Atlanta (CNN)Oklahoma’s Faculty Football Playoff hopes are nonetheless alive — at the very least for a couple a lot more several hours.
The Sooners survived No. 7 Baylor thirty-23 in extra time to get the Huge twelve championship recreation in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday. It truly is Oklahoma’s fifth consecutive Huge 12 title.
The Sooners now will hold out for the final results of the SEC championship recreation, exactly where No. four Georgia faces No. 2 LSU at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That sport is underway in Atlanta.
If Ga wins, the Bulldogs very likely are in. A Ga decline could give the Sooners their 3rd University Football Playoff berth in a row.
Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, No. 1 Ohio State is a good most loved against No. 8 Wisconsin in the Huge Ten title video game, as the Buckeyes previously defeat the Badgers 38-7 in the regular year. No. three Clemson, the defending nationwide champion, is greatly favored versus No. 23 Virginia in the ACC title activity in Charlotte, North Carolina. Individuals online games kick off afterwards Saturday.
Oklahoma (twelve-one) entered the week rated sixth in the Higher education Football Playoff rating. But the Sooners acquired a raise when No. 5 Utah shed 37-fifteen to No. 13 Oregon in the Pac-12 title recreation in Santa Clara, California, on Friday.
Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts, who experienced spent the previous three seasons at Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma, done seventeen of his 24 passes for 287 yards and a single touchdown.
With the Crimson Tide, Hurts played in 6 University Football Playoff game titles, starting up 4, and profitable the nationwide title in 2017.
“I hope the tale ain’t over,” Hurts said to ABC.
Baylor, which two yrs back experienced a history of one-11, drops to 11-2 on the period. The two losses are to Oklahoma.
Prior to Friday’s decline, Utah (eleven-2) hoped for a playoff bid or a spot in the Rose Bowl. Instead, soon after a activity that was largely a single-sided in Oregon’s favor, the Utes remaining with neither. They may well slide all the way down to the Alamo Bowl.
The Pac-12 hasn’t had a playoff workforce considering the fact that 2016, when Washington lost to Alabama in the Peach Bowl.