For the first time in history, the Big Ten advanced two teams to the four-team college football playoffs, but Michigan State and Ohio State both lost in dramatic fashion on the greatest Saturday in CFP history.
Michigan faced TCU in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, where the second-seeded Wolverines lost 51-45, posting 96 points in the Fiesta Bowl and 44 points in the third quarter. What ever happened in the CFP era. TCU is the first Big 12 team to reach the CPF Finals since the playoffs began in 2014.
The Wolverines trailed 21-3 in the second quarter and 41-22 late in the third, but continued their efforts to get back into the game and failed to reach the national semifinals for the second year in a row. did.
Michigan had two J.J. McCarthy interceptions returned for touchdowns, three first-and-goal situations that generated three total points, and a rushing defense that went into the game ranked third in the nation. but allowed TCU 263 yards on the ground.
- Michigan coverage: The Sports Illustrated/FanNation site WolverineDigest.com has many articles about the game. To see all reports, click here
Ohio State’s 42-41 loss to No. 1 seed Georgia in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta was heartbreaking. He was a 6-point underdog against the undefeated defending national his champion Buckeyes, but he took a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. They had a huge lead thanks to four touchdown passes from CJ Stroud.
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Georgia advanced on a touchdown from Stetson Bennett to Adonai Mitchell with 54 seconds remaining, but Ohio State quickly marched down the field and set up a 50-yard field goal attempt by the usually reliable Noah Laggles. . Year. This potential game winner was nowhere near, however, missing badly to the left.
- Ohio range: The Sports Illustrated/FanNation site BuckeyesNow.com has many articles about the match. To see all reports, click here
Iowa also played on Sunday, and the Hawkeyes’ defense was once again brilliant as they shut out Kentucky 21-0 at the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee. returned for a touchdown.
Quarterback Joe Lavas earned his first win as a starter for the Hawkeyes. He threw for just his 139 yards, but made no mistakes. It was Music’s first ever shutout in his City bowl, and his 10th career bowl win for Iowa coach Kirk Ferencz, setting a league record with his Paterno. I was.
- Iowa coverage: Sports Illustrated/FanNation’s site InsideTheHawkeyes.com has many articles about the match. To see all reports, click here
Big Ten teams Illinois, Purdue and Pennsylvania all play on Monday. For a complete bowl schedule, including an overview of all games, visit click here
Sunday basketball schedule.
- 4:30 PM Michigan Eastern Time, Maryland: Michigan (7-5, 1-0 in the Big Ten) has struggled in the non-conference portion of the season and hit a new low Thursday when it lost at home to Central Michigan. They played in just one league. Game in December to beat Minnesota. The Wolverines host Maryland (he’s 10-3, 1-1 in the Big Ten) and an impressive team so far. All three losses are against ranked teams, Wisconsin, Tennessee and UCLA. (tv set: FOX Sports 1). Point Spread: According to the SISportsbook.com gambling website, Michigan is the 1 point favorite with 143.5 over/under.
- Pennsylvania State University, Iowa, 5:30 p.m. ET: Iowa (8-5, 0-2 in the Big 10) is struggling with change after suffering ugly losses to Eastern Illinois and Nebraska last week. The Hawkeyes, who regained Chris Murray (foot) and Conor McCaffery (hand) in Thursday’s loss in Nebraska, are in good shape for Penn State (his 10-3, 1-1 record in the Big Ten). loss) to turn around. They lost the league game at home to Michigan State, but won the road at Illinois. Jalen Pickett is averaging 16.1 points per game for him. (tv set: Big Ten Network). Point Spread: Penn State is the 3-point favorite with 147.5 over/under.
- 7:30 p.m. ET, Northwest Ohio: Northwestern (10-2, 1-0 in the Big Ten) was a surprise team in the league early in the season. His only two games the Wildcats have lost are in Auburn and Pittsburgh, and he already has a Big 10 road win at Michigan State. Ohio State (9-3, 1-0 in the Big Ten) was his three losses, all against ranked teams (San Diego State, Duke, and North Carolina). The Buckeyes got their break with the Big Ten win over the Rutgers. The beater three-pointer for the win should not have counted. He was out of bounds when he caught the pass, and the league admitted the referee ignored the call. Point Spread: Ohio is the 2 point favorite with 136.5 over/under.
- BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS (Vol. 2): Purdue are the only stable players this season and everyone behind them has shown some warts so far. Trying to sort everything by power ranking. From 1st he is up to 14th. click here
- Big Ten Roundup (December 29th): The struggling Iowa team suffered two straight losses despite the return of Chris Murray, who fell in Nebraska. And Michigan continued to struggle as well, losing to Central Michigan at home as a big favorite. Here’s a roundup of the Big Ten on December 29th. click here
- Big Ten Roundtable Podcast: The college football playoffs begin Saturday, and for the first time ever the Big Ten have two teams in the postseason semifinals. Michigan will face TCU, while Ohio will face No. 1 seed and defending national champion Georgia. This week we chat live from Atlanta with BuckeyesNow.com publisher Brendan Gulick to learn more about Buckeyes. click here
- Indiana Women Finally Lose: World No. 4 Indiana lost its unbeaten record on Thursday, losing 83-78 to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes scored a career-high 32 points for Indiana. click here
- Big Ten Transfer Portal Report: College football’s transfer portal is more popular than ever this offseason, already surpassing 1,000 entries. Here’s a full breakdown of where each Big Ten team stands. click here