ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Baker Mayfield threw four touchdown pbades and No. 2 Oklahoma secured a spot in the playoffs with a win by 41-17. on No. 10 TCU on Saturday in the return of the Big 12 championship game.

With their 11th Big 12 title, the Sooners (12-1, No. 3 CFP) are an obstacle to enter the tiebreaker of Football College. for the second time in three seasons. They are the only Big 12 team in the four-team playoff format that began in 2014.

Oklahoma jumped to a 17-0 lead, including Caleb Kelly's 18-yard return for a touchdown after running back Kyle Hicks & # 39; Billing on TCU's first offensive play (10-3, No. 11).

Kenny Hill threw two touchdown pbades to put Horned Frogs 24-17 at halftime, but Oklahoma scored twice in their first three offensive plays after the break.

Mayfield, the favorite for the Heisman Trophy to be named next week, scored 15 of 23 pbades for 243 yards to earn MVP honors. The first two touchdown pbades went to tight end Mark Andrews.

Hill opened the second half with three consecutive incompletions. On the first play after the punt, Mayfield hit Mykel Jones for a 55-yard touchdown.

In fourth and 1 from Oklahoma 41 on the next drive, Hill went overboard on the right side. The great defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo chased him to the sideline before Parnell Motley delivered the crushing blow that prevented the TCU quarterback from getting the first attempt. Two plays later, Marquise Brown made a grab over the shoulder for a 52-yard TD hit and a 38-17 advantage.


NO. 12 UCF 62, NO. 16 MEMPHIS 55, 2 OT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Otis Anderson scored in a 1-yard run on the first possession of the second overtime and Central Florida – in what turned out to be his last game under coach Scott Frost: beat Memphis for his third AAC crown in five years.

Frost, a second-year coach and former Nebraska quarterback, took the job of the Cornhuskers after the game.

Memphis (10-2, CFP No. 20) made it to UCF 9 in the second OT, but Riley Ferguson's pbad in the second and goal was intercepted by Tre Neal, giving the Knights (12-0, CFP No. 15) a likely place in a 6th year new bowl.

The two best scoring teams in the country combined for 117 points and 1,479 yards. I was tied at 48 at the end of the regulation.

The Knights led 48-34 at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Tigers rallied to draw with 4:13 remaining on the 10-yard touchdown pbad from Ferguson to Anthony Miller. Memphis had a chance to win in regulation, but Riley Patterson's 51-yard field attempt with 28 seconds left was far behind.

McKenzie Milton of UCF was 28 of 40 for 494 yards and five touchdowns. He was selected as the most prominent player in the game.



BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Devin Singletary raced for 164 yards and three touchdowns and Florida Atlantic beat north Texas will win its first US Conference championship in the first season from coach Lane Kiffin.

The Owls (10-3) extended their unbeaten streak to nine games and were undefeated against the C-USA opponents this season. Jason Driskel completed 15 of 27 pbades for 269 yards and a touchdown, and Kalib Woods had a school record of 208 yards receiving yards. FAU had 633 yards of offense.

The Owls, who beat North Texas (9-4) 69-31 in the regular season, took a 34-0 lead in the first 33 minutes. FAU had gains of 47, 49, 22, 44, 21 and 34 yards in the first quarter alone.



DETROIT (AP) – Logan Woodside threw four pbades, Terry Swanson ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns and Toledo beat Akron in the championship game the Central American Conference at Ford Field.

Recipient Diontae Johnson (118 yards) and Jon & Johnson see (103) combined for 221 yards and three touchdowns for Toledo (11-2). The Rockets won their third game for the conference title and the first since 2004.

Akron (7-6) forced five turnovers but could not overcome an unbalanced first half in their second loss to Toledo (11-2) ) this season. Woodside threw three touchdown pbades in the first half, two to Diontae Johnson, to help the Rockets take a 28-0 lead.


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