The Baylor Bears had a real issue on their hands during Saturday's Big 12 Championship when quarterback Charlie Brewer had to be removed from the game at the behest of one of the officials over a potential head injury.
On the first play of the Sooners' second possession, Jalen Hurts hit Lamb for a 71-yard play that set up OU's first touchdown. The former Alabama quarterback rushed for just 38 yards on 23 carries.
If Georgia loses to LSU today by, let's say three points, then the Dawgs could have a very real argument for remaining at the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings and sneaking in. He relieved an injured Brewer and finished the Bears' win over Kansas State on October 5, but he only attempted eight passes in the final eight regular-season games.
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Carolina clinched a postseason berth four total times during Rivera's nine years as head coach, including a loss in Super Bowl 50. Rivera's firing came as a shock to many, but then again the Panthers weren't necessarily performing well either.
Brewer was taken out of the game not long after bulling over a defender at the end of a 7-yard run early in the second quarter. He threw a 33-yard touchdown to Tyquan Thornton before a 28-yard field goal by Mayers put the Bears up 13-10 at halftime - even with only 98 total yards - after they trailed 10-0. That would send Oklahoma to the Sugar Bowl. He didn't make a completion after Platt's big reception and finished the game 2-of-5 passing. The offenses of LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are three of the best in the country and steps ahead of Baylor's.
Baylor: The 11 wins matched a school record, and Baylor still has a chance to break that in their bowl game.
If LSU wins, Oklahoma will be the fourth of four undefeated or one-loss teams near the top of the College Football playoff.