Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12

The loss to Houston is what will ultimately cost the Sooners a playoff spot, but they're a tough team to omit from the national semifinals even though the Big 12 had a down year. Six plays later, Perine carried it in himself to put Oklahoma ahead for good. "Just really proud of this group". Justin Crawford led the charge for the Mountaineers on the ground, finishing with 209 yards on 28 carries.

Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

Wisconsin played MI fairly tight and did it at the Big House. (As opposed to Pittsburgh, which beat both Penn State and Clemson.) We must ask if two-loss Oklahoma would have been unbeaten Oklahoma had it played those non-league games, as opposed to facing Houston and Ohio State .

College football playoff teams announced

Keep an eye on Ohio State freshman Nick Bosa and Clemson senior Ben Boulware - both make plays all over the field. Washington was the next best team. If there is pressure, it is on the selection committee. Now attention can turn to the task at hand for the final four. So much for the 13th data point.

Smith shines for Australia with record SCG innings

Smith, having won the toss, was soon imposing a similarly firm control over the New Zealand bowlers, hammering 14 fours and four sixes in a 157-ball masterclass on a balmy summer's afternoon at his home ground. In response, New Zealand never got ahead of the game and despite a brilliant century from opener Martin Guptill , they fell short and will have to win the remaining two games to not just win the series but also retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, which they are now in possession of.

Ohio State Buckeyes return to College Football Playoff

Ohio State Buckeyes return to College Football Playoff

That wasn't even the best news for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on Sunday. "We understand how hard it is to make the playoffs and we're humbled and honored". Clemson finished No. 3 in the AP Top 25, a spot behind Ohio State (11-1). At that time, Bowlsby said, "Given our round-robin, nine-game scheduling model, it is expected the Big 12 champion will be uniquely positioned for College Football Playoff consideration".

With Kessler cleared and RG3 close, Hue Jackson not naming QB yet

They come out of the break with a visit from the rival Cincinnati Bengals. "But at the same time, I know what I signed up for, I know there are injuries and the things we've been through this season, where we are and where we're trying to go".