The Best Images from College Football Week 13

Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 25, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 24:  Desmond Morgan #48 of the Michigan Wolverines and Corey Brown #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dive for a loose ball after Corey Brown #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes fumbled a punt return at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan recovered the ball and scored a touchdown.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Week 13 in college football is loaded with games so epic they carry names as dramatic as "The Civil War," "The Iron Bowl" or, simply, "The Game." 

It's rivalry week, and that means big emotion and much intense action. Also, a whole host of captivating images. 

Check out some of the best images from the week's biggest games. 


Notre Dame's Semifinal Game

Notre Dame entered Saturday's contest knowing if it won it would be guaranteed a spot in the national championship game. Well the Irish rolled into the Los Angeles Coliseum and pulled out a 22-13 victory over USC. 

As you will get a feel for in the next two pictures, Notre Dame dominated this game on the ground, which paved the way to its victory. 

Meanwhile, things are not so rosy for USC. After beginning the season as the nation's No. 1 team, they limp to the end of the regular season with a 7-5 record, and Lane Kiffin was left with this look on his face far too often. 


The Civil War

This rivalry game, featuring two teams ranked in the top 15 of the BCS standings, was close in the third quarter. The Beavers actually held a 20-17 lead after kicking a field goal early in the third. 

However, that is when the Ducks took flight. Oregon scored the next 28 points and ended up winning, 48-24. 

While these two teams have potent offenses, there was plenty of hitting going on. Like the two plays captured in these next images. 


The Bedlam Rivalry 

This game was expected to be high scoring and it did not disappoint. The Sooners won 51-48 in overtime. 

This was a high-flying game, and no one was soaring more than Oklahoma QB Landry Jones, who threw for 500 yards. 


Florida vs. Florida State

Does this game have a nickname I'm not aware of? If not, it needs one.

The two schools offered up another thrilling installment of this rivalry as Florida won, 37-26. The Gators outscored the Seminoles 24-6 in the fourth to ensure victory.


The Game

Ohio State rolled into its epic rivalry looking to cap off a perfect season, and they did just that with a 26-21 win. Although they did have a hard time wrapping up Denard Robinson. 

However, just like they have in every other game this season, Ohio State found a way to battle through. 


The Duel in the Desert 

Arizona looked to have this contest in hand as they took a 27-17 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Sun Devils rallied and scored 24 in the fourth to take this rivalry game. 


The Apple Cup

The Washington State Cougars will end this season with just one win in the Pac-12, but they made that win count as they upset Washington, 31-28, in overtime.

This was entertaining game with many big plays, and some nice defense, like in the above and below pictures.