College Football Rivalry Week: Stanford Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive, OU Dominates and Les Miles “Dabs” to Victory


Playoff Hopes. Senior Night. Rivalry Week.

The luck of the irish fell short Saturday as #6 Notre Dame fought an impressive #9 Stanford team. Fueled not only by the rivalry and hopes of pushing the Irish out of playoff contention it was also Senior night for their leader/quarterback Kevin Hogan. The emotional Hogan made the most of his moment driving the Cardinals down the field with less than a minute remaining to put them in position to kick the game-winning field goal, 38-36. As the season comes to a close, these are the type of wins that may allow Stanford to sneak in the playoff discussion. We will see in just a few weeks.

#11 Oklahoma State and #3 Oklahoma fighting for the Big 12 Championship and a spot in the College Football playoff scenario. Knowing how things played out last year for the entire conference, missing out on a spot completely for the National Championship, this game was huge coming in. Unfortunately, it looked as if only one of the two teams realized how big the stakes were outside of it being rivalry week. Oklahoma dominated OSU start to finish 58-23, leaving them in a great position for a trip to Glendale. OU
On the flip side of the conference, #19 TCU and #7 Baylor both started the season in the Top 5 before sliding their way to being on the outside looking in.  What was circled on the schedule early on and previewed as being the most important matchup of the year in the conference, lived up to the hype despite the fact both teams will be overlooked when the final Playoff rankings come out. The Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin accounted for 3 touchdowns including a scramble in the first overtime and a game clinching pass in the 2nd to give the Horned Frogs a 28-21 win over Baylor in a two OT showdown.

College Football Playoff Picture

Clemson 12-0

Alabama 11-1

Oklahoma 11-1

Iowa 12-0

Instead of our SU Play of the Week, we decided to mix things up a little bit as “Dab” fever continues to spread through the sports world. Which coach hit it the best to you?

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