kickoff, picked it up, and proceeded to run back 99 yards for a touchdown (complete with a mid run high five). who was certainly a little sick). That was the last time UConn scored for the next 60 minutes. Clemson finished well (he doesn’t feel that much anymore, eh) with a 44-7 final.
And the Florida Gators shocked the world today in the way you never want to shock the world. It’s a miracle Dan Mullen wasn’t fired in tarmac style at half-time in the Swamp against 3-4 FCS Samford Bulldogs. The Gators finished the first half down 42-35 after following 3-4 FCS Samford Bulldogs by two touchdowns at one point. As the match ended 70-52 (and Baylor-Oklahoma ended 27-14 ?? Which alternate universe did I fall into?), I would like to take advantage of this moment to remind everyone that this Florida team has arrived. this neighbor to beat Alabama earlier this season.
You can’t really write anything as funny as fall Saturdays can accidentally produce.