College Football Weekend Recap, December 3rd

Gabe Vastardis, Writer

This past Saturday was one of the biggest games this year in College Football, as multiple conference championships. 

 

  The Big 10 Championship featured the undefeated Michigan Wolverines and the 8-4 Purdue Boilermakers. The game started off surprisingly close, but as time went on, Michigan took control of the game as many imagined. With back to back Big 10 Championships, they were now solidified in the College Football Playoffs.

 

  Utah took on USC in their second matchup of the year, but with more at stake in the PAC-12 championship game. Heisman favorite Caleb Williams made big plays during the first half, and the game seemed to be in the hands of #4 ranked USC. Utah thought otherwise, as they blew out USC 47-24.

 

 In the SEC Championship game, the reigning National Champs took on the LSU Tigers in a very one-sided affair. The Georgia Bulldogs started the first few drives off slow, but shined like they always do. Special teams, defense and offense all had a role to play as the Bulldogs won 50-30, becoming 2022 SEC Champs.

 

  After this dominating game, star quarterback Stetson Bennett called his doubters out in an interview with on3.com. In this interview, he said, “I’ve got good players. I’m not that bad at football either. And we got a good team.”

 

  Number 3 ranked TCU went up against Kansas State, in a surprisingly close game. TCU quarterback Max Duggan put it all on the line, but in the end it still wasn’t enough. Kansas State shocked TCU to become Big 12 Champions, and possibly spoil TCU’s playoff chances.

 

  The ACC Championship had a very familiar face in Clemson, but they were taking on a team not many were expecting to be here in the North Carolina Tar Heels. This game was not an easy one to pick, but the winner was one you could have expected. Clemson beat North Carolina 39-10, becoming ACC Champions once again.

 

  In the American Athletic Conference Championship, Tulane faced UCF. Tulane went on to win this game, and UCF lost their ranking and Tulane shockingly moved up to 14th in the AP poll rankings.