What a College Football Week 15 ending
The victories of Oregon, Memphis, Clemson and Boise State give Fan Frenzy an almost perfect week. Fan Frenzy teams had a 4-1 (.750) weekend with the lone loss from the head to head game for the Pac-12 championship title.
The Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes faced off last Friday for the Pac-12 title. Oregon snapped Utah’s eight-game winning streak with a 37-15 victory Friday night at Levi’s Stadium. The Utes’ hopes for a conference crown and inclusion in the College Football Playoff were dashed. Utah came in leading the nation in rushing defense and wound up allowing Oregon to run for 239 yards. Running back CJ Verdell, the game’s MVP, finished with 208 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Oregon's victory (11-2) earned them an invitation to the Rose Bowl. Utah (11-2), will now be playing in the Alamo Bowl.
The Memphis Tigers defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 29-24 for the AAC Championship game. This victory marked the first time Memphis (12-1, No. 17, CFP) has won the AAC title in its third straight conference championship game. The Tigers now are heading to the Cotton Bowl Classic as the highest-ranked Group of Five team.
Moving to the Mountain West Championship game, the Boise State Broncos won their second title on that division in the last three seasons. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were dominated by the Broncos in the second and third quarter with a 28-0 run. With the victory of Boise State will participate in the Las Vegas Bowl in a couple of weeks.
The Clemson Tiger won their 5th consecutive ACC Championship with a 62-17 win over Virginia. Clemson set ACC Championship game records for both points (62) and total yards (619). Wide receiver Tee Higgins was named game MVP as he had nine catches, 182 yards and touchdowns. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns on 16 of 22 passing. Running back Travis Etienne had 14 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown. Clemson has qualified for the playoff and will play number two nationally ranked Ohio State in The Fiesta Bowl at the end of the year.
Upcoming Bowls games: 12/20 Miami Beach Bowl – Utah State vs Kent State, 12/21 New Mexico Bowl – Central MI vs San Diego St, 12/21 Cure Bowl – Liberty vs GA Southern, 12/21 Boca Raton Bowl – SMU vs FL Atlantic, 12/21 Las Vegas Bowl – Boise State vs Washington, 12/24 Hawaii Bowl – Hawaii vs BYU, 12/26 Quick Lane Bowl – Pittsburgh vs Eastern MI, 12/27 Holiday Bowl – USC vs Iowa, 12/28 Cotton Bowl Classic – Memphis vs Penn State, 12/28 Bowls – Notre Dame vs Iowa State, 12/28 The Fiesta Bowl – Clemson vs Ohio State, 12/30 First Responder Bowl – Western KY vs Western MI, 12/30 Redbox Bowl – California vs Illinois, 12/31 Liberty Bowl – Navy vs Kansas State, 12/31 Arizona Bowl – Wyoming vs Georgia State, 12/31 Alamo Bowl – Utah vs Texas, 1/1 Rose Bowl – Oregon vs Wisconsin, 1/6 LA-Lafayette vs Miami OH.