Running back Shaun Shivers bulled his way for the decisive 11-yard touchdown on his only carry of the afternoon, as No. 15 Auburn dealt a fatal blow to fifth-ranked Alabama's playoff hopes with a 48-45 victory over the Crimson Tide on Saturday in Auburn, Ala.

Kicker Joseph Bulovas' 30-yard field goal bounced off the left upright with two minutes left, denying the Tide an opportunity to send the game to overtime.

Freshman quarterback Bo Nix passed for 173 yards and a touchdown, running back JaTarvious Whitlow accounted for 114 yards rushing (on 16 carries) and 29 receiving (on two catches), and kicker Anders Carlson kicked four field goals for the Tigers (9-3, 5-3 SEC).

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, in his second start since Tua Tagovailoa's season-ending hip injury, completed 26 of 39 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns for the Tide (10-2, 6-2 SEC). Three of his touchdowns went to wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, covering 58, 12 and 28 yards. Waddle also scored on a 98-yard kickoff return.


No. 1 Ohio State 56, No. 13 Michigan 27

Justin Fields passed for 302 yards and four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for a career-high 211 yards and four scores, and the top-ranked Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines for the eighth consecutive time with a win in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Garrett Wilson caught three passes for 118 yards and a touchdown for Ohio State (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten), which has beaten Michigan in 15 of the past 16 meetings.

Shea Patterson completed 18 of 43 passes for 305 yards and one touchdown for the 13th-ranked Wolverines (9-3, 6-3).


No. 2 LSU 50, Texas A&M 7

Joe Burrow passed for three touchdowns in his final home game, as the Tigers routed the visiting Aggies in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Burrow, the presumed Heisman Trophy winner, broke the SEC single-season record for passing yards on a third-quarter completion to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Burrow passed for 352 yards as he surpassed former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch's record of 4,275. He also tied the SEC record for touchdown passes in a season (44) set by Missouri's Drew Lock.

The Tigers went 8-0 in the SEC and completed the second 12-0 regular season in school history, matching the 2011 team. They will face No. 4 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game next Saturday in Atlanta. Texas A&M became the first team to face three foes that were ranked No. 1 in the AP poll at the time they played them in the same season, having lost previously to Clemson (24-10) and Alabama (47-28).


No. 3 Clemson 38, South Carolina 3

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence passed for three touchdowns Saturday as the visiting Tigers capped their second straight 12-0 regular season with a victory over the Gamecocks.

Lawrence, who completed 26 of 36 passes for 295 yards, threw for at least three touchdowns for a school-record seventh consecutive game. The sophomore has 30 touchdown passes this season, matching his total from last season. He also was Clemson's leading rusher with 66 yards on eight carries.

Clemson defeated its in-state rival, a member of the Southeastern Conference, for a sixth straight year and has outscored the Gamecocks 256-104 during that span. It was Clemson's 27th consecutive victory -- the longest active winning streak among Football Bowl Subdivision teams.


No. 4 Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 7

Jake Fromm threw for 254 yards and a season-high four touchdowns as the visiting Bulldogs routed the rival Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.

The junior quarterback completed 14 of 29 passes before being lifted late in the third quarter. Georgia (11-1) will play LSU in the SEC Championship Game next week in Atlanta. Georgia Tech completed its first season under coach Geoff Collins with a 3-9 record.

The Bulldogs moved the ball with relative ease, gaining 500 total yards, but lost three fumbles. Georgia Tech managed just 139 total yards. Quarterback James Graham completed only 5 of 20 passes for 40 yards and one touchdown.


No. 6 Utah 45, Colorado 15

Tyler Huntley threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns, and Brant Kuithe totaled 122 scrimmage yards and three scores to lead the Utes past the Buffaloes in Salt Lake City.

The victory helped the Utes (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) win the Pac-12 South title for a second straight season. Utah, which has won eight straight, will face Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday. Utah's defense had five sacks and seven tackles for loss.

Steven Montez threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead Colorado. The Buffaloes (5-7, 3-6 Pac-12) missed out on becoming bowl eligible for the third straight year and the 11th time in 12 years, after totaling just 217 yards and going 2 of 11 on third down.


No. 7 Oklahoma 34, No. 21 Oklahoma State 16

Jalen Hurts had 163 yards passing and scored touchdowns throwing, rushing and receiving, as the Sooners rolled past the Cowboys in Stillwater, Okla.

Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) will play Baylor, a 61-6 winner at Kansas on Saturday, in the Big 12 Conference championship game Dec. 7 in Arlington, Texas. The Sooners have defeated Oklahoma State five straight times in the Bedlam Series.

Hurts was 13-of-16 passing and added 16 carries for 61 yards. Kennedy Brooks led the Oklahoma rushing attack with 160 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Dru Brown passed for 207 yards and an interception in the loss, while Chuba Hubbard, the nation's leading rusher, managed 104 yards on 24 totes for Oklahoma State.


No. 12 Wisconsin 38, No. 8 Minnesota 17

Jack Coan went 15-of-22 passing for 280 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Badgers to a rout over the Golden Gophers in Big Ten play at Minneapolis.

Wisconsin reclaimed possession of the Paul Bunyan Axe after Minnesota won it last year. More importantly, the Badgers (10-2, 7-2) won the Big Ten West and will play Ohio State in the conference title game in Indianapolis next Saturday. Wisconsin lost 38-7 at Ohio State earlier in the season.

Minnesota (10-2, 7-2) opened the scoring with 12:30 left in the first quarter on a 51-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Morgan to Rashod Bateman. But Wisconsin took charge after that, scoring 38 of the next 41 points.


No. 9 Baylor 61, Kansas 6

Senior running back JaMycal Hasty rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bears claimed six takeaways and tied a school record with their 11th victory of the season by trouncing the Jayhawks at windy Lawrence, Kan.

The Bears (11-1, 8-1) advance to the Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma, hoping to avenge their lone defeat in a Dec. 7 rematch at Arlington, Texas.

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer passed for 182 yards. He left after engineering Baylor to a touchdown on its first drive of the second half. Pooka Williams Jr. cracked the 1,000-yard mark with 116 rushing yards for Kansas (3-9, 1-8), though Baylor forged a 264-161 advantage on the ground.


No. 10 Penn State 27, Rutgers 6

Journey Brown rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions broke open a close game in the second half against visiting Rutgers in University Park, Pa.

Backup quarterback Will Levis received his first career start in place of injured Sean Clifford and rushed for 108 yards while throwing for 81 and one touchdown for Penn State (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten).

The Nittany Lions led Rutgers (2-10, 0-9) only 7-3 at halftime, but Brown scored on an 18-yard scamper with 12:05 left in the third quarter, and Levis tossed a 44-yard touchdown to Jahan Dotson for a 20-6 advantage with 12:16 remaining.


No. 11 Florida 40, Florida State 17

Kyle Trask threw three touchdown passes to help the Gators build a 23-point halftime lead en route to a victory over the Seminoles in Gainesville, Fla.

Receivers Freddie Swain and Van Jefferson each had two TD catches for the Gators (10-2), who finished the regular season 6-0 at home. Trask, a redshirt junior, finished 30 of 41 for 343 yards for the Gators, who outgained FSU 467-250.

The triumph was Florida's first against Florida State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in five tries dating back to 2009, when Tim Tebow was the Gators' quarterback.


No. 14 Oregon 24, Oregon State 10

Timely defense and special teams were enough for the Ducks to beat the rival Beavers in the Civil War game at Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) advance to the Pac-12 championship game as the North Division champions. They will play the Southern Division champion, Utah, on Friday.

Oregon has won the last three meetings with Oregon State (5-7, 4-5) and leads the overall series 66-47-10. Its defense stopped Oregon State's last offensive gasp at the Beavers' 15-yard line with 2:22 left in regulation, forcing and recovering a game-sealing fumble.


No. 16 Notre Dame 45, Stanford 24

Ian Book threw two touchdown passes to Chase Claypool as the Fighting Irish overcame slick conditions on the road to score 31 consecutive points against the Cardinal in Stanford, Calif.

Notre Dame (10-2) earned a 10th victory for the third consecutive season -- its first such streak since 1991-93 -- and a shot at a New Year's Six bowl game, thanks in large part to a blocked punt by Isaiah Foskey that turned the tide in the second quarter after Stanford (4-8) had taken a 17-7 lead.

Notre Dame cashed in three plays later when Book threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Tremble, and the visitors went on to seize a 21-17 halftime lead less than two minutes later. Book found Claypool for the first of his two scores, a 41-yard connection 1:20 before the break.


Kansas State 27, No. 23 Iowa State 17

Kansas State scored the final 13 points to defeat No. 23 Iowa State in Manhattan, Kan., in the annual "Farmageddon" game.

K-State head coach Chris Klieman set a school record for most wins in his first season, as the Wildcats improved to 8-4 (5-4 Big 12). They have won 11 of the last 12 games against Iowa State -- the lone exception a defeat at Ames last year -- and pulled to within 49-50-4 all-time in the series.

Offense was hard to come by on a cold, blustery night, as neither team amassed 300 total yards. Kansas State's Skylar Thompson, who had averaged 266 yards passing in his last three games, threw for just 57 yards, including just 17 yards in the first half. Brock Purdy was 15 of 30 for 185 yards for Iowa State (7-5, 5-4).

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