This afternoon, we have an SEC Championship game WITHOUT Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide for the first time since 2013. The No. 2 Auburn Tigers take on the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs at 1:00 pm PT at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Auburn was the victor in this match up earlier in the season with a decisive 40-17 win, and another victory will punch their ticket to the college football playoffs.
The ACC Championship Game pits the no. 1 Clemson Tigers against the no. 7 Miami Hurricanes at 5:00 pm PT on ABC. Miami fell from grace last weekend when they were upset by Pittsburgh and tonight they will fight Clemson for a seat at the big boys’ table, but they will be without two of their biggest players. Senior tight end Christopher Herndon sustained a season-ending knee injury last Friday at Pittsburgh, and this Wednesday sophomore receiver Ahmmon Richards, who broke Canes’ legend Michael Irvin’s freshman school receiving record last year, injured his knee during practice and was carted off Greentree Field. Losing these two players could be a game changer in favor of Clemson.
The last big game of the day is the Big Ten Championship Game with the no. 4 Wisconsin Badgers vs. the no. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes at 5:00 pm PT on Fox. Wisconsin goes into the match up undefeated, and a victory assures the Badgers a spot in the four-team playoff where they’ll be two wins from capturing the first national championship in program history. While Wisconsin is ranked higher, Ohio State is favored to win this one. The Badgers have a history of coming up “just short” in the big games, while faster, bigger, and more talented teams have moved on to win national titles. We could very well be witnessing Wisconsin’s first championship run.
Here is a full listing of the remaining games for today:
College Football Schedule for Late Saturday, December 2, 2017
|#6 Georgia vs. #2 Auburn
|South Alabama at New Mexico State
|Troy at Arkansas State
|#25 Fresno State at Boise State
|#7 Miami vs. #1 Clemson
|#8 Ohio State vs. #4 Wisconsin
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