Rivalry Weekend has come and gone, but was it ever exhilarating. Headlining the weekend was the kick heard round the world.
The Crimson Tide rebounded after that doink and had a second chance to at least send the game to overtime, but Gus Malzahn pulled out some trickery to outsmart Nick Saban. Auburn’s stunning victory over Alabama set the college football world on fire.
The Tigers now have bragging rights until next season kicks off, and gives America a reprieve from seeing the same teams make the College Football Playoffs year after year.
All the action from Rivalry Weekend has set up a dramatic conclusion to the College Football Playoff Rankings. At least a few spots seem locked in for Sunday’s final ranking, but there is still room for outlandish scenarios to take shape.
Those final spots will be determined during Championship Saturday. Some matter more to the teams participating in them, but they all have their draws for watchability.
Penn State Stuff
A rocky finish to the regular season finally concluded as the Nittany Lions took care of business against Rutgers. It may not have been the performance Penn State fans wanted, but with a number of starters out, it’s hard to blame the Nittany Lions for their performance.
With just one game left in the 2019 slate, offseason news is making its return. That started with a few Nittany Lions earning postseason honors as well as some important decisions about their future with Penn State.
After Blake Gillikin’s final performance at Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions locked up their punter of the future.
James Franklin’s future at Penn State remains both uncertain and a topic that isn’t even worth discussing. This seems to be an obvious decision for Penn State to make. Franklin’s level of success in recent seasons is indisputable yet undersold, and on the three-year anniversary of the Nittany Lions most recent Big Ten Championship, it’s fair to wonder when they’ll make a return to the conference championship game.