by Paragon Communications Sports Broadcaster Aaron Kauk
It was conference championship weekend in college football. Oklahoma faced Iowa St in Jerry World for the Big 12 title. The Sooners jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead, but the Cyclones never stopped fighting. Iowa St trailed 27-21 with just over a minute left, 3rdand 10 from the Oklahoma 34…. Voice of the Sooners Toby Rowland describing Tre Brown’s game sealing interception that helped the Sooners to a 27-21 win. It’s the 6thstraight conference championship for Oklahoma.
Around the country Clemson bombed Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC championship game. Trevor Lawrence threw for 322 and rushed for 90 in the win. Ohio St outlasted Northwestern 22-10 to win the Big 10 title game. Former Sooner Trey Sermon carried the rock 29 times for 331 yards and 2 TDs setting the all time single game Ohio St rushing yards record by over 100 yards. Alabama won a 52-46 shootout for the SEC championship against Florida. Both QBs threw for over 400 yards. Bama’s mac jones had 418 and 5 TDs. Florida’s Kyle Trask went for 408 with 3 scores. I’m old enough to remember when a shootout like that was horrible football in the Big 12. I don’t remember hearing the same hot takes on Saturday night. I guess it just means more when the SEC game has almost 1000 yards and a hundred points.
After Saturday’s results the four team college football playoff was announced yesterday. Alabama will face Notre Dame in Dallas. Clemson gets Ohio St in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma will play in the Cotton Bowl against Florida on Dec 30th. Oklahoma St heads to Orlando to play Miami in the Cheez Its Bowl on the 29th. Tulsa will play Miss St in the Armed Forces Bowl on the 31st.