Here's everything you need to know about Week 12 of the college football season.
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No. 1 Alabama 31, Chattanooga 3
Nick Saban was visibly displeased, but the Tide got another 'W' to improve to 11-0 on the season. Jalen Hurts led the way with three passing touchdowns, as the Crimson Tide get set for the Iron Bowl next Saturday against Auburn.
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No. 2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16
Ohio State escaped East Lansing with a 17-16 victory, but it wasn't pretty. The Spartans' D gave the Buckeyes fits all day, causing them to especially struggle in the passing game.
Sparty hung with Ohio State down to the final minutes and nearly pulled off the upset, but they missed a 2-point conversion with 4:41 remaining, which ended up being the difference in the game.
No. 3 Michigan 20, Indiana 10
Michigan struggled mightily against Indiana in the first half, but got into a rhythm in the third quarter and never looked back. De'Veon Smith rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, leading the Wolverines to their 10th win of the season.
No. 4 Clemson 35, Wake Forest 21
After a stunning loss last week Clemson needed a statement on Saturday, and got one in a dominant win over Wake Forest in their ACC finale. Wayne Gallman and DeShaun Watson finished with two rushing touchdowns each, as the Tigers now get set to face cross-state rival South Carolina next week.
Houston 36, No. 5 Louisville 10 (Thursday)
In one of the most stunning results of the season, Houston didn’t just beat Louisville— they absolutely dominated them in a win Thursday in H-Town. Duke Catalon tallied three scores for the Cougars, while the swarming Houston defense sacked Lamar Jackson 11 times, eliminating Louisville from the College Football Playoff race.
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No. 6 Washington 44, Arizona State 18
Like Clemson, the Huskies bounced back in a big way, with a dominant win over Arizona State on Senior Night in Seattle. Myles Gaskin was the star of the show, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown. Now, the Huskies prepare for a tough showdown with Washington State in the Apple Cup Friday on FS1.
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No. 7 Wisconsin 49, Purdue 20
Wisconsin dominated Purdue 49-20 in a Big Ten Wast matchup with very high stakes.
It was the fifth straight victory for the Badgers, who are still very much in the mix for a College Football Playoff spot and can clinch the division with a win against Minnesota at Camp Randall Stadium next week.
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No. 8 Penn State 39, Rutgers 0
Poor Rutgers got smoked again by another Big Ten East power, as Penn State continued its march towards a Big Ten East title. Four different Nittany Lions rushed for a touchdown, while Trace McSorely threw for one as well. Looking ahead, a win against Michigan State next week, coupled with a win by Ohio State over Michigan would send Penn State to the Big Ten title game.
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No. 9 Oklahoma 56, No. 14 West Virginia 28
The Sooners needed to make a statement to the College Football Playoff comittee on Saturday, and did just that with a dominant win on the road in Morgantown. With the victory - Oklahoma's ninth in a row - it sets up a cool scenario in two weeks in Norman: The winner of "Bedlam" between the Sooners and Oklahoma State will be the Big 12 champion.
No. 10 Colorado 38, No. 22 Washington State 28
Colorado kept their dream season alive with a convincing 38-24 win over Washington State.
CU QB Sefo Liufau threw for 345 yards, rushed for 108 and had three TDs, while Phillip Lindsay rushed for 144 yards and two TDs.
The Buffaloes can clinch a spot in the conference championship game with a win next week over Utah.
Oklahoma State dominated the Horned Frogs, putting up 541 total yards on offense. Chris Carson had 146 yards on 17 carries and Justice Hill had 154 yards rushing on 16 carries. Lacy had four catches for 109 yards, including one TD.
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Oregon 30, No. 12 Utah 28
In one of the most shocking results of the day, Oregon beat Utah, on a touchdown score from Darren Carrington with just two seconds to play. With the victory in gives Oregon a ray of hope in an otherwise disappointing season. Meanwhile, it opens the door for both Colorado and USC to potentially win the Pac-12 South title.
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No. 13 USC 36, UCLA 14
Although the Trojans fell down 14-7, they held on for a comfortable victory in the "Crosstown Rivalry." For USC their season is done, but they can still win the Pac-12 South if Colorado loses to Utah next week.
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No. 15 Auburn 55, Alabama A&M 0
The Tigers needed to bounce back after last week's loss to Georgia, and did so, against an overwhelmed Alabama A&M club on the Plains. At this point Auburn can't win the SEC West, but they can play spoiler next week when they face Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
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No. 23 Florida 16, No. 16 LSU 10
The Gators came to Baton Rouge with a purpose and wound up topping the Tigers, 16-10, and earning a spot in the SEC Championship Game against Alabama. Of course, there was bad blood before the contest with Leonard Fournette pushing a Florida coach during a scrum.
The game came down to a final drive by the Tigers but the Gator defense rose up and stuff LSU on the goal life.
No. 17 Florida State 45, Syracuse 14
The Seminoles dominate both sides of the ball in their 45-14 drubbing of Syracuse.
FSU RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 225 yards on 28 carries with 4 touchdowns on his way to breaking Warrick Dunn's school record for career yardage and amassing 4,000 career yards.
No. 18 Nebraska 28, Maryland 7
The Terps' punter had the swagger, but the rest of the team staggered against the Cornhuskers.
Terrell Newby ran for a career-high three touchdowns, Ryker Fyfe passed for 220 yards and a score filling in for injured starter Tommy Armstrong Jr. as the Cornhuskers dominated to imprive to 9-2.
No. 19 Tennessee 63, Missouri 27
With Florida's win, Tennessee is out of the mix in the SEC East title chase, but still picked up a win on Senior Day in Knoxville. Senior Josh Dobbs led the way with three passing touchdowns and another two on the ground in his final home game. The Vols can wrap up a nine-win season (and potential trip to a New Year's Six bowl game) by beating Vanderbilt next week.
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No. 20 Boise State 42, UNLV 25 (Friday)
Broncos running back Jeremy McNichols rushed for 206 yards and a career-best four TDs on 31 carries -- his third game this season with 200-plus yards. Brett Rypien completed just 10 of his 20 pass attempts for 109 yards, but he added a rushing TD for Boise State, which kept its Mountain West title hopes alive.
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No. 21 Western Michigan 38, Buffalo 0
Kalamazoo was rocking since the early AM (since to a visit from "College Gameday") and P.J. Fleck's crew continued the party on the field, with a 38-0 victory over the Bulls. Western Michigan can seal an undefeated regular season with a win over Toledo on Friday.
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No. 24 Stanford 45, Cal 31
Stanford's season may be all but over, but Christian McCaffrey's Heisman hopes are heating up after a 284-yard, three touchdown performance Saturday. With the victory Stanford improves to 8-3 on the year, and should close out a nine-win regular season next week against Rice.
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No. 25 Texas A&M 23, Texas-San Antonio 10
The Aggies finally bounced back from two consecutive losses, beating Texas-San Antonio 23-10. They now face a reeling LSU team this Thursday on Thanksgiving night in College Station.