Every college football fan knows that with the passing of Thanksgiving comes the excitement of Rivalry Week. With many states’ teams playing their inner and outer border battles, there’s always a lot of commotion, as well as a few upsets. Below we’ll quickly recap some of the weekend’s biggest games.
Stanford Vs. Notre Dame
With Washington beating Washington State and the Cardinals taking down the Fighting Irish, Stanford was officially crowned the Pac-12 North champs. Bryce Love continued to shine despite being banged up, and the Cardinals have now won eight of their last nine.
Florida State Vs. Florida
The Seminoles and the Gators went at it again, but the result has remained the same for five years straight now — Florida State was able to wrestle down their arch rivals in the Swamp by a score of 38-22. It wasn’t the prettiest game however, as both defenses seemed to be playing with a chip on their shoulders.
UCF Vs. South Florida
The “War on I-4” may just have been the most entertaining game of the weekend, with both teams going down to the wire in a shootout. After returning a late kickoff for a touchdown, Central Florida was able to squeak away with a 49-42 victory to remain undefeated. Who says power-five games are boring?
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 25, 2017
Clemson Vs. South Carolina
Though there were no factors playing into the ACC championship, Clemson needed to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive, and they did so handily. The Tigers routed their counterparts on the way to a 34-10 victory, leaving them more than likely to make the playoff assuming they’re able to defeat Miami next weekend.
Wisconsin Vs. Minnesota
The battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe was short-lived, as the Badgers made quick work of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. A 31-0 final score puts Wisconsin in prime discussion for the College Football Playoff as well, as they tote a nice 11-0 record heading into the Big-10 Championship game against Ohio State.
Georgia Vs. Georgia Tech
The Bulldogs dominated the Yellow Jackets led by their stud running backs, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and D’Ande Swift. 38-7 was the final score, and Georgia will now prepare for the SEC Championship game in the same stadium! Georgia and Auburn will face off against each other next weekend in Atlanta.
Vanderbilt Vs. Tennessee
Tennessee’s bad season got even worse after falling to Vanderbilt in their final contest of the year. The score was 42-24, which makes it even worse for the Volunteers, who will now be looking for a new head coach. It ends their streak as being a team that has never lost eight games in a season.
Auburn Vs. Alabama
In one of the best rivalry games of the year, the Tigers were able to take down number one Alabama. Though 26-14 was the final, the game was closer than the result, but it acted as an SEC West Championship game, as Auburn will now go on to face the Georgia Bulldogs next weekend in the SEC Championship game.
Beat No. 1 Georgia ☑️
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 26, 2017