CFB Week 12: Ohio State, Cincinnati Record Statement Wins While Oregon Fall

Jonathan Grant | November 21st, 2021

With the college football season winding down, week 12 saw a number of high-pressure games taking place in which teams knew they needed a win in order to remain alive in the race for the College Football Playoff. Two teams got particularly big wins as Ohio State and Cincinnati throttled their opponents to make a statement to the committee. Ohio State, ranked #4 coming in, hammered #7 Michigan State 56-7 in the Horseshoe to solidify their claims of a top-four spot and to set up a showdown with Michigan next weekend. CJ Stroud made yet another Heisman claim, throwing for six touchdowns and 432 yards.

Statesman Journal

The Buckeyes were so dominant that they led 21-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 at the half as they stomped out the Spartans’ hopes of an unlikely CFP selection. The #5 Bearcats of Cincinnati also made a big case to the committee as they rolled over one previously 8-2 SMU by a score of 48-14. After a few weeks of iffy victories in the middle of the season, this was a huge win over one of the better teams they had faced. Desmond Ridder had five TD’s in the outing, and he and his team will now have hopes of moving into the top four following the biggest defeat of the weekend. That belonged to #3 Oregon, surely set to fall, as they lost to #23 Utah 38-7. The Utes got three rushing touchdowns from Tavion Thomas and played brilliant defense to limit their visitors to less than 300 yards of total offense to knock them off and end the Pac-12’s chances of a playoff spot. Utah scored twice in the last 27 seconds of the second quarter to make it 28-0, capitalizing with an 80-yard punt return from Britain Covey as time expired to put the Ducks so far behind the eight-ball that they didn’t have a real shot any longer. Cincy’s time, they will feel, is now, but we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see what the committee has to say…

Next Article
  • MNF: Washington Gets Third Straight Win

    The Washington Football Team might just have some hope after all. Following Monday Night Football’s 17-15 win for them over the Seattle Seahawks, they have won three in a row and sit at 5-6 through 11 games. That’s not a great record, sure, but they are rolling at the moment and will feel like outside...

    Read More
  • Kelly Shocks Irish, Moves To LSU

    If sources are to be believed, and they usually are right these days on most things, Brian Kelly is headed out of the door and on his way to LSU. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s head coach for the last 12 seasons now has decided to get a change of scenery, and that means a...

    Read More
  • MLB Hot Stove: Scherzer, Seagar Find New Homes

    Max Scherzer is going back to the National League East. Having spent portions of six seasons in the division with the Washington Nationals and then being traded mid-season in 2021 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he is now going back ‘home.’ But home will be a bit different this time, as he will be donning...

    Read More
  • Curry's Outburst Paces Warriors, Lakers Best Pistons In Rematch

    Steph Curry didn't get the call he wanted in the early stages of the fourth quarter. It turned out to be just what he and his team needed. Even despite a technical foul. That's because the superstar exploded after getting 'T'd up,' scoring 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to lead his...

    Read More
  • Riley Departs OU For USC

    Lincoln Riley promised that he was not heading to LSU after his Oklahoma Sooners lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night. He didn't, however, make a statement about leaving for USC. That's what, according to sources, has occurred, though. After five very successful seasons in which he delivered four conference titles and 55...

    Read More
  • CFB Week 13: Michigan, Oklahoma State Big Winners On Rivalry Week

    This season of college football has been pure craziness, hasn’t it? Saturday was no different as the regular season concluded across the country with many teams taking on their hated rivals. We’ll start with one of the biggest as #2 Ohio State went to #5 Michigan to see which team would win the division and...

    Read More