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  1. Despite all the struggles that have plagued Texas since the beginning of the season, the opportunity was there for the taking for the Longhorns to secure a signature win against 6th ranked Kansas. A win that would have looked very good come March if Texas were sitting on the bubble. Instead of a signature win, Texas was left with nothing after fading down the stretch in a 66-57 loss to the Jayhawks. The Longhorns received a career game from Jericho Sims. The junior poured in a career-high 20 points and also added 6 rebounds. Fellow junior Matt Coleman also added 10 points and 3 assists. Texas found itself out in front for much of the first half, taking a 31-26 lead into halftime. In the second half though, the Jayhawks fought back behind a huge performance from Devon Dotson, who returned to the floor Saturday after a 1-game absence due to injury. Dotson scored a game-high 21 points and was 8-9 from the foul line, preventing any type of Texas comeback down the stretch. Two key factors that hurt the Longhorns throughout the afternoon were their inability to make free throws (55%) and their inconsistency from 3-point range. Texas did turn in a very good performance on the defensive end of the floor, holding Kansas to 20% from 3-point range and maintaining a strong presence inside with Sims. Ultimately though, the Jayhawks made the plays they needed to down the stretch to leave Austin with a victory. The loss drops the Longhorns to 12-5 on the season and 2-3 in conference play. A season that began with hopes of at the very least making the NCAA Tournament continues to hang in the balance with a tough stretch awaiting. Texas will travel to West Virginia on Monday to face the Mountaineers before returning home to face LSU at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday. The post Texas starts strong, fades down the stretch in 66-57 loss to Kansas appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  2. It is unusual to face a must-win game in January, but for Texas, Saturday’s night matchup against Kansas State certainly felt like a must-win. The Longhorns and Wildcats both entered the game with a 0-2 record in Big 12 play, and a 0-3 start would have been devastating for a Texas team that had high hopes entering the season. With their backs against the wall, the Longhorns found a way to collect their first conference win of the year, defeating the Wildcats 64-50 behind a strong defensive effort and improved shooting. Matt Coleman led the way for a Texas offense that showed signs of life throughout the contest. The junior scored a team-high 14 points and also contributed 4 assists. Courtney Ramey and Jase Febres also reached double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. As a team, the Longhorns shot 49% from the field and 43.5% from deep. It was a far cry from the offensive issues that plagued Texas their previous two games against Baylor and Oklahoma. The Longhorns turned in a strong performance on the defensive end of the floor as well, holding Kansas State to 37% from the field and forcing the Wildcats to commit 18 turnovers. In the second half, the Wildcats went the first 8 minutes without a point, allowing Texas to stretch out what was a 31-27 halftime lead to 43-27. Kansas State was ultimately unable to recover, falling to 0-3 in conference play and 7-8 overall. The Longhorns will return to action in Stillwater on Wednesday to face another team winless in conference play, Oklahoma State. The game will tip-off at 7 PM and will be broadcasted on ESPN+. The post Texas picks up first Big 12 win of the season over Kansas State, 64-50 appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  3. Shaka Smart has made it known he wants his Texas teams to be known for playing elite defense and making life miserable for opposing teams. While the defense has been good at times for much of the 2019-2020 season so far, the offensive struggles that have plagued Texas in previous seasons are beginning to show up again. In a matchup against a top 10 Baylor team on the road, the Longhorns failed to break the 50-point mark, dropping their Big 12 opener by a final of 59-44. The loss drops Texas to 10-3 on the season and 0-1 in Big 12 play. It was a tough night for Texas shooters, as the Longhorns finished the evening shooting 34.6% from the field and 18.8% from three-point range. Equally as troubling was how the Longhorns were dominated on the glass. The Bears finished with 20 offensive rebounds and controlled the boards for all 40 minutes. Jericho Sims was the lone bright spot for Texas, as the junior recorded another double-double (13 points and 15 rebounds). The only other Longhorn to reach double figures was Courtney Ramey off the bench with 11 points. The Bears received a strong performance from MaCio Teague, who had a game-high 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds. Despite shooting only 31.3% from the field as a team, Baylor was able to keep the Longhorns from mounting any sort of comeback thanks to a strong performance at the free-throw line (87.5%) and strong defense. The Bears only recorded 23 points in the second half after taking a 36-23 lead into halftime, but it was more than enough with Longhorn’s poor overall performance. Texas will have their first home Big 12 game on Wednesday when they welcome Oklahoma to the Frank Erwin Center. Tip-off will be at 8 PM and the game will be broadcasted on ESPN2. The post Poor offensive showing dooms Texas in 59-45 loss to Baylor appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  4. Texas head coach Tom Herman won his third consecutive bowl game as head coach of the Longhorns on Tuesday night, defeating #11 Utah 38-10 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Sam Ehlinger threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, and the Texas rushing attack amassed 231 yards on the ground against the top-ranked FBS rushing defense. The Texas offense shined, but the Texas defense dominated. Joseph Ossai sacked Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley three times, and interim defensive coordinator Craig Naivar’s unit pressured him on just about every snap. Utah finished with just 254 yards of total offense. The Longhorns finish the 2019 season on a positive note and head into next season with new offensive and defensive coordinators. View game photos from the Longhorns’ win over the Utes below. The post Sights From the Field: Texas 38, #11 Utah 10 appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  5. The Texas Longhorns (7-5, 5-4) look to close out a disappointing 2019 season with a win over the #11 Utah Utes (11-2, 8-1) in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Tuesday night. Following a 10-win season last year capped with a win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, that success didn’t carry over in Austin in the 2019 campaign. Tom Herman fired both his offensive and defensive coordinators following the regular season finale, leaving the Longhorns to face the Utes with interim defensive coordinator Craig Naivar and Herman handling play-calling himself one last time. A win vaults Texas to an 8-5 record while a loss gives Herman his second 7-6 season as head coach in three years in Austin. Can the Longhorns pull off the upset over a ranked team in San Antonio? Our staff provides their thoughts on the outcome of the 2019 Alamo Bowl. Aaron Carrara Given everything that Texas has been through this season and with the recent shakeup in the coaching staff, it is difficult not to favor Utah in this game. Things are less than desirable in Austin but I think this program knows what a 3rd straight bowl win over a really good Utes team would mean. With a healthy slate of players, including Collin Johnson back in the lineup, I think Texas gets up for this game and takes advantage of a depleted Utah secondary. Score Prediction: Texas 27, Utah 24 Nick Harris This team is finally healthy, and the question all year has been how this team can perform when they’re fully healthy. Now we’ll see, but following the coaching turnover and chaos that has surrounded the program in the last month, I find it difficult to believe that they can beat one of the best teams of this season even if it is in their own backyard. I think they hang with Utah early, but the Utes defensive dominance takes over in the second half to lead them to victory. Score Prediction: Utah 31, Texas 21 Jameson McCausland Utah will enter Tuesday’s matchup in a similar situation as Georgia a year ago in the Sugar Bowl. The Utes were on the doorstep of the college football playoff before falling to Oregon in the PAC 12 championship game. Utah probably has the best defense Texas will face all season, even without several key members of the secondary. For Texas, they will have interim defensive coordinator Craig Naivar calling the plays for the defense while Tom Herman will handle the bulk of the play calling on the offensive side. It will be interesting to see how Texas responds without several members of the coaching staff who have been with the program for close to 3 years. The return of Collin Johnson should provide the offense a small boost, but Utah is the better team right now and should come away with the victory. Score Prediction: Utah 28, Texas 21. TFloss32 When attempting to make a prediction for the Alamo Bowl, your focus goes straight to Herman’s past success in bowl games and you feel pretty good about the Horns’ chances. But taking a deeper look at things, it’s hard to get past their tumultuous finish to the 2019 season and the subsequent staff turnover that is still happening. Even if nothing had changed for Texas since the Tech game in late November, there are simply too many questions marks in this game like a woefully inconsistent offense with poor offensive line play facing one of the best defenses in the nation. Basically, on paper, this is a bad match-up at a bad time for the Longhorns and Utah should win comfortably. Score Prediction: Utah 34, Texas 20.
  6. The Texas Longhorns (7-5, 5-4) will make their 56th all-time bowl appearance tonight when they face off against the Pac-12 runner-up Utah Utes (11-2, 8-1) in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Texas last played over a month ago when they defeated Texas Tech 49-24 in Austin. Utah was on the doorstep of the college football playoffs, but lost to Oregon in the PAC-12 Championship Game 37-15 on December 6th. The meeting will be just the second between these two programs, with the Longhorns besting the Utes 21-12 in 1982 at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Texas appears to have the health back of several key players, including senior wide receiver Collin Johnson. Johnson, along with fellow seniors Brandon Jones and Devin Duvernay, received invitations to the NFL Combine but will play in the Alamo Bowl. Utah will be without star defensive back Jaylon Johnson, who opted to prepare for the NFL Draft and forego playing in the Alamo Bowl. The Utes are also without safeties Julian Blackmon and R.J. Hubert who are recovering from injury. What: Texas Longhorns (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) vs. Utah Utes (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM CST Venue: Alamodome Location: San Antonio, Texas Television: ESPN The Line: Utah -7 Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: Texas defeated Utah 21-12 (September 18, 1982, Austin, TX) All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Utah 1-0-0 The Coaches Utah Utes Head Coach: Kyle Whittingham Head Coaching Experience: 15th year as a head coach Years as Head Coach at Utah: 15 Career Record: 121-63 Career Record at Utah: 121-63 Texas Longhorns Head Coach: Tom Herman Head Coaching Experience: 5th year as a head coach Years as Head Coach at Texas: 3 Career Record: 46-19 Career Record at Texas: 24-15 Relevant Articles & Information What to expect from new defensive coordinator Chris Ash Mike Yurcich officially hired as Offensive Coordinator Utah Preview: Defense Utah Preview: Offense
  7. After firing defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and demoting offensive coordinator Tim Beck almost a month ago, the Longhorns have officially filled both positions. Two weeks after hiring former Rutgers Coach Chris Ash as defensive coordinator, Ohio State passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich was officially hired to fill the offensive coordinator role on Sunday evening. Yurcich spent the last season in Columbus as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, helping the Buckeyes establish an offense that averaged 530 yards and 47 points per game. While Yurcich didn’t call plays, his influence on sophmore quarterback Justin Fields proved worthwhile. Fields threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions this season. In the Buckeyes’ close loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night, Fields threw for 320 yards and a touchdown. Prior to his work under head coach Ryan Day, Yurcich spent the previous six seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Oklahoma State Cowboys under Mike Gundy. During his six years in Stilllwater, Yurcich’s offenses averaged 38.0 points per game and 478.3 yards per game. This success helped the Cowboys achieve a 52-24 record with four 10-win seasons and four bowl game wins. Yurcich will take over a Texas offense that had its share of struggles this season, but has star talent at every skill position. Prior to their matchup against Utah in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Longhorns sit at #14 nationally in total offense. They average 35 points and 468 yards of total offense per game. Head Coach Tom Herman will rely on Yurcich to call plays and direct an offense that likely has just one more season from starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger. After talking with colleagues in the industry and vetting several potential candidates, Herman is confident he found the right guy in Yurcich. “I talked with a number of coaches as we tried to find the best fit at offensive coordinator, and Mike is a guy who really stood out,” Herman said. “I’ve admired his work for many years, he’s very highly regarded and respected in the coaching world, and in talking at length with him, I was extremely impressed with what he’ll bring to our staff. He knows our conference well from his time at Oklahoma State and, including the run he had with Ohio State this year, has played a big part in some of the nation’s best offenses for the past several years. All of that said, what impresses me most about him is how he works with and develops players and the creative ways he utilizes all of his weapons on offense.” Yurcich made an annual salary of $950,000 at Ohio State. The details of his salary in his new role at Texas have not been disclosed yet, but the 20-year coaching veteran is ready to get to work in Austin. “When looking at offensive coordinator positions, Texas is a no-brainer career move,” Yurcich said. “I’m excited to work with coach Herman and the entire staff. Having recruited the state of Texas, and having coordinated in the Big 12, I’m excited and proud to represent UT Football as its next offensive coordinator.” Discuss the Mike Yurcich hire The post Mike Yurcich officially hired as Offensive Coordinator appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  8. We've created a master list of Texas high school prospects over the past year that serves as a one-stop shop for college coaches and recruiters everywhere. It is 100% free. Click on the + sign next to each prospect’s name (excluding mobile devices) to receive even more information. If you’re a recruiting nerd who loves to watch film and need to know who to follow in the upcoming recruiting cycles, this list is for you as well. Updates will follow as new names arise in in the coming months. The list can be found in our menu or at the link below. Feel free to share as you wish! https://hornsports.com/index.php/2021-2022-txhsfb-prospect-list/
  9. With non-conference play wrapping up, Texas hoped to get another solid road win to pair with their victory earlier in the year at Purdue. Instead, the Longhorns endured a long afternoon against Providence, with the Friars cruising to a 70-48 victory behind a poor offensive performance from the Longhorns. The loss drops the Longhorns record to 9-2 on the season, and the offensive question marks continue to linger with conference play quickly approaching. Outside of solid performances from Courtney Ramey (12 points and 7 rebounds) and Jericho Sims (7 points and 13 rebounds), it was a rough game for Texas. The Longhorns failed to have a single-player shoot over 50% from the field and shot 31.7% as a team. Texas had an even tougher time from 3-point range, where they finished the game 3 for 21 (14.3%). The 48 point output is the lowest for the Longhorns this season, and Shaka Smart will be forced to try to continue to find answers offensively after inconsistent performances have plagued his team to start the season. Andrew Jones, who has provided a spark off the bench for much of the season, shot 2 for 8 from the field and finished the game with only 7 points. Texas as a team only had 11 points from their bench. Providence entered Saturday’s matchup coming off a 32-point loss against Florida, but the Friars bounced back in a big way. Alpha Diallo recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while also contributing 5 assists. The Friars took a 43-28 lead into halftime and never looked back, responding every time Texas appeared to be crawling back into the game. The Longhorns will return to action on December 30th at the Frank Erwin Center when they host High Point in the final non-conference game before Big 12 play. The post Texas unable to overcome poor shooting performance in 70-48 blowout loss to Providence appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  10. Fax machines, it’s your time to shine. Welcome to one of the most anticipated days in all of recruiting, the first of two National Signing Days for the Texas recruiting class to make it official. As the day goes on, we will be updating this article as recruits send in their letters of intent to the Texas staff. Projected Schedule (All times listed are CST) RB Bijan Robinson, Salpointe Catholic, Unsigned (Scheduled: 1:30 p.m.) QB Hudson Card, Lake Travis, Unsigned (Scheduled: 8:00 a.m.) ATH Ja’Quinden Jackson, Duncanville, Unsigned (Scheduled: 8:00 a.m.) DT Vernon Broughton, Cypress Ridge, Unsigned (Scheduled: TBD) LB Prince Dorbah, Highland Park, Unsigned (Scheduled: 2:30 p.m.) S Xavion Alford, Shadow Creek, Unsigned (Scheduled: 11:00 a.m.) CB Kitan Crawford, John Tyler, Unsigned (Scheduled: 10:00 a.m.) S Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, Unsigned (Scheduled: 10:00 a.m.) C Jake Majors, Prosper, Unsigned (Scheduled 7:30 a.m.) OT Jaylen Garth, Port Neches-Groves, Unsigned (Scheduled: 1:30 p.m.) WR Troy Omeire, Fort Bend Austin, Unsigned (Scheduled: 10:45 a.m.) OG Logan Parr, San Antonio O’Connor, Unsigned (Scheduled: 6:00 p.m.) OT Andrej Karic, Southlake Carroll, Unsigned (Scheduled: 8:00 a.m.) ATH Jaden Hullaby, Mansfield Timberview, Unsigned (Scheduled: 10:30 a.m.) ATH Dajon Harrison, Hutto, Unsigned (Scheduled: 8:00 a.m.) DT Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, Unsigned (Scheduled: 1:00 p.m.) The post Live Updates: National Signing Day appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  11. AUSTIN, Texas – Shaka Smart’s Longhorns continued their hot-streak, improving to 9-1 overall with an 87-76 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-4) on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. The win was the Longhorns’ 5th in a row after losing last to Georgetown on November 21st. Central Michigan took a 42-36 lead into the locker room at the half, and it wasn’t until the 14:02 mark in the second half of the game that the Longhorns held their first lead. It was another game that started slow for Texas, but they finished strong en route to the win. Junior guard Jase Febres hit 7/10 from 3-point range and led all scorers with a season-high 23 points. Sophmore guard Courtney Ramey added 20 points and six assists. Matt Coleman III and Jericho Sims also put up double-digits in scoring, with 12 and 10 points respectively. Senior guard Kevin McKay led the Chippewas in scoring with 21 points and six rebounds. David DiLeo, Rob Montgomery and Romelo Burrell each had 15, 14 and 12 points respectively in the loss. Texas shot 50.9% from the floor compared to 45.8% by Central Michigan. The Longhorns out-rebounded the Chippewas 42-26, but committed 22 turnovers compared to Central Michigan’s 19. After 10 games, Shaka Smart’s 9-1 record is his best as head coach at Texas. The Longhorns will face Providence on the road next Saturday at 1:00 PM at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
  12. FORT WORTH, Texas – It was a sloppy game for both teams, but the Lone Star Showdown between Texas and Texas A&M on the hardwood ended with a 60-50 victory in favor of the Longhorns. Junior guard Jase Febres led Texas in scoring with a season-high 17 points, and redshirt sophmore Andrew Jones added 12 points and 5 assists in the winning effort. With Sunday’s win, the Longhorns hold an 8-1 record – the best start for Shaka Smart as head coach at Texas. At halftime the score was 27-17 in favor of the Longhorns, but the Aggies managed to get within six points late in the game. Texas never relinquished the lead. The Aggies didn’t have a scorer in double digits, but freshman forward Emanuel Miller grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and scored eight points. Texas A&M shot 47% from the field and committed 21 turnovers. The Longhorns shot 41.8%, including 31% from beyond the arc, and hit 83.3% of free throws. The win at Dickies Arena marks the sixth time in seven games the Longhorns have defeated former Southwest Conference and Big 12 rival Texas A&M. Texas will host Central Michigan next on Saturday, December 14th. The post Longhorns defeat Aggies 60-50 in Lone Star Showdown appeared first on HornSports. View this article on HornSports
  13. For the first time since 2013, Texas will be returning to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns, who finished the regular season at 7-5, will face Utah out of the PAC 12. The Utes lost in the PAC 12 championship game Friday evening to Oregon, dropping their record to 11-2 on the year and taking themselves out of contention of the College Football Playoff. Utah was ranked 11th in the final CFP rankings released earlier today and is carried by one of the top defenses in the country. Offensively, RB Zach Moss has over 1,300 yards rushing and has rushed for 15 touchdowns on the season. Texas will look to cap off an up and down season with a victory. The Longhorns dropped 2 out of their final 3 regular season games, forcing several coaching changes heading into the 2020 season. Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando was fired following the regular season finale against Texas Tech, while Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck will no longer serve as a coordinator moving forward. In addition to changes at both coordinator spots, Tom Herman also fired WR coach Drew Mehringer and reassigned fellow WR coach Corby Meekins to an off-field role. The Alamo Bowl will kick off on New Years Eve at 6:30 CST on ESPN.
  14. The Texas Longhorns won’t be playing the Texas A&M Aggies anytime soon on the football field, but that won’t stop the two from competing on the hardwood. The Longhorns will face the Aggies on Sunday at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth in the Lone Star Showdown. These two teams met last in the Bahamas in 2015, with Texas A&M defeating Texas 84-73 in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Shaka Smart and the Longhorns are off to a 7-1 start with their lone loss coming on the road to the Georgetown Hoyas. Texas defeated UAB at home 67-57 earlier in the week. Redshirt sophmore Andrew Jones tied a career-high 20 points and hit 6-8 from three point range in the win over the Blazers. Jones is averaging 12.4 points per game, second only to junior point guard Matt Coleman (13.8 ppg). Texas A&M has lost three straight, including three straight in the Orlando Invitational over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Aggies lost to Harvard, Temple and Fairfield and head into Sunday’s contest with a 3-4 record. Junior guard/forward Savion Flagg leads the Aggies in scoring with 10.7 points per game and 14 assists. Senior forward Josh Nebo follows with 10 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. Nebo ranks second as the nation’s active leader in career blocks. Aggie head coach Buzz Williams in his his first year in College Station after spending the previous five seasons at Virginia Tech, where he guided the Hokies to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The Longhorns have won five of the last six against the Aggies and Sunday’s contest will mark the second time the two schools have played since Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference. What: Texas Longhorns (7-1) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (3-4) When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM CST Venue: Dickies Arena Location: Fort Worth, Texas Television: ABC The Line: Texas -9.5 Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: Texas A&M defeated Texas A&M 84-73 (11/25/2015) All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Texas A&M 137-86 The Coaches Texas A&M Aggies Head Coach: Buzz Williams Head Coaching Experience: 13th year as a head coach Years as Head Coach at Texas A&M: 1 Career Record: 256-159 Career Record at Texas A&M: 3-4 Texas Longhorns Head Coach: Shaka Smart Head Coaching Experience: 11th year as a head coach Years as Head Coach at Texas: 5 Career Record: 241-123 Career Record at Texas: 78-67 Watch what Texas Basketball players have to say about playing Texas A&M:
  15. The Texas Longhorns bounced back with a strong finish to the regular season in a dominant 49-24 win against Texas Tech. The convincing victory makes the late season slide by Texas even more confounding. Tom Herman fired or reassigned about half his coaching staff on Monday. Clemson wrapped up a season of dominance by whipping South Carolina 38-3. The Tigers have now won a whopping seven straight games by at least 30 points. At the other end of the spectrum, Maryland, who scored 142 points in its first two games, barely outpaced that mark in their final 10 games with 161 points. When the Terps took a lead on the Spartans in the second half, it was the first time Maryland led a game since October 19th. Virginia erased years of futility with a win over Virginia Tech, 39-30. The ‘Hoos had lost 15 consecutive games to their in-state rivals. All seven teams in the ACC Coastal have won the division over the past seven years. That’s remarkable. West Virginia beat TCU in a hard fought game, 20-17. The game was tightly contested throughout, but outside of Big 12 country, it was unnoticed. Ugh-lternate uniforms: Memphis’ black jerseys boosted them to a win, so this week’s nod goes to Louisville. The Cardinals wore this and got crushed by Kentucky: Memphis bested Cincinnati, 34-24, and secured their spot in the AAC Championship Game. It’s a good thing that the teams played a competitive game because Memphis’ win also means the AAC Championship Game will be a rematch between these teams. Iowa topped Nebraska, 27-24, sending the Huskers to their locker room with a 5-7 record in 2019. This will be the third straight year Nebraska has not gone to a bowl game. Ohio State routed Michigan for the second straight year, winning 56-27 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were game but the Buckeyes were steady and methodical and pulled away. tOSU has now won four consecutive games at Michigan and this year’s result continues a lopsided decade in the rivalry. On that note, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is 1-5 in Ann Arbor against Michigan State and Ohio State, but 29-0 against everyone else. Ouch. Minnesota rowed the boat for a half but Wisconsin broke out a speed boat for the second half, ultimately winning 38-17. The Badgers scored 14 in the 3rd and 4th quarters and booked their spot in the B1G Championship Game. Auburn knocked Alabama out of CFP contention by winning the Iron Bowl 48-45. The teams combined for a dizzying 48 points in the 2nd quarter. Notably, Alabama is now 0-7 all-time at Auburn when both teams are ranked. Florida 40 – Florida State 17: The regular season for the ‘Noles is mercifully over. A non-competitive game throughout, LSU dominated Texas A&M to the tune of 50-7. After playing a 7 OT thriller in 2018, this year’s game was the complete opposite. Notre Dame started slow then whipped Stanford, 45-24. After a 10 point first quarter outburst from the Cardinal, Notre Dame’s defense adjusted, settled in and limited Stanford for the final three stanzas. But when talking about dominant defense, conversations must include Utah. In a 45-14 beatdown of Colorado, the Utes allowed their first second-half touchdown at home this season. Additionally, only two teams, Northern Illinois & Colorado, scored more than one touchdown at Utah.
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