AP Top 25: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th
Tulsa Ohio St Football Ohio State running back Master Teague (33) tries to run past Tulsa defensive back Kendarin Ray during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Penn State beat Auburn on Saturday night to give it two victories against ranked teams, along with Wisconsin. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014, when Ohio State was 13th and Clemson was 19th. The number is padded by 10 ranked teams losing to ranked teams. 22 Fresno State won maybe the weekend's most thrilling game, upsetting UCLA with two late scoring drives led by quarterback Jake Haener.wftv.com
League vows review after wild brawl erupts between Mississippi State and Tulsa at end of Armed Forces Bowl
The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference promised to "conduct a thorough review" after a wild brawl broke out between Tulsa and Mississippi State players Thursday shortly after the Armed Forces Bowl ended. A massive brawl broke out at the end of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl between Tulsa and Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/Ft90Ld3avu — John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) December 31, 2020"I'm not sure what exactly caused that," said Mississippi State coach Mike Leach, who referred to the altercation as a "mosh pit." Mississippi State answered with Rogers' 13-yard throw to Griffin to go ahead 28-19. During the brawl, Mississippi State's De'Monte Russell, in street clothes beneath his jersey, ripped the helmet off Tulsa's TieNeal Martin and appeared to land a punch to Martin's head.cbsnews.com
Brawl mars Mississippi State's Armed Forces win over Tulsa
Members of Tulsa and Mississippi State fight after time runs out in the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)FORT WORTH, Texas – A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. Mississippi State answered with Rogers’ 13-yard throw to Griffin to go ahead 28-19. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs played in their school-record 11th consecutive bowl thanks to pandemic qualification exemptions. Mississippi State: For all of Leach’s Air Raid offenses at various stops, Rogers was his first true freshman quarterback.