With the Big Ten championship and a College Football Playoff bid on the line, Michigan State put together a 22-play, nine-minute drive capped by a hard-fought L.J. Scott touchdown run to beat Iowa 16-13 in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
Christian McCaffrey sparked Stanford’s 41-22 defeat of No. 20 USC with 461 all-purpose yards and likely sewed up an invitation to next week’s Heisman Trophy presentation, but the Cardinal will be shut out of the playoff despite winning the Pac-12 title.
The SEC Championship Game went according to the assumed script, as Alabama’s defense dominated Florida, while Derrick Henry was fed the ball 44 times. With a 29-15 win over the No. 18 Gators, the Crimson Tide are headed to the playoff.
Baylor lost another quarterback to an injury and came up short of a comeback on Saturday, getting upset 23-17 by Texas in Waco. Texas finishes the season 5-7, while Baylor’s loss means Oklahoma State will get the Big 12’s Sugar Bowl bid.
There might not be a more shocking signing during the rest of the baseball offseason than Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks. Arizona is not known for this kind of extravagant spending, but it’s clear the team is not shy now.