College Football Final: Everything You Need To Know From Week 12's Action

With all of the crazy upsets that happened last weekend, college football gave us a rather uneventful day on Saturday. After #5 Louisville was blown out on Thursday at Houston, #12 Utah was the only other top 15 team that fell to an unranked team. However, with this being the second-to-last weekend of the regular season, every outcome had a major implication. Here is everything you need to know from the weekend - and what it means going forward:

#9 Oklahoma stays undefeated in Big 12 play with dominant 56-28 win over #14 West Virginia
This was the only game of the week between top 15 teams, with the winner figuring to be in the driver's seat for the Big 12 title and have an outside shot at making the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma stormed out and took advantage of that opportunity in a big way, scoring 34 unanswered points to start the game, headlined by this incredible TD catch by Dede Westbrook:

WVU fought back and cut the deficit to 41-28 in the fourth quarter before Oklahoma put the game away.

Oregon stuns #12 Utah with last-second touchdown
Utah needed to win to keep their Pac-12 South hopes alive, but that didn't happen. Even though Oregon has had a dismal season and came into this game with a 3-7 record, they went back and forth with the Utes all day. Luckily for them, they had the ball last, and Darren Carrington came up with a circus catch in the end zone with two seconds left to win the game for the Ducks:

Texas loses to Kansas, fires Charlie Strong
Kansas had lost 23 straight games to FBS opponents and hadn't beaten Texas since 1938, but forced six turnovers on their way to a 24-21 upset win over the Longhorns. Texas head coach Charlie Strong was already on the hot seat coming into the game, and this sealed his fate. Strong will coach Texas' season finale against TCU on Friday, but he has already been notified that will be the last game he coaches for the Longhorns.

Other top 25 results
#1 Alabama 31, Chattanooga 3
#2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16
#3 Michigan 20, Indiana 10
#4 Clemson 35, Wake Forest 13
#6 Washington 44, Arizona State 8
#7 Wisconsin 49, Purdue 20
#8 Penn State 39, Rutgers 0
#10 Colorado 38, #22 Washington State 24
#11 Oklahoma State 31, TCU 6
#17 Florida State 45, Syracuse 17
#18 Nebraska 28, Maryland 7
#19 Tennessee 63, Missouri 37
#21 Western Michigan 38, Buffalo 0
#23 Florida 16, #16 LSU 10
#24 Stanford 45, Cal 31
#25 Texas A&M 23, UTSA 10

College Football Playoff picture
With all top four teams winning on Saturday, it should remain unchanged. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson will stay in the top four, with Washington likely jumping up to #5 and Wisconsin to #6 due to Louisville's loss. With Ohio State and Michigan set to play each other next weekend, that figures to open up a playoff spot for either the Huskies or Badgers.

However, those are far from the only teams that have a chance, as Oklahoma suddenly has a chance with their win over WVU and an upcoming game with Oklahoma State, which will determine the Big 12 champion. Penn State also has an outside chance. Here are the scenarios for every team to get into the CFP:

Alabama/Ohio State/Michigan/Clemson: Win out
Washington: Win Pac-12 title, Michigan wins Big Ten title
Wisconsin: Win Big Ten title
Penn State: Ohio State beats Michigan, Washington loses at least one game, win Big Ten title
Oklahoma: Win Big 12 title, Washington loses at least one game, Michigan wins Big Ten title

Heisman race update
Lamar Jackson entered the weekend with an overwhelming lead in the Heisman race, and though he was still in the lead after Thursday night, it did leave the door open for other players to enter the conversation. Fortunately for him, no one stepped up and took advantage. 

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Alabama's Jalen Hurts both put up average performances in wins, while Michigan's Jabrill Peppers had minimal impact in their win. No one stepped in and seized the spotlight, so while Jackson might not have 100 percent of the first-place votes, he will have at least 90 percent. 

Next week's biggest games
Here are the biggest games we have to look forward to next weekend, and what an amazing slate of games it is:

#16 LSU at #25 Texas A&M (Thursday)
#6 Washington at #22 Washington State (Friday)
#23 Florida at #17 Florida State
Minnesota at #7 Wisconsin
#3 Michigan at #2 Ohio State
#15 Auburn at #1 Alabama
#12 Utah at #10 Colorado

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