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THE SERIES: Clemson and Ohio State have played twice before, both in bowl games.
Georgia Tech and Colorado shared the honors in 1990.
No NCAA team has won 15 games in a season. Two of the most talented teams in the country.
There's been little talk about the College Football Playoffs. It was the largest comeback in the six-year history of the game. Unfortunately, the Playoff has just four spots.
On its face, it's an nearly inarguable quartet.
Led by dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson lost to Alabama in the national championship game last season in Arizona.
The Crimson Tide (13-0, No. 1 CFP) bolted to a 16-9 lead in the first quarter, despite being held to minus-7 yards and no first downs. Clemson and Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl.
And if the Buckeyes are still chosen, they contend, Penn State has a better overall resume than Pac-12 champs Washington, a team that lost its one marquee game to Southern Cal.
"We don't look at it as just this year".
This talent, and the intriguing matchups they present, will be in full display on December 31. Years pass, postseason formats change and powers come and go, all tied together by one common thread: controversy. Junior cornerback Lubern Figaro misplayed his angle and allowed the junior wide receiver to run 40 yards for a touchdown and gave the Nittany Lions some momentum heading into halftime.
Clemson finished No. 3 in the AP Top 25, a spot behind Ohio State (11-1).
When Sean Spencer became Penn State's defensive line coach in 2014, he nicknamed his group of tackles and ends the "Wild Dogs" and upped the ante a year ago by using a 3-foot rawhide bone as their encouragement.
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Penn State's performance was enough to win Saturday.
USC will make its record 34th appearance in the Rose Bowl, far more than any other team. "We understand how hard it is to make the playoffs and we're humbled and honored". Ohio State's wins against Wisconsin and MI both came in overtime. The Nittany Lions also were beaten by 39 at MI in their last loss.
Penn State claimed its first lead of the game when McSorley connected with Barkley on an 18-yard touchdown pass. Lions kicker Tyler Davis stretched the lead to 7 points with a 24-yard field goal with 4:38 remaining.
Despite its Big Ten conference title and win over one of the invitees, Penn State has been left out of the 2016-17 College Football Playoff.
Certainly any outcome would've had its detractors, and so no matter which four-team field the committee chose, there would've been tears over which teams were excluded. The rankings revealed that Penn State was closer to Washington than Ohio State; the Buckeyes have been a lock since beating the Wolverines.
The selection protocol does not require the committee to pick conference champions or the victor of head-to-head matchups. They have been to the Big Ten Championship 4 of those 6 years.
Southern California will face Big Ten champion Penn State in the Rose Bowl on January 2.
Let's rephrase that for added emphasis: The champion of the nation's best league was trumped by the league's runner-up, and defeated that same team during the regular season. Our side of the conference is maybe the best in all of conference football.
Penn State: Coach James Franklin insisted all week that his team was focused more on winning a Big Ten title.
Coach Clay Helton's Trojans have won eight games in a row, capped by back-to-back victories over top rivals UCLA and Notre Dame. "We would have all loved to be in the playoffs, but we're all appreciative for the opportunity that we have".
Conference championships are supposed to mean something. Is that the best way to determine the four best teams, as the committee so often repeats is its mission?
The Hoosiers came out sluggish in the second half but for the most part were able to maintain an eight- to 10-point lead. It took almost 10 minutes before the Tar Heels were able to engage their overpowering inside game for a low-post basket.
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Despite being heavy underdogs against the No. 1 Buckeyes, No. 12 Michigan pulled off the stunning 24-12 upset in Michigan Stadium. The Big Ten is also represented in the rankings by Wisconsin at number-six, Penn State at number-seven and Nebraska at number-16.
They have two wins against current top-25 teams . "It's an honor to play in this game", defensive back Gareon Conley said. Has the gap closed? "I don't know if I've ever considered a gap", he said, adding: "And if there is, it doesn't matter".
Then the special teams allowed a 44-yard punt return by Desmond King, with a late hit tacked on that put the ball at the NU 13. Iowa attempted a two-point conversion after the Cornhuskers were called offside on a missed PAT attempt but did not convert.
That is not likely with most teams sitting at 11 games played and one game of bad stats would not totally skew the numbers. In the '70s, the ten-year war. "I know exactly what play it was that I missed a cut", Smith said.
Penn State is going to sell out to stop Corey Clement, and how successful they are will go a long way to determining the game . Musso, Tindal, Dixon and returning starter Sojourn Shelton have combined for 16 of Wisconsin's FBS-leading 21 interceptions.
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The top 4 teams that will comprise the Playoff Semifinalists will be announced at noon on December 4. 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. The Sooners won last year's meeting, but Oklahoma State win in overtime the last time they played in Norman.
Even though the Buckeyes aren't in the Big Ten championship game, they are nearly certainly in the playoff field. At No. 3, Clemson moved up to replace MI following the Wolverines' loss to the Buckeyes on Saturday.
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After an ugly first four drives that featured four punts, both teams adjusted to the conditions to find some offensive rhythm. No one expected much of the Cowboys, which was why their come-from-behind win in overtime over the Sooners was so shocking.
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However he hopes that West Ham's performances last season have earned him the credit to be allowed to turn his team around. Speaking after the match, Bilic said: "We had some good spells in the game like we've had some good spells in the season".
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This is good news for those in Big Ten country, who hope it becomes the first conference to have multiple teams in the playoff. The College Football Playoff revenue distribution plan pays each conference $6 million for each team placed in the semifinals.
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There were some new players who came in, they stood up and we showed some fight and character. Stephen Cook, the opener, delayed the end as much as he could with a defiant century (104).
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I'll be honest, I have been down on this team for the entire season. "They knew what happened last time we went to overtime". They scored on their first offensive possession and came close to forcing a turnover twice on their first defensive drive.
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You look at it, I think we have 12 seniors, four of which are starting for us, or five, excuse me, if you count special teams. Instead of launching into " Michigan State , Michigan State, Michigan State ", he refreshingly addressed the issue.
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