The Sooners roster includes one player from Los Angeles County: redshirt sophomore third-string nose guard Dillon Faamatau, an alumnus of Norwalk High School and Cerritos College.
A year ago, we found out the USC Trojans and Penn State Nittany Lions were scheduled to clash in the Rose Bowl.
Kenny Hill threw two TD passes to get the Horned Frogs within 24-17 at halftime, but Oklahoma scored twice on its first three offensive plays after the break. The 13th data point did nothing but harm the Big 12's chances of filling out spaces in the New Year's Six lineup this season. The Bulldogs (12-1) put in an inspired defensive performance and held the Tigers (10-3) to only 259 total yards. 3 Georgia, the SEC champion this season, in one of the two national semifinal games to be played on New Year's Day.
The College Football Playoff Committee released its final rankings on Sunday after a busy Championship Saturday. Only Alabama (67 including this season), Texas (54) and Southern California (54) have been to more bowl games, and Georgia stands level with Nebraska. But with Ohio State beating previously unbeaten Wisconsin on Saturday, in the Big Ten Championship, the battle for the fourth and final spot brought angst. Even so, the "ugliness factor" wore off as the season wore on, as Iowa State also went on to beat TCU.
Conference championship weekend is over, which means college football's bowl season is on the horizon. The Sooners' electrifying signal-caller is the odds-on favourite to win the Heisman Trophy after passing for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns while rushing for another 310 yards and five scores. Let's just do home-and-homes, with a tiebreaker wherever you want, if needed. The first two touchdowns were to tight end Mark Andrews. But the Sooners haven't had much trouble with the league in that same span, going 7-3 against SEC programs.
It has been quite a debut season for Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley. Just like Bob Stoops did winning it at Oklahoma in 2000. The win resulted in a national championship for the Red and Black. That feat has been accomplished only twice since the inception of the Associated Press poll in 1936 - by Michigan's Bennie Oosterbaan (1948) and Miami's Larry Coker (2001).