The college football scores from yesterday would settle the BCS picture. However, few thought the big college football scores would be too close, as Oregon and Auburn were heavily favored. After their recent great escapes, it seemed unlikely that the Ducks and Tigers would slip up now against Oregon State and South Carolina. As it turned out, that was exactly the case, as TCU’s hopes for a boost up were dashed very quickly. However, the other college football scores had more suspense in deciding other BCS bids.
Things were a little promising for chaos at first, as the Beavers got the opening touchdown over the Ducks, and the Gamecocks matched the Tigers with an opening drive. However, Oregon slowly but surely pulled away, while Auburn didn’t wait as long to claim the SEC crown.
The biggest of the college football scores yesterday provided little suspense, as Oregon clinched a title game spot with a 37-20 win, and Auburn throttled South Carolina,. 56-17. With that, the Tigers and Ducks are set for a final showdown, as has been projected for weeks now.
While those two slots were settled, there were other championships to determine. Over in the ACC, Virginia Tech finished off their big rally from an 0-2 start, by securing their 11’th straight win. By beating Florida State, 44-33, the Hokies will head back to the Orange Bowl against either Stanford, or the Big East champion.
Although everyone has made fun of the Big East, the college football scores yesterday brought that race down to the wire. After West Virginia handled Rutgers, 35-13, they had to hope Connecticut would lose to South Florida. Instead, the Huskies got a 52-yard field goal at the end to clinch the crown, 19-16, and will head to the Orange or the Fiesta.
The Big 12 champion is tied to the Fiesta, as Nebraska and Oklahoma clashed for the last time as conference rivals. Despite a 17-0 deficit, the Sooners rallied to take a 23-20 victory, and send the Cornhuskers into the Big Ten on a down note.
The rest of the day’s college football scores had Boise State and Nevada get one more win, after their draining battle last week. Washington became bowl eligible by beating Washington State, 35-28, in the Apple Cup, while UCF beat SMU for the Conference USA title, 17-7.
The final big Saturday of the season didn’t have much in the way of BCS suspense, as it filled in blanks many had expected for weeks. As such, Oregon and Auburn are already looking ahead to each other, before their matchup becomes official. Meanwhile, TCU is resigned to Pasadena, while Oklahoma, Connecticut and Virginia Tech are still celebrating after last night.
From now on, the rest of the college football scores will be in bowl games, after their matchups are cemented tonight.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 14 Scoreboard”