Jarrett Stidham passed for 237 yards and ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown as No. 6 Auburn beat top-ranked Alabama, 26-14, Saturday in Auburn, Ala., with a berth in the Southeastern Conference title game on the line.
The Tigers (10-2, 7-1) mostly shut down the league’s top scoring offense for their second win in three weeks over the top team in the playoff rankings. They won the Western Division to earn a rematch with No. 7 Georgia in the SEC championship game Dec. 2 with a playoff spot almost certainly on the line. The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) made a rare assortment of mistakes for a team that appeared to be headed toward a shot at a fourth straight SEC title and playoff berth.
Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson had a jump pass for a touchdown and ran 30 times for 104 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter with an injury.
Ohio State 31, Michigan 20 — Dwayne Haskins replaced injured star J.T. Barrett in the third quarter and led the No. 8 Buckeyes (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) from behind to beat the Wolverines (8-4, 5-4) in Ann Arbor, Mich., for their sixth straight win in the storied rivalry.
Ohio State heads to the Big Ten championship game next week to face Wisconsin, with hopes of making the College Football Playoff.
Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 0 — Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdown passes without an interception for the No. 5 Badgers (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten), who remained unbeaten by overwhelming the Golden Gophers (5-7, 2-7) in Minneapolis.
Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 7 — Sony Michel ran for 85 yards and a touchdown, freshman Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes, and the No. 7 Bulldogs (11-1) protected their playoff hopes with a rout of the Yellow Jackets (5-6) in Atlanta.
Oklahoma 59, West Virginia 31 — Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns as the Sooners (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) routed the Mountaineers (7-5, 5-4) in Norman, Okla.
Rodney Anderson ran for 118 yards and four touchdowns for Oklahoma, which will play TCU for the Big 12 title next Saturday in Arlington, Tex.
New Hampshire 14, Central Conn. 0 — Trevor Knight threw for 299 yards and a touchdown, Evan Gray scored on a short run with 1:04 left, and the Wildcats (8-4) beat the Blue Devils (8-4) in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
New Hampshire will play fourth-seeded Central Arkansas (10-1) next Saturday.
Tanner Kingsley was intercepted twice for CCSU and Drew Jean-Guillaume had one of his two passing attempts picked.
BYU 68, UMass 66 — Yoeli Childs had 18 points and the game-winning dunk as the Cougars (4-2) rallied past the Minutemen (3-3) at the Barclays Center Classic in New York.
After a UMass timeout, Rashaan Hardnett passed the ball to Childs, who dunked with four seconds left. The Minutemen’s Luwane Pipkins missed a three as time expired.
Furman 78, Northeastern 67 — Devin Sibley had 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help the Paladins (4-2) defeat the Huskies (2-4) at the PK80 Invitational in Nashville.
Vasa Pusica scored 17 points to lead Northeastern. Shawn Occeus added 15 points and Bolden Brace finished with 11.
UConn 96, Michigan St. 62 — Azura Stevens reached 1,000 points for her career as the top-ranked Huskies (5-0) beat the Spartans (4-1) at the PK80 Invitational in Eugene, Ore. Stevens had 25 points and 16 rebounds.
UMass 64, Liberty 61 — Paige McCormick hit a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer to lift the Minutewomen (3-3) over the Lady Flames (1-4) at the inaugural UMass Thanksgiving Classic in Amherst.
Genesis Rivera led UMass with 19 points. McCormick finished with 14.
Houston 72, Northeastern 64 — Angela Harris scored 25 points to lead the Cougars (4-2) past the Huskies (3-3) at the UMass Thanksgiving Classic.
Claudia Ortiz led Northeastern with 15 points, while Gabby Giacone had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Jess Genco had 12 points and 12 assists.
Virginia 50, Harvard 48 — Lauren Moses scored 13 points and Jocelyn Willoughby 12 as the Cavaliers (3-3) beat the Crimson (3-4) in Charlottesville, Va.
Katie Benzan and Madeline Raster each had 11 points for Harvard.
Cornell 4, BU 3 — Goals by Beau Starrett, Trevor Yates, Alec McCrea and Tristan Mullin led the No. 7 Big Red (8-1-0) over the No. 19 Terriers (6-8-1) in New York. Dante Fabbro, Chad Krys, and Parick Harper scored third-period goals for BU before the comeback bid fell short.
Wisconsin 4, BU 2 — Goals by Mikaela Gardner, Baylee Wellhausen. Alexis Mauermann, and Claudia Kepler led the No. 1 Badgers (16-0) over the Terriers (5-7-2) in Arlington, Va. Victoria Bach scored twice for BU.
Harvard 5, New Hampshire 3 — Kat Hughes scored a hat trick and Val Turgeon added a pair of goals as the host Crimson (5-3-1, 3-1-1 ECAC) beat the Wildcats (6-5-5, 4-2-3).