Week 12 of the college football season has featured several exciting matchups, and there’s still more where that came from as things wind down Saturday evening.
Currently, No. 7 USC is battling crosstown rival No. 16 UCLA at the Rose Bowl, while No. 10 Utah is attempting to beat No. 12 Oregon for the third time in the last two seasons in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 Championship Game.
Earlier, No. 4 TCU needed every second to beat Baylor, kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired to stay unbeaten. In the Big Ten, No. 3 Michigan also rallied to beat Illinois in the final seconds.
Here are the top plays from Saturday’s slate!
Ducks go up
Oregon was first on the board when Mar’Keise Irving capped off a 10-play, 79-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run to open the game.
Bruins strike first
Then, he showed off his arm strength for UCLA’s second first-quarter touchdown, a 30-yard bomb.
UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson launches 30-yard TD
UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson finds Michael Ezeike for a 30-yard touchdown to take a 14-0 lead over USC.
Closing the gap
USC gained some momentum in the second quarter, pulling within three points to keep the Bruins close.
Riding the wave
USC took its first lead of the game in the third quarter when Williams found Jordan Addison for a 35-yard TD.
Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for third-quarter score
USC’s Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for a 35-yard touchdown.
In the dust
Drake Stoops burned the man covering him and made a diving grab at the 1-yard line to set up Oklahoma for the game’s first score.
Man of the hour
Sooners QB Dillon Gabriel tossed two more touchdowns in the first quarter to put Oklahoma up 28-0.
Bijan Robinson plowed his way into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown run to get Texas on the board.
Then, the Longhorns’ star running back notched his second touchdown of the game, running untouched into the end zone to make it 14-0.
Bijan Robinson scores on 2-yard rushing TD
Texas RB Bijan Robinson runs in a 2-yard score to take the lead over Kansas.
Keilan Robinson took a screen pass 15 yards for an easy touchdown to extend the Texas lead to 24-0.
Quinn Ewers connects with Keilan Robinson for a 15-yard TD
Texas QB Quinn Ewers connects with Keilan Robinson for a 15-yard score.
Bijan Robinson completed the hat trick by running in for a 1-yard score as time expired in the first half.
Then, he Longhorns’ standout broke a pair of tackles, stutter-stepped and turned on the jets for a 32-yard touchdown run, good for his fourth score of the game as Texas ran away with the win.
Bijan Robinson breaks free for his fourth TD of the game
Bijan Robinson cuts inside and breaks free for a 32-yard touchdown untouched for his fourth of the game, as the Longhorns extend their lead 38-0 over Kansas.
Ohio State’s star receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. made the tough catch along the sideline while getting interfered with for a 30-yard gain, which helped the Buckeyes take a 7-0 lead on the opening drive.
Terps on top at the half
After struggling to move the ball following its opening drive in the first half, Ohio State got things rolling in the second half by blocking a punt in Maryland territory. It was Lathan Ransom‘s second straight game with a punt block. Two plays later, Ohio State scored to go up 17-13.
Finding their groove
With multiple injuries at running back, Ohio State turned to Dallan Hayden, who scored his second touchdown to extend the lead to 27-13.
Maryland’s QB kept the ball himself and ran it in for the TD. The deficit was cut to 27-21 following a successful two-point conversion.
Three for the backup RB
Hayden added a third touchdown right after Maryland’s score that briefly put the Buckeyes up by 12. The Terps, however, blocked the PAT and ran it all the way back for two points to make it a 10-point game.
Shades of his brother
Tagovailoa razzled and dazzled on fourth-and-goal, scrambling all the way to the sideline before throwing a touchdown to cut Ohio State’s lead to 33-30, but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback.
Can’t tackle DJ
DJ Uigalelei powered his way into the end zone to extend Clemson’s lead to 14-0 early on.
Clemson had its way with Miami, as Luke Price got wide open on the play-action pass at the goal line to make it 24-0 en route to an easy win at home.
Qualan Jones capped off Baylor’s opening drive by punching the ball into the end zone on a 10-yard scamper.
Qualan Jones bursts past TCU’s defense for a 10-yard rushing TD
Qualan Jones couldn’t be stopped as his 10-yard rushing score early in the first quarter gave Baylor a 7-0 lead over TCU.
Ground game strong
TCU QB Max Duggan has made a name for himself all season for the plays he’s made with his arm. However, it was his legs that got the Horned Frogs on the board to even up the game late in the first quarter.
Max Duggan runs it in for a 7-yard game-tying TD
Max Duggan ran it in himself to tie the game for TCU against Baylor.
Right after Baylor scored its second touchdown of the game, Duggan connected with Taye Barber for a near-80-yard reception on the opening plan of the ensuing drive that set up Kendre Miller to run for a touchdown a few plays later.
Then, Baylor got an interception of its own after TCU’s star QB tried to go for the home run ball to break a 14-14 tie. Instead, the Bears ended up with the ball.
TCU on top
The Horned Frogs took the lead for the first time in the game when Duggan threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Gunnar Henderson, who was wide-open coming out of the backfield.
Max Duggan finds Gunnar Henderson for a 26-yard TD
Max Duggan found Gunnar Henderson for a 26-yard score for the lead.
Bears back on top
After running one in earlier, Johnson made the tough grab at the goal line to give the Bears the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Mad scramble to kick for the win!
Emari Demercado ran into the end zone with ease for the 3-yard score to cut Baylor’s lead to 28-26 with just over two minutes remaining, but TCU wasn’t able to tie the game due to a failed 2-point conversion.
TCU tested its kicker by calling a running play on third-and-long with just 22 seconds left. However, Griffin Kell remained cool, calm and collected to nail the field goal as time expired to give the Horned Frogs the win and keep them unbeaten.
Michigan running back and Heisman hopeful Blake Corum juked multiple defenders on the game’s opening play for a 35-yard gain before scoring later in the drive to put the Wolverines up 7-0.
As Michigan aimed to score its second touchdown of the game, Corum fumbled, grabbing at his left knee and remaining on the turf for a few moments afterward before walking off the field under his own power.
Corum was cleared to return after undergoing tests on his left knee during halftime. He reentered the game on Michigan’s second play from scrimmage in the second half and carried the ball for a 5-yard gain.
That was Corum’s only touch in the second half, however, leaving his status for next week’s meeting with Ohio State (Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, FOX) in question.
Evening it up
Illinois finally got into the end zone midway through the third quarter when Chase Brown broke through the pile for an 8-yard score to make it a 10-10 game. Then, Brown burst open for a 37-yard touchdown run that put Illinois up 17-10 and gave Michigan its first fourth-quarter deficit of the season.
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