No. 1 Florida (12-1) lost to No. 2 Alabama, 32-13, in SEC Championship.
No. 2 Alabama (13-0) beat No. 1 Florida, 32-13, in SEC Championship.
No. 3 Texas (13-0) beat No. 21 Nebraska, 13-12, in Big 12 Championship.
Hunter Lawrence nailed a 46-yard field goal as time expired, giving a roughed-up Colt McCoy and the Longhorns the Big 12 title and a berth in the BCS championship game against Alabama. McCoy, who was sacked nine times, appeared to have let time run out on his chance of reaching the title game. But after officials determined that McCoy’s last incompletion hit the ground with 1 second to go, the second was put back on the clock, and Lawrence converted to win it. “He’s clutch,” McCoy said of his kicker. “He works for those situations.” McCoy was 20 of 36 for 184 yards, with three interceptions. Nebraska, which had rushed the field after McCoy’s last incompletion, finished with only 106 total yards of offense.
No. 4 TCU (12-0) did not play.
No. 5 Cincinnati (12-0) beat No. 14 Pittsburgh, 45-44.
Tony Pike’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Armon Binns with 33 seconds to go finished Cincinnati’s comeback from a 21-point deficit, and the Bearcats secured a BCS bowl berth and their second straight Big East title. Dion Lewis’ three TDs and 194 yards rushing helped carry Pitt to leads of 31-10, 38-24 and 44-38, only to have the Bearcats rally each time.
No. 6 Boise State (13-0) beat New Mexico State, 42-7.
No. 7 Oregon (10-2) beat No. 13 Oregon State 37-33, on Thursday.
No. 8 Ohio State (10-2) did not play.
No. 9 Iowa (10-2) did not play.
No. 10 Penn State (10-2) did not play.
No. 11 Virginia Tech (9-3) did not play.
No. 12 Georgia Tech (11-2) beat No. 25 Clemson, 39-34, in ACC Championship.
Jonathan Dwyer’s 15-yard TD run with 1:20 remaining gave Georgia Tech its first ACC title since sharing it with Florida State in 1998. Josh Nesbitt threw a 70-yard TD pass to DeMaryius Thomas, and Scott Blair kicked a title game-record four field goals for the Yellow Jackets. Clemson’s C.J. Spiller rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns.
No. 13 Oregon State (8-4) lost to No. 11 Oregon 37-33, on Thursday.
No. 14 Pittsburgh (9-3) lost to No. 5 Cincinnati, 45-44.
No. 15 LSU (9-3) did not play.
No. 16 BYU (10-2) did not play.
No. 17 Miami (8-3) did not play.
No. 18 Houston (10-3) lost to East Carolina, 38-32, in Conference USA Championship.
Dominique Lindsay and Giavanni Ruffin each ran for two TDs, and East Carolina’s defense hung in against Houston’s powerful offense as the Liberty Bowl-bound Pirates (9-4) beat the mistake-prone Cougars for their second straight league title. Houston’s Case Keenum completed 56 of 75 passes for 527 yards and five TDs, and James Cleveland had 19 catches for 241 yards and three scores. But Keenum threw three interceptions, and Houston lost a fumble, missed two extra-point kicks and had a third PAT kick blocked.
No. 19 California (8-4) lost to Washington, 42-10.
No. 20 Southern Cal (8-4) lost to Arizona, 21-17.
No. 21 Nebraska (9-4) lost to No. 3 Texas, 13-12, in Big 12 Championship.
No. 22 Oklahoma State (9-3) did not play.
No. 23 Stanford (8-4) did not play.
No. 24 West Virginia (9-3) beat Rutgers, 24-21.
Noel Devine and Ryan Clarke each ran for a touchdown, and JT Thomas’ interception with 1:59 remaining helped West Virginia beat Rutgers for the 15th straight time. After the game, West Virginia accepted a bid to the Gator Bowl.
No. 25 Clemson (8-5) lost to No. 12 Georgia Tech, 39-34, in ACC Championship.