—Joe Burrow, LSU, threw for 349 yards and four TDs to finish off what seems like his Heisman Trophy coronation as the No. 1 Tigers locked up a spot in the College Football Playoff for the first time, dominating No. 4 Georgia 37-10 in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
—J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State, ran for 172 yards and a score and then No. 2 Buckeyes sealed their first playoff trip in three years by shutting out No. 10 Wisconsin in the second half in a 34-21 victory in the Big Ten championship game.
—Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, threw four touchdown passes, three to Tee Higgins, and the defending national champions dismantled No. 22 Virginia 62-17 for a fifth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title.
—Antonio Gibson, Memphis, caught a 6-yard TD pass from Brady White with 1:14 left and ran for 130 yards, helping the No. 16 Tigers defeat No. 21 Cincinnati 29-24 in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
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