College Football Week 13 Recap: Pick Results, Bowl Projections, Final Thoughts

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College Football Week 13 Recap: Pick Results, Bowl Projections, Final Thoughts
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Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf against Baylor on Nov. 23.

Week 13 could likely have been the most interesting week of the season. Teams that had a chance to stay in their conference races fell, and there were also upsets that shook up the BCS Standings. 

No. 4 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma State was the most hyped game leading into Saturday, but Mike Gundy’s Cowboys manhandled the Bears and pulled off a 49-17 upset. 

Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf went 19-of-25, as he passed for a career-high 370 yards and scored four touchdowns. The Pokes also racked up an astounding 594 yards on offense, while the defense held the Baylor offense to just 453 yards and a season-low 17 points.

The Bears need to win out and have the Cowboys lose to rival Oklahoma on Dec. 7, if they want any chance of winning the Big 12 title and receiving an automatic BCS bowl bid.

With Baylor going down, No. 5 Oregon would be an easy lock to take the No. 4 spot in the BCS Standings with an easy win over Arizona, right? Unfortunately, that easy win never happened Saturday in Tucson, as Rich Rodriguez’s Wildcats rolled over the Ducks 42-16.

It’s the worst loss Oregon has suffered since 2008, when they lost on the road to USC by 34 points. 

Just a week ago, Arizona had lost at home to Washington State. The Wildcats though, proved they wanted this game a lot more than the Ducks did.

Senior quarterback B.J. Denker passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 102 yards. Junior running back Ka’Deem Carey presented problems for the Duck defense the entire game by rushing for 206 yards and four touchdowns. 

While it seemed Oregon may have had the roughest Saturday after blowing their chance of playing for a Pac-12 title, Will Muschamp’s Gators suffered their worst loss in school history. 

FCS Georgia Southern upset the Gators 26-20, despite completing no passes. The Eagles may have recorded no passing yards, but they did take care of business on the ground by rushing for 429 yards. 

Florida lost to a current FCS opponent for the first time since 1946, and suffered its first losing season since 1979. The Gators will also miss their first bowl appearance since 1990. It’s fair to say that just one season after Muschamp led his team to a Sugar Bowl, he's on the hot seat. 

The Pac-12 Championship is now set with Arizona State and Stanford winning their games. If the Sun Devils win against Arizona on Saturday, they will host the Cardinal. The Big Ten Championship is also set, as Michigan State and Ohio State both blew their opponents out on Saturday. 

No. 8 Missouri had a convincing 24-10 win over No. 24 Ole Miss, meaning it will face the winner of Alabama-Auburn, if it can knock off Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M at home Saturday night. Duke is also one win away from advancing to its first conference championship game if it can win at rival North Carolina. 

Lastly, No. 22 LSU and No. 19 Wisconsin took down No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 25 Minnesota

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