2016-11-21 08:13

And another Coach is on his way out after this weekend.
This time it is the so long on the hot seat sitting and waiting Charlie Strong.
He is yet not fired, but the Texas AD did state that his position will be evaluated after the season.
It's not clear whether he will be on the sideline against TCU next week, but based on current information, it seems to be likely.

This weekend did clear the conference picture a little bit further and cleared also the playoff picture a bit further.

Still some tough games to play and still some spots left to be filled in the conference championships games.

Let's have a look at the BLOCK OF GRANITE TOP GAMES FOR WEEK 12

Sat. Nov 19 1:00 PM ET
#23 Florida @ #16 LSU
I did expect very good game by LSU, but at the end it was Florida not only surviving this game, but winning this low scoring game to punch the ticket to the SEC title game.
LSU did not look good against Florida and therefore Orgerons job seems to be less secure to be kept after the season than it was a few weeks before when he was celebrated as the new hope LSU was waiting for.
It will be interesting to see, whether LSU will look for someone else of whether they will give Orgeron a chance to built that team, or reload it, if you like.
Florida will face rival Florida State next week, on the road.
LSU will visit Texas A&M to close the regular season.
Florida 16 - LSU 10 -> Jacks TOP GAMES Score: 36-20

Sat. Nov 19 3:30 PM ET
San Diego State @ Wyoming
That was a stunner.
Wyoming did handle San Diego State their first MWC-loss and were able to stop their last second comeback attempt basically on the last season.
SDSU had scored a TD with time running out and tried a 2-point-conversion to win the game.
Wyoming did stop that try (with not time on the clock) and did win by that the game and an express road to the MWC Championship game, if they win against New Mexico on the road next week.
SDSU has already a spot in the championship game and can now forget to dream over a new years bowl spot and can concentrate to win against Colorado State next week and then to win the Mountain West in a likely rematch against Wyoming on a neutral site.
San Diego State 33 - Wyoming 34 -> Jacks TOP GAMES Score: 36-21

Sat. Nov 19 3:30 PM ET
#22 Washington State @ #10 Colorado
Colorado did play a tough game and won against Washington State, serving the Cougars their first PAC12 loss of the season.
For Colorado this is a major victory, since it keeps the Cougars a game ahead of the next in line in the division title race, USC.
They need to win against Utah next week at home to win the division for sure.
For WSU did not much change, they need to win next week against Washington in the Apple Cup rivalry game to win the division.
Washington State 24 - Colorado 38 -> Jacks TOP GAMES Score: 36-22

Sat. Nov 19 8:00 PM ET
#9 Oklahoma @ #14 West Virginia
And another wrong pick.
Not my best week.
Oklahoma did crush West Virginia big time and secured their lead in the BIG12.
Oklahoma still needs to win the rival games against OSU at home in 2 weeks.
West Virginia can only play for pride and honor, next week against Iowa State on the road.
Oklahoma 56 - West Virginia 28 -> Jacks TOP GAMES Score: 36-23

Sat. Nov 19 10:30 PM ET
#13 USC @ UCLA
Finally a right pick.
UCLA did look as expected, banged up and not in shape.
USC did cruise by them in a no effort game and kept their division title hopes alive.
They play Notre Dame next week at home and have to wait for the result of the Utah-Colorado game.
If Colorado wins, the Buffalos do win the division, if Colorado loses, USC has the advantage against Colorado and would get the spot in the Conference title game.
UCLA will visit Cal on the road.
USC 36 - UCLA 14 -> Jacks TOP GAMES Score: 37-23

Other interesting games:

Sat. Nov 19 12:00 PM ET
#11 Oklahoma State @ TCU Horned Frogs
TCU lost big at home 31-6 and did help that way to keep the BIG12 open.
Oklahoma State needs to win in 2 weeks the rival game against the Sooners to win the conference, TCU will play Texas on the road next week.
Jacks interesting games Score: 45-26

Sat. Nov 19 12:00 PM ET
#2 Ohio State @ Michigan State
Close game, but the Buckeyes won 17-16.
OSU will now need to win against Michigan next week and have to hope for a PSU loss playing Michigan State at home to secure a spot in the BIG10 title game.
Jacks interesting games Score: 46-26

Sat. Nov 19 3:30 PM ET
Northwestern @ Minnesota
Minnesota did win 29-12 and kept their hopes alive for some strange tie breakers in the BIG10 South for a division title share.
Northwestern will face Illinois at home next week, Minnesota needs to win against Wisconsin on the road next week to keep their hopes alive.
They also have to hope for a Nebraska loss.
Jacks interesting games Score: 47-26

Sat. Nov 19 3:30 PM ET
Missouri @ #19 Tennessee
Tennessee did their part to keep their hopes for a division title in the SEC East alive, winning 63-37 against Missouri, but the Florida win did seal the fate of the Vols and doomed them to close out the season next week against Vanderbilt with only a better Bowl on the line.
Missouri plays Arkansas at home next week to close the losing season.
Jacks interesting games Score: 48-26

Sat. Nov 19 7:30 PM ET
Arizona State @ #6 Washington
The Huskies did bounce back from last weeks loss and won 44-18.
They need to win the rival game against Washington State to win the division, at home.
Arizona State can still get a spot in a bowl if they win against rival Arizona on the road next week.
Jacks interesting games Score: 49-26

And some other results which might be interesting:
Central Michigan got their bowl spot with a 27-20 win over Ohio.
Houston did upset Louisville 36-10 and did destroy by that any Louisville playoff hopes for good.
Arkansas State did win against Troy 35-3 and did by that secure the top spot in the Sun Belt.
Oregon did upset Utah 30-28, which did push Utah out of reach for the division title in the PAC12.
Kansas State got their bowl ticket with a win over Baylor 42-21.
Georgia State did win with their interims coach the rival game against Georgia Southern 30-24.
Iowa State did upset Texas Tech 66-10.
Kansas did also score an upset, they won against Texas 24-21, which did seals very likely the deal for Charlie Strong to leave Texas as HC soon.
Vanderbilt won against Ole Miss 38-17.
Oregon State did win against Arizona 42-17.

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