Kiehl Frazier #10 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Courtney Upshaw #41 and Jesse Williams #54 of the Alabama Crimson Tide
AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Kiehl Frazier #10 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Courtney Upshaw #41 and Jesse Williams #54 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley celebrates a touchdown by Rhett Ellison during the first half of one of the most lopsided wins this rivalry has ever seen.
I got to touch the ball!
Hawaii offensive linesman London Sapolu recovers a Hawaii fumble and runs with the football in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, which Hawaii won 35-23.
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee dives into the end zone in an attempt to score a touchdown during the second half of a monster outing ftom him: 13 catches for 224 yards and two scores.
Let's shake on it
Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian gives a high-five to Dubs, the Washington Huskies mascot following a 38-21 victory against their rival Washington State Cougars.
Try and stop me
Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee outruns UCLA Bruins cornerback Andrew Abbott to the 1-yard line on this 53-yard pass play in the third quarter. USC humiliated the Bruins 50-0.
One is enough
Florida State running back Devonta Freeman dives in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown against Florida during the first half. The 'Noles led 14-0 after the first 30 minutes.
November 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Derrick Coleman (33) is brought down by the Southern California Trojans defense during the first half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Where is everybody?
USC tailback Curtis McNeal has to wondering where the defense is, as he runs down the sidelines of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum untouched for a 73-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against UCLA. The Trojans went up 22-0 early in the yearly Battle of LA.
The USC Trojans run onto the field of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before their yearly rivalry game against the crosstown UCLA Bruins.
Ain't no Luck involved
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown to give the Cardinal an early 7-0 lead against Notre Dame on Saturday. They would take a 21-0 lead into the half.
How 'bout them Apples?
Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael gets rid of the ball right before getting crushed by Washington linebacker Princeton Fuimaono during the 2011 Apple Cup between the two in-state rivals. The Huskies of Washington would take the Cup home to Seattle this year, using a 14-0 first quarter and a 10-0 fourth to claim the 38-21 victory.
Their offense is a blur
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) is a Heisman Trophy candidate and he showed why on Saturday, accounting for 163 yards and two touchdowns before being forced to leave the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion. His Bears are an offensive machine with or without him, however, going on to beat Texas Tech an amazing score of 66-42, thanks to Terrance Ganaway's 257 yards rushing and three scores.
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Leap of faith
Clemson's Dwayne Allen goes over South Carolina's Marty Markett for a Tigers touchdown during Saturday's game in Columbia, SC. The Gamecocks proved to be too much for their rivals, however, outscoring Clemson 17-3 in the second half to put the game out of reach and win the Palmetto Bowl 34-13.
Bobbing for apples
Washington's Kasen Williams hauls in a 16-yard touchdown pass in front of Washington State's Nolan Washington in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead in the Apple Cup in Seattle.
Sunshine State battle
Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman (8) celebrates his second 1-yard TD of the first half against the rival Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Running back Asher Clark, left, finishes with 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries as Air Force topples Colorado State 45-21 in Fort Collins, Colo.
103 and counting
Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington scores in the first quarter as South Carolina and Clemson meet for the 103rd consecutive season, the nation’s third-longest streak. The record belongs to Kansas and Nebraska at 106, followed by Minnesota and Wisconsin at 105.
Egg Bowl domination
Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf picks up positive yards as the Bulldogs close in on defeating the rival Ole Miss Rebels for a third consecutive season.
Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo pulls in a 3-yard pass, Andrew Luck’s first touchdown of the night against Notre Dame in the first quarter at Stanford Stadium.
Would you believe?
FSU quarterback EJ Manuel attempts to elude Florida linebacker Jonathan Bostic in the showdown in Gainesville, Fla. It’s the first time since 1986 that neither team is ranked for the in-state rivalry.
Heads or tails?
Stanford’s Alex Debniak (42), Max Bergen (57), Andrew Luck (12) and Michael Thomas (3) prepare to take on Notre Dame Saturday night at Stanford Stadium … but first, the coin toss.
Wideout Antavian Edison (13) celebrates his 5-yard, fourth-quarter TD run as Purdue knocks off Indiana 33-25 in Bloomington, Ind., to regain the Old Oaken Bucket. Now, the Boilermakers hope they get invited to a bowl game.
Cup runneth over
Virginia Tech offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher drinks from the Commonwealth Cup after the Hokies routed in-state rival Virginia 38-0 on Saturday. Virginia Tech will face the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship game.
Running back David Wilson of Virginia Tech (No. 4) runs past safety Corey Mosley of the Virginia Cavaliers to score a touchdown at Scott Stadium on Saturday. It was one of two TDs Wilson scored in the Hokies' victory.
Virginia is for feuding
Virginia Tech Hokies center Andrew Miller prepares to snap the ball at the line of scrimmage against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first quarter Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (4) lets a pass fly during the first half of an NCAA football game against Oregon in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 26.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas (right) and guard Carson York lift running back DeAnthony Thomas into the air after his touchdown during the first half against Oregon State.
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Not going anywhere
Oregon defenders Taylor Hart (left) and Michael Clay, right in on Oregon State running back Jovan Stevenson during the first half.
A fan holds up a Civil War sign before the game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
What the heck is that?
Oregon coach Chip Kelly (left) and Oregon State coach Mike Riley chat on the field before the Civil War at Autzen Stadium on Saturday.
Does he score?
North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard (26) is tackled near the goal line by Duke safety Matt Daniels (40) in the first quarter at Kenan Stadium.
North Carolina's Quinton Coples (90) sacks Duke quarterback Sean Renfree (19) during the first half on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
I like it!
Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to the start of the Iron Bowl.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) reacts after throwing a touchdown against Auburn during the first half on Saturday.
Do you want it?
Alabama quarterback A. J. McCarron hands off to receiver Marquis Maze (4) during the first half against Auburn.
In for 6
Alabama receiver Kenny Bell (7) catches a first-quarter touchdown pass as Auburn cornerback Chris Davis (11) defends at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday.
Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb (2) throws a pass as Missouri defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton (90) defends.
Down the sideline
Missouri receiver T.J. Moe (28) moves down the sidelines as Kansas safety Keeston Terry (9) closes in during first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.
Having a Ball
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (28) is surrounded by Penn State safety Nick Sukay (left) cornerback D'Anton Lynn (center) and safety Malcolm Willis during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium.
Just out of reach
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson (16) scrambles as Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Eric Latimore reaches out during the first quarter.
Penn State running back Silas Redd looks to move during the second quarter against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium.
Boise State's Doug Martin (22) grinds out extra yards against Wyoming during the first half on Saturday in Boise, Idaho.
Boise State offensive linesman Nate Potter (73) blocks Wyoming defensive end Gabe Knapton (52) during the first half at Bronco Stadium.
Can we talk?
Wyoming coach Dave Christensen chats with a ref during the first half.
Here goes Doug
Boise State running back Doug Martin runs for yardage during the first half against Wyoming at Bronco Stadium.
Michigan's Denard Robinson celebrates a second-quarter touchdown with David Molk against Ohio State at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
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No love lost
Georgia Tech fans are fired up against Georgia.
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Off he goes
Branden Smith of Georgia looks for room against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
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In for six
Georgia Tech's David Sims dives for a second-quarter touchdown against Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday in Atlanta.
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Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott (20) celebrates an interception against the Oklahoma at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
How's my arm feel?
Oklahoma running back Roy Finch (22) puts a move on Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott in the first quarter on Saturday.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) is congratulated by teammates after his 41-yard touchdown run.
Oklahoma safety Aaron Colvin (14) grabs a fumble lost by Iowa State running back James White n the first quarter at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) rushes for a 41-yard touchdown in the first quarter on Saturday.
Ohio State receiver Corey Brown (10) celebrates his touchdown with teammate DeVier Posey during the first quarter.
Brax lookin' to throw
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) throws during the first quarter against Michigan.
I got ya
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is sacked by Michigan defensive end Ryan Van Bergen as linebacker Jake Ryan closes in during the first quarter on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Georgia's Orson Charles makes a catch against Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday in Atlanta.
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Reaching his goal
Cal running back Isi Sofele stretches to score a first-quarter touchdown in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday night during the Golden Bears' visit to Arizona State — eluding the grasp of ASU safety Clint Floyd. Little defense would be played by either side in this one.
Arizona State tight end Trevor Kohl snares a second-quarter touchdown pass against Cal at Sun Devil Stadium and gets the approval from the rowdy home fans.
Cal Golden Bears receiver Marvin Jones goes airborne after a first-half catch against Arizona State. Jones would go on to record five grabs for 54 yards in this game.
I've got ya now
West Virginia's Najee Goode catches up to Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri right as the Mountaineers were beginning to mount their 14-point comeback Friday night in Morgantown. After falling behind 14-0 early, WVU rallied to outscore the Panthers 21-6 the rest of the way for the win.
Rumblin', bumblin', stumblin'
Pittsburgh's Issac Bennett leans into the end zone despite the best efforts of West Virginia's Keith Tandy early in Friday's Big East Border War. Pitt would take the early 14-0 lead, but WVU came storming back to win 21-20.
Long arm of the law
West Virginia running back Dustin Garrison keeps Pittsburgh's Jarred Holley a safe distance away as he continues to run up the sideline during the Mountaineers' come-from-behind 21-20 win on Friday. Garrison led the team with 55 rushing yards, which usually isn't a good thing. It didn't matter in this one.
LSU receiver Russell Shepard (10) teammate Rueben Randle celebrate Shepard's touchdown catch against Arkansas during the second quarter in Baton Rouge on Friday. The Razorbacks looked like they didn't know what hit them.
Stopped in his tracks
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson is stopped by LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu during the first quarter. Mathieu made big plays on both defense and special teams throughout the game.
Boston College tight end Chris Pantale (81) celebrates his touchdown during the first half. The Eagles went on to pull off a 24-17 upset despite being two-touchdown underdogs.
Boston College quarterback Josh Bordner (8) loses the ball during the first half against Miami.
Miami running back Lamar Miller (6) runs for a touchdown past Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) and defensive end Kasim Edebali during the first quarter on Friday. BC defenders shouldn't feel too bad as Miller showed some nice speed here.
Can you see?
Boston College running back Tahj Kimble (20) is tackled by Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) and defensive back Brandon McGee at Sun Life Stadium. The zebras missed the call on this play.
Carry the load
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is sacked by Arkansas linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, top, and Ross Rasner (35) in the first half of their hotly contested matchup. LSU went into the locker room up 21-14 despite starting in a 14-0 hole.
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino chats with quarterback Brandon Mitchell before the kick-off against LSU.
LSU head coach Les Miles walks on the field just before the game against Arkansas. What may have caught his attention here?
Warm it up, Ty!
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson warms up in preparation for taking on LSU.
Who's got it?
Iowa's Marvin McNutt, Jr. manages to hold on to a pass despite pressure from Nebraska's Alfonzo Dennard in the first half on Friday in Lincoln, Neb. McNutt only had four grabs for 29 yards.
I got it!
Nebraska tight end Kyler Reed (25) catches a touchdown pass during the second quarter against Iowa.
Nebraska's Andrew Green (11) tackles Iowa's Marcus Coker in the first half on Friday in Lincoln, Neb.
Tulsa receiver Bryan Burnham (88) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Houston defensive back Kent Brooks (24) and linebacker Marcus McGraw in the second quarter. Houston recovered the ball.
Tulsa's Clay Sears (82) grabs a pass in front of a Houston defender in a surprisingly low-scoring first quarter.
South Florida quarterback Bobby Eveld was tapped to start in place of injured quarterback B.J. Daniels. Eveld gets off to a good start, launching a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Lindsey Lamar during the second quarter against Louisville.
Run him down
Louisville running back Victor Anderson (20) scrambles to avoid being tackled by South Florida linebacker Devekeyan Lattimore (34).
All eyes on me
South Florida wide receiver Lindsey Lamar heads for the end zone after catching a 35-yard touchdown pass against Louisville.
Taking the field
The Aggies are greeted by the fired-up home crowd as they take the field for Thursday's game with the Longhorns. The game took place at legendary Kyle Field, home to the famed 12th man — the nickname given to the fans of College Station, who have turned it into one of the most intimidating places for opposing teams to play.
And the game ends with one more tradition — a player being carried off by his teammates. On Thursday in College Station, it is Texas kicker kicker Justin Tucker, who kicks the game winner as time expires to lift the Longhorns over the Aggies, 27-25. But let's first look at how we got there.
It isn't only the players who get fired up
Those Texas A&M Corps of Cadets cheer as their team prepares to take the field Thursday. The game between the Aggies and the Longhorns dates back to the 1800s and this season's game is the 118th meeting between the Lone Star State rivals.
After the pregame festivities are over, we get what we really came for . . . Aggies. Longhorns. Trenches. Bring it on!
While Texas quarterback Case McCoy looks confident in this first-quarter throw, it was actually the Aggies who got off to the fast start, taking a 13-0 lead in the game's first 20 minutes. But it was the Longhorns' who got the game's final laugh, winning 27-25 on a field goal at the gun.
That's Bevo on your TiVo
Texas' mascot wasn't too impressed with what he saw ... until the third quarter at Kyle Field.
If you like burnt orange . . .
Then you love this formation by the Texas cheerleading squad in Thursday's second half.
The story of (most of) the half
For much of the first half Thursday, the Texas A&M defense smothered the Texas offense. Here, Aggies defensive back Trent Hunter (left) breaks up a pass intended for Longhorns receiver Jaxon Shipley in the second quarter. Shipley did, however, help get things going for Texas, but not as a receiver.
Finally on the board!
Shipley actually throws one to Texas' Blaine Irby, who turns it into a 41-yard touchdown to get the Longhorns into the end zone and onto the scoreboard. The play makes it 13-7 Texas A&M with 9:10 to play in the second quarter. While the Aggies would add a field goal and take a 16-7 lead into halftime, the tide changed in a 17-0 Texas third quarter.
The Texas marching band acknowledges the Texas A&M marching band with a goodbye during a halftime formation honoring the schools' historic rivalry. Texas A&M will be headed to the SEC next season while Texas remains in the Big 12 -- for now.
We need a rally now
The run vaulted the Longhorns into the lead, so Texas A&M fans turned their cheers into rallying cries, hoping their Aggies could get back in front. They did, but ultimately Texas A&M fell two points short.
You call that YELLING?
Despite their best efforts, Texas A&M fans have nothing on Texas coach Mack Brown when it comes to motivation through, ummm, outspokenness. Whatever he did, or screamed, did the trick.
Back on top
Jeff Fuller's 16-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter puts A&M back in front. But...
That's a wrap!
Game-winning kicker Justin Tucker (center, screaming) celebrates with his teammates as the Longhorns take the game and, if it is indeed over, the series. The Longhorns have defeated the Aggies 76 times while the Aggies have won 37 meetings, and there have been five ties.
Going the distance
Ohio Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton got loose on this play, but did the majority of his damage with his arm on Tuesday. With his team trailing 7-0 at the half, Tettleton led the Bobcats to three TDs — all 4-yard passes — to defeat the host Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 21-14 in the final Tuesday MAC contest of the season.
Ohio receiver LaVon Brazill had three catches for 34 yards on Tuesday, perhaps none better than this diving catch.
Soak it in
Ohio receiver LaVon Brazill (7) celebrates with fellow receiver Riley Dunlop (15) after Dunlop's 4-yard scoring catch against the Miami-Ohio RedHawks at Peden Stadium. The TD was the Bobcats' third of the game and proved to be the difference in the 21-14 victory.