It's Week 12, and if the games earlier this week gave us any indication of what we're in for on Saturday, it's definitely going to be fun: a top-10 matchup between Michigan State and Ohio State, plus Arkansas-Alabama and Oregon-Utah.
Come back here throughout the day for the latest results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.
Game of the moment: No. 3 Oregon at No. 23 Utah (ABC)
Oregon has the head-to-head advantage over Ohio State. But can the Ducks withstand the Buckeyes' convincing rout over Michigan State to stay ahead of them in the next College Football Playoff rankings?
The Ducks could very well have a rematch with the Utes in the Pac-12 title game in two weeks, but Saturday's game carries massive CFP implications.
Utah pouring it on
Tavion Thomas scored a 4-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left in the second quarter to give Utah a 21-0 lead.
Thomas' 2nd TD of the night breaks game open
Tavion Thomas goes untouched into the end zone, giving Utah a three touchdown lead.
The Utes weren't done there.
Utah shocks Oregon with 78-yard punt return TD as 1st half ends
Utah's Britain Covey goes 78 yards on the punt return right at the end of the half to go up 28-0.
Oregon tried to drive with those 27 seconds and instead went three-and-out. So the Ducks punted ... and Britain Covey ran down the left sideline 78 yards to give 23rd-ranked Utah a 28-0 lead over the third-ranked Ducks.
Ohio State wanted to make a statement against Michigan State. Here's how the first quarter went: 23-yard touchdown to Chris Olave. ...
C.J. Stroud threads the needle to Chris Olave for Ohio State TD
Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud slings a 23-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave to give the Buckeyes the early lead.
Michigan State punt, 77-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson. ...
Buckeyes' fans erupt as C.J. Stroud finds Garrett Wilson for 77-yard TD
Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud finds Garrett Wilson in stride for a 77-yard touchdown play to widen the Buckeyes' lead.
Michigan State missed field goal, 43-yard touchdown pass to Olave. ...
Buckeyes' Chris Olave gets second TD reception of the day
Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud flings a 43-yard touchdown to Chris Olave, their second TD connection of the game.
The Buckeyes scored touchdowns on their first seven drives in the first half. Quarterback C.J. Stroud totaled 393 passing yards and six touchdown passes at the break. Think that's impressive? So does Patrick Mahomes.
6TDs 400yds 2 incompletions in the first half Lolol 😂— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 20, 2021
Big play Jame
Jameson Williams has had a reception of at least 50 yards in each of his past four games entering Saturday. What did he do against Arkansas on Saturday? Just break free for this 79-yard touchdown catch.
Williams wasn't done. He caught a 32-yard pass for a touchdown in the second quarter and made a diving 40-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone in the fourth for his third TD of the day, bringing him up to 190 receiving yards.
UTSA stays perfect in thriller
With a Conference USA West title and a perfect season at stake, UTSA needed a hero.
Enter Oscar Cardenas.
Down 31-27 with seven seconds remaining, quarterback Frank Harris fumbled the snap, recovered, rolled to his left and found Cardenas in the end zone -- on a tipped pass -- to give the Roadrunners a thrilling 34-31 win.
Mizzou walks off vs. Florida
Florida's season is spiraling.
The Gators lost three straight -- to LSU, Georgia and South Carolina. Then they allowed 42 first-half points to FCS Samford. On Saturday, they lost in overtime to Missouri on a walk-off 2-point conversion to fall to 5-6.
They go for two in overtime ...— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 21, 2021
MIZZOU TAKES DOWN THE GATORS! pic.twitter.com/AvC7Q4VgMX
Connor Bazelak found Daniel Parker Jr. wide open in the end zone to give the Tigers a 24-23 win and make Mizzou bowl eligible. Meanwhile, Florida, under .500 with a game to play, is not eligible for a bowl.
Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz had an epic message for everyone after the game, throwing some shade at Florida coach Dan Mullen.
Missouri strikes back with Star Wars troll after win vs. Florida
After Florida coach Dan Mullen dressed up as Darth Vader following the Gators' win in 2020, Missouri coach Eliah Drinkwitz pulls out a lightsaber after the Tigers' win on Saturday.
Somehow, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown wasn't the highlight for Harvard in its rivalry showdown against Yale.
Big play for the Crimson. Sack ➡️ blocked punt ➡️ touchdown.— Harvard Football (@HarvardFootball) November 20, 2021
35-yard return for Logan Bednar who takes it to the house.
Harvard 20, Yale 10
Watch live: https://t.co/PRE7TizPLf#GoCrimson #OneCrimson pic.twitter.com/BybGNSCy9r
Horns Down (bad)
Steve Sarkisian's Longhorns lost to West Virginia 31-23 on Saturday, Texas' sixth straight defeat after a 4-1 start. While the Mountaineers were recognizing military personnel during the game, each member reportedly did the Horns Down hand gesture. Even Mountaineers quarterback Jarret Doege, who threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns, did it after the game.
Down bad, indeed.
Coastal challenges Chestnut
Coastal Carolina pulled away from Texas State, but the Chanticleers' real challenge came after the game, when three players -- Charles "Ground Chuck" Ouverson, Trey Carter and Silas "One Bite" Kelly -- faced off with the legendary Joey Chestnut for a pizza-eating contest.
Joey Chestnut takes on the Coastal Carolina football team in a pizza-eating contest
Multiple Coastal Carolina football players challenge Joey Chestnut in a pizza eating contest for the belt.
Jordan Davis' Heisman moment?
Davis, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound defensive lineman, has anchored top-ranked Georgia's top-ranked defense. But on Saturday, he helped the Dawgs' offense, scoring a 1-yard touchdown against Charleston Southern.
And after the Dawgs' 56-7 rout, Davis conducted Georgia's band. What can't he do?
DTR pulls a T.O.
UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson did his best Terrell Owens impersonation, scoring a touchdown and celebrating by signing an autograph. Except this one wasn't scripted; the fan near him just happened to have a pen and hat nearby.
Thompson-Robinson accounted for six total touchdowns in UCLA's 62-33 win over USC, including this 15-yard run in which he hurdled a Trojans defender.
UCLA QB clears a defender en route to a TD
UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson completely clears his defender on the hurdle to score the unbelievable touchdown.
Michigan making acrobatic plays
Which of these Wolverines receivers made the better play? Was it Andrel Anthony?
Or was it Mike Sainristil?
The trick kick return
Michigan doesn't need acrobatic catches to score touchdowns. A little trickery works, too.
UCLA returner takes kick 100 yards to the house
UCLA's Kazmeir Allen takes it to the house 100 yards for one of the best touchdowns you'll see today.
UCLA's Kazmeir Allen didn't need any kind of tricks. He ran right through USC's special teams unit to go 100 yards for the score.
Fake field goal alert
Arkansas trailed by 13 early in the fourth quarter. Go for the field goal and chip away at Alabama's lead, right?
Run, pass, punt. BAUER POWER. pic.twitter.com/Cu6LM5dYMb— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) November 20, 2021
East Carolina trailed Navy 35-27 midway through the fourth. But the Pirates responded with a touchdown pass to Tyler Snead, a game-tying 2-point conversion, a stop on defense and a game-winning 54-yard field goal by Owen Daffer.
Big men TDs
Redmond and Davis weren't the only linemen to score touchdowns. South Carolina guard Trai Jones, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound freshman, lined up at fullback and caught this 3-yard score.
Run, Caleb, run!
Oklahoma totaled just 82 rushing yards in last week's loss to Baylor. Quarterback Caleb Williams had 74 on this explosive touchdown run Saturday against Iowa State.
What an Iowa State drive
Iowa State picked off Williams and then had its drive appear to stall. Then, the Cyclones woke up. Matt Campbell called a fake punt on fourth-and-7 to keep the drive going.
Then Breece Hall channeled his inner Odell Beckham Jr. with a one-handed grab on fourth-and-5.
Shades of Tim Tebow
Fifteen years after Tebow threw his famous jump pass, Clemson running back Will Shipley did the same on this trick play.
A lil trickery this afternoon 🪄— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 20, 2021
Irish making a statement
Notre Dame is currently on the outside looking in relative to the College Football Playoff. For the Irish to move up, they need to win big and have teams above them lose.
They're doing just that against Georgia Tech so far, as Jack Kiser's pick-six helped the Irish take a double-digit lead midway through the first quarter.
Prime Time back on the sideline
Deion Sanders is back on the sideline for 9-1 Jackson State's rivalry game against Alcorn State. And perhaps no one is happier than Sanders himself.
How does Iowa respond after finding itself down 10-0? With a 100-yard kickoff return to the house by Charlie Jones.
Matt Araiza has some competition
Rutgers and Penn State traded punts on the first 12 possessions of their game. But none of them traveled as far as Adam Korsak's third-quarter punt that went 74 yards.
And just to be clear, it's not like San Diego State's Araiza had a bad game (by his standards) against UNLV on Friday. He had six punts for 285 yards, an average of 47.5, with his longest traveling 59 yards.
Sign him up!
This goes down as an Aidan O'Connell incompletion, but not for this fan.
Bill Murray hits West Point
The Civil ConFLiCT returns!
Remember the Civil ConFLiCT trophy? The, uh, different rivalry trophy that UConn coach Bob Diaco tried to start with UCF? And how neither team seemed all that interested in it? To the point that it disappeared. Well, as the Huskies and Knights renew hostilities today, the trophy is back. (We think.)
Was this made at the same place that did your National Championship trophy? https://t.co/QPGH5iML8q— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) November 20, 2021
It's all fun and games
Yes, we are still talking about Taylor Swift. And we are happier than ever that Lane Kiffin has listened to the 10-minute version of "All Too Well."
NIL deal of the week
Good things happen to those who score game winners against Texas, like the several NIL deals Jared Casey has signed.
KU football walk-on Jared Casey already getting some NIL work in after Saturday's game-winner vs. Texas. Shooting TV ads today for Applebee's commercials to run in Kansas. pic.twitter.com/F06XHaXz1H— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) November 16, 2021
For more on Kansas' walk-on hero, check this out.
Why not drop-kick the football after you've scored?
Every play is better when it involves a big man like Michael Smith Jr.
Scene in the stands
Well, this person has left the stands and made himself comfortable on this hill.
More kids designing jersey combinations would be for the best, honestly.
The amount of detail that went into these helmets is flat-out incredible.
For more on the best uniforms, check this out.
Trayvon Rudolph ran this play to perfection.
NIU ran the end around ... and took it all the way downtown ⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/FqVHBGL5Ux— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 18, 2021