Ohio State vic­tory tops ex­cit­ing Satur­day

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Ohio State’s 62-39 win over Michi­gan head­lined a thrilling day in col­lege foot­ball.

Dwayne Hask­ins threw five touch­down passes, fresh­man Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was re­turned for a TD and No. 10-ranked

Ohio State con­tin­ued its mas­tery over No. 4 Michi­gan with a record-set­ting 62-39 vic­tory Satur­day that sends the Buck­eyes to the Big Ten cham­pi­onship game.

The Wolver­ines were two vic­to­ries away from their first con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship since 2004 and a trip to the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off, fac­ing an Ohio State team that has looked dis­com­bob­u­lated on de­fense and one-di­men­sional on of­fense much of the sea­son. Look­ing to snap a six-game los­ing streak against the Buck­eyes and get coach Jim Har­baugh his first vic­tory in four tries in the ri­valry, the Wolver­ines wilted.

In the 115th meet­ing be­tween two of col­lege foot­ball's most sto­ried ri­vals, Ohio State scored more points than it ever had against Michi­gan — more points than any team has ever scored in reg­u­la­tion against Michi­gan. The pre­vi­ous high was 58 by Cor­nell in 1891.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 52, AUBURN 21: Tua Tago­v­ailoa threw five touch­down passes and ran for a score to lead Alabama past ri­val Auburn.

Tago­v­ailoa and the Crim­son Tide took over with an ex­plo­sive third quar­ter, when the Heis­man Tro­phy con­tender threw three long touch­down passes. He's the first Alabama player to have a hand in six TDs in a game and matched the school record with the five scor­ing passes.

Now, 'Bama heads to the SEC cham­pi­onship game against No. 5 Ge­or­gia with a guar­an­teed play­off spot on the line.


SOUTH CAROLINA 35: Trevor Lawrence threw for a ca­reer-high 393 yards, Adam Choice rushed for three touch­downs and Clemson capped a per­fect reg­u­lar sea­son with a vic­tory over South Carolina for its fifth con­sec­u­tive ri­valry win.

NO. 5 GE­OR­GIA 45, GE­OR­GIA TECH 21: Jake Fromm threw four touch­down passes, D'An­dre Swift ran for 105 yards and Ge­or­gia romped into the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game.

NO. 11 FLORIDA 41, FLORIDA STATE 14: Feleipe Franks had three touch­down passes and No. 13 Florida used a pun­ish­ing ground at­tack to end a five-game los­ing streak to Florida State.

Lam­i­cal Per­ine had a 74-yard touch­down run, and Florida ran for 278 yards, av­er­ag­ing 5.3 yards per carry. Per­ine, a cousin of for­mer Ok­la­homa run­ning back Sa­maje Per­ine, ran for 129 yards, av­er­ag­ing 9.9 yards per carry.

The Ga­tors halted Florida State's bowl streak, which be­gan in 1982, and handed the Semi­noles their first los­ing sea­son since 1976 — Bobby Bow­den's first sea­son as coach.

NO. 19 NORTH­WEST­ERN 24, ILLI­NOIS 16: Clay­ton Thor­son ac­counted for three touch­downs, Isa­iah Browser rushed for 166 yards on 18 car­ries and North­west­ern beat Illi­nois.

Thor­son com­pleted 12 of 18 passes for 110 yards and two TDs. He also ran for a score, and Bowser posted his fourth 100-yard game of the sea­son.

NO. 20 SYRA­CUSE 42, BOS­TON COL­LEGE 21: Eric Dungey ran for three touch­downs and threw for 362 yards and three more scores to lead Syra­cuse past Bos­ton Col­lege.

MI­AMI 24, NO. 24 PITTS­BURGH 3: Travis Homer rushed for 168 yards and a long touch­down, DeeJay Dal­las ran back a punt for one of his two scores and Mi­ami closed its reg­u­lar sea­son by knock­ing off Pitts­burgh.


Ohio State de­fen­sive end Chase Young pres­sures Michi­gan quar­ter­back Shea Pat­ter­son dur­ing the sec­ond half Satur­day in Colum­bus, Ohio.

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