Oklahoma wins Large 12 to make playoff case

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02 Dec 2018, 02:38 IST
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The Newest on faculty soccer’s championship Saturday (all instances Jap):

4:05 p.m.

Kyler Murray and No. 5 Oklahoma made their closing case for choice into the School Soccer Playoff with a 39-27 victory towards No. 9 Texas within the Large 12 title sport.

The Sooners rallied from a first-half deficit and their beleaguered protection performed its finest sport in weeks. The Sooners received a security within the fourth quarter that swung the sport of their favor.

Oklahoma entered championship Saturday fifth within the CFP rankings, poised to probably transfer into the fourth and closing playoff spot with a victory and Georgia loss to No. 1 Alabama within the SEC championship sport. How the Bulldogs-Crimson Tide goes will play an enormous half in placing the playoff puzzle collectively for the choice committee. Georgia-Alabama was about to kick off within the one convention title sport the place each groups had playoff hopes.

Ohio State additionally needed to be scoreboard watching the Large 12. The Buckeyes have been sixth within the playoff rankings, going into their Large Ten title sport towards Northwestern.

Murray, in his final probability to impress Heisman Trophy voters, threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns.

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3:55 p.m.

The American Athletic Convention championship sport is underway in Orlando, Florida, the place No. 7 UCF and Memphis are taking part in for the title for the second straight yr.

Knights star quarterback McKenzie Milton just isn’t taking part in after struggling a severe leg damage final week at South Florida, nevertheless that is not stopping the junior from Kapolei, Hawaii from having a presence in Spectrum Stadium.

Some within the crowd of greater than 44,000 arrived in Hawaiian shirts and followers coming into the sold-out stadium additionally got colourful leis to put on in tribute to the two-time AAC offensive participant of the yr, who threw for two,663 yards and 25 touchdowns to assist UCF get again to the league title sport.

It is a rematch of final yr’s AAC championship sport, which UCF received 62-55 in double time beyond regulation. The Knights and Tigers additionally performed a detailed sport in Memphis earlier this season, with UCF rallying from a 16-point deficit to win 31-30.

Milton injured on Nov. 23. He has been launched from a Tampa hospital and returned house to Orlando, the place he was anticipated to observe the sport on tv together with his mother and father.

— Reporting by Fred Goodall in Orlando, Florida

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3:30 p.m.

Oklahoma’s protection, of all issues, got here by way of with a game-changing play towards Texas within the Large 12 championship. After the Longhorns pressured a turnover to provide the ball again to the offense deep in its personal territory, the Sooners’ Tre Brown sacked Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger in the long run zone for a security to make it 32-27.

Oklahoma received the ball again, too and was making an attempt to place collectively a drive to kill the clock and salt away their fourth straight Large 12 title.

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3:25 p.m.

The American Athletic Convention championship between unbeaten No. 7 UCF and Memphis is near kicking off and the Knights have already had some excellent news.

Injured quarterback McKenzie Milton has been launched from the hospital and can watch the sport at house together with his household in Orlando. Milton suffered a extreme proper leg damage that triggered nerve harm. However his household has stated he’s recovering effectively and can have reconstructive knee surgical procedure after at a later date.

The Knights have received 24 straight video games.

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Appalachian State received the primary Solar Belt Convention championship sport, beating Louisiana-Lafayette 30-19 in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers head into bowl season 10-2, however will they be capable to dangle on to teach Scott Satterfield? He has been reported as a chief candidate for the vacant Louisville job.

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3:15 p.m.

Oklahoma shall be with out star receiver Marquise Brown within the fourth quarter of the Large 12 championship sport towards No. 9 Texas.

Brown, nicknamed Hollywood, is the Sooners main receiver and an All-America contender. Oklahoma athletic coaching workers was engaged on Brown’s ankle and foot as he sat on the bench. He was carted off to the locker room.

Oklahoma took a 30-27 lead on Austin Seibert’s area objective with 12:37 left that ricocheted off the upright.

The Crimson River rematch drew a file crowd to the Large 12 championship sport. The introduced attendance for the sold-out sport between No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 9 Texas was 83,114 at AT&T Stadium, the house of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Large 12 officers stated it’s the largest crowd ever for a Energy 5 championship sport. The earlier file was 83,091 for the inaugural SEC championship sport at Legion Subject in Birmingham, Alabama. Oklahoma and Texas performed a sport outdoors the State Honest of Texas for the primary time since 1929. These video games are at Cotton Bowl Stadium, the place there was a sold-out crowd of 92,300 once they performed eight weeks a

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2:55 p.m.

No. 9 Texas has tied No. 5 Oklahoma at 27-all within the Large 12 championship sport after Sam Ehlinger’s 5-yard TD move to Lil’Jordan Humphry with 2:44 left within the third quarter. The Longhorns missed the additional level that will have put them again within the lead.

The Sooners went forward 20-14 proper earlier than halftime on Kyler Murray’s 6-yard TD move to Grant Calcaterra, after which prolonged their lead on Trey Sermon’s 5-yard TD run to start out the second half.

Collin Johnson, whose 169 yards receiving are already a Large 12 championship sport file, had a 27-yard TD from Ehlinger on the primary Texas drive of the second half when he additionally had catches of 25 and 21 yards. Oklahoma then punted, organising the Longhorns’ newest scoring drive.

The groups headed to the fourth quarter tied.

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1:55 p.m.

No. 5 Oklahoma has a 20-14 halftime lead over No. 9 Texas within the Large 12 championship sport after Kyler Murray’s second TD move, a 6-yarder to Grant Calcaterra with 18 seconds left within the first half.

The Sooners went 80 yards in 5 performs in a 41-second drive with none timeouts. That they had used all three of their timeouts within the first quarter to keep away from delay sport penalties.

Murray is 12-of-17 passing for 203 yards.

Sam Ehlinger, who has 169 yards passing, and scored the Texas TDs on runs of 16 and three yards.

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1:15 p.m.

Sam Ehlinger’s second landing run early within the second quarter has No. 9 Texas up 14-6 on No. 5 Oklahoma. The Sooners have needed to accept two area targets after journeys into the purple zone.

The Sooners have scored at the least 45 factors in eight straight video games.

Oklahoma is making an attempt to safe its fourth straight Large 12 title and third look on the School Soccer Playoff.

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12:55 p.m.

Large 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is aware of there is not any assure No. 5 Oklahoma will get into the School Soccer Playoff with a win within the Large 12 title sport, even when Georgia loses to Alabama within the SEC championship sport.

Requested earlier than Saturday’s title sport if he was snug that the Sooners would get into the four-team playoff with a win over No. 9 Texas, Bowlsby responded, “No.”

The Sooners are fifth within the newest CFP standings, behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia. Ohio State, which is sixth, performs Northwestern within the Large Ten championship sport Saturday evening.

“I feel the human nature being what it’s, I feel the very last thing you see makes a whole lot of distinction, and I do not assume it is inconceivable that Ohio State may win huge they usually may bounce,” Bowlsby stated.

“I do not assume that is as possible because it may need been earlier than Tuesday (and the newest CFP rating) as a result of there’s the discuss concerning the power of schedule and OU’s power of schedule goes to do nothing however get stronger by this,” Bowlsby stated. “And chances are high if Ohio State beats Northwestern, probability are Northwestern could fall out of the High 25, so that will additional weaken the power of schedule.”

Within the first yr of the CFP in 2014, Ohio State received the Large Ten championship sport 59-Zero and took the fourth playoff spot forward of Large 12 co-champions TCU and Baylor.

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12:15 p.m.

Lower than 4 minutes into the Large 12 championship sport, the primary of 4 Energy 5 title contests on Championship Saturday, No. 9 Texas has a landing and a 7-Zero lead towards No. 5 Oklahoma.

The Sooners have allowed at the least 40 factors in every of their final 4 video games and received all of them, a primary in faculty soccer historical past. However their high-scoring offense led by quarterback Kyler Murray nonetheless has Oklahoma in place for a School Soccer Playoff look.

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Three a.m.

Earlier than the School Soccer Playoff area is ready, there may be one final probability to make a case to the choice committee.

No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 Ohio State each must win Saturday — and they need to each be rooting for Alabama.

The Sooners enter Championship Saturday with an opportunity to make the playoff for a second straight season. Oklahoma faces archrival Texas for the Large 12 title within the first of 4 Energy 5 championship video games that may resolve the four-team playoff area that shall be revealed Sunday.

Ohio State performs Northwestern within the Large Ten championship. No. 1 Alabama faces No. Four Georgia for the SEC title and a win by the Crimson Tide may open the door for the Sooners or Buckeyes. No. 2 Clemson is closely favored towards Pittsburgh within the ACC championship sport.

In all, there are 9 championship video games on Saturday: Moreover the SEC, ACC, Large Ten and Large 12 video games, titles shall be settled within the Solar Belt (Louisiana-Lafayette at Appalachian State), Convention USA (UAB at Center Tennessee), American Athletic (Memphis at UCF), the SWAC (Southern at Alcorn State) and the Mountain West (Fresno State at Boise State).

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