Although the league said it would not announce any details of the agreement until the deal was finalized, various media reports indicated how few of the supposedly major proposals actually had been adopted. All other teams would be required to forfeit their third-round pick. It is important to note that these rules won't take effect until next off-season .
But Mayfield and Westbrook both have strong cases to make, and it probably helps that their Sooners finished on a nine-game win streak and won the Big 12. Despite a superlative sophomore season, Mayfield was still considered inferior to the likes of UCLA's Josh Rosen and his Saturday counterpart, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph, at various points during the season (I was one of those critics).
Ohio State is a 3-point favorite over Clemson . Penn State beat Ohio State head to head. The Nittany Lions suffered two losses, one a 39-point loss to MI and a 42-39 loss to Pittsburgh. It was the 25th straight victory over two seasons for Alabama , which has outscored its past four victims by a combined 166-34. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Florida coach Jim McElwain are no strangers to the SEC Championship, having met on this stage a year ago.
RENTON Even though the Seahawks acknowledge there's no replacing Earl Thomas, that's just what they now have to do. Their all-world safety Earl Thomas broke his leg and will be missed for the remainder of the season. Newton finished with 14 completions on 32 attempts for 182 yards and one touchdown. He was seen suffering in pain while holding his leg after the said play and he was later carted off the game.
Both scores came on the ground, but they couldn't be more different representations of Wisconsin's night running the ball. "Obviously, our guys would've liked to complete in the playoff and the national championship", he said, "but they also still know it's a tremendous opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl".
Ohio State (11-1) was one of just three teams with one loss this season. The program's last claimed national title came in the 1991 season, and it finished the 2008 season 0-12. The Huskies barbecued Rutgers , Idaho and Portland State to begin the season, giving them an out-of-conference slate ranked 127th-hardest out of 128 FBS teams.