The College Football Playoff race is hitting the home stretch as the month of November comes to a close, and while the Week 13 slate wouldn’t come across as what one would call appetizing on paper, there are still plenty of matchups to keep an eye on as the national championship picture continues to clear up. In a game early in the day that does carry with it significant CFP implications, No. 8 Penn State travels to Columbus, Ohio, to take on No. 2-ranked Ohio State for supremacy in the Big Ten East. No. 5 Alabama begins its journey without Tua Tagovailoa under center in a tune-up game one week prior to its pivotal Iron Bowl showdown with Auburn, and No. 4 Georgia will look to hold its favorable position in the playoff race by picking up an SEC win in the 3: 30 PM ET game on CBS. Top-ranked LSU will also be in action to kick off the evening slate against rival Arkansas.
There’s a lot to cover with those games and everything in between. CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day.All times Eastern
College football schedule, scores – key Week 13 games
No. (Minnesota) , Northwestern 22 –Box score
No. 2 Ohio State 28, No. 8 Penn State 17 –Takeaways, recap
No. 5 Alabama 66, Western Carolina 3 –Box score
No. 4 Georgia 19, Texas A&M 13 –Takeaways, recapNo. Baylor 24, Texas 10 –Takeaways, recap
No. (Michigan) , Indiana 14 –Box score Arkansas at No. 1 LSU – 7 p.m. on ESPN –GameTracker
No. 6 Oregon at Arizona State – 7: 30 PM on ABC –GameTracker
TCU at No. 9 Oklahoma – 8 p.m. on Fox –GameTracker
No. 7 Utah at Arizona – 10 PM on FS1
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LSU’s Joe Burrow continues to build his Heisman resume as the Tigers currently lead Arkansas 21 – 6 in the second quarter. Burrow has completed 15 – of – 17 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown and LSU also has two touchdowns via the rushing attack. The Tigers are also outgaining the Razorbacks 229 – 91 so far.
A truly special moment for injured Youngstown State quarterback Nathan Mays to end his collegiate career.
No. 14 Baylor bounces back from their colossal collapse against Oklahoma with a 24 – 10 over Texas. Quarterback Charlie Brewer recorded two of the team’s touchdown (one passing and one rushing) and the Bears outscored the Longhorns 17 – 7 in the second half.
No. 4 Georgia outlast Texas A&M despite accumulating just 260 yards of total offense. Jake Fromm completed just 11 – of – 23 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. However, the Aggies struggled mightily on the ground and registered -1 rushing yards on the night to offset the Bulldogs offensive struggles.
Navy has No. 25 SMU on the ropes in the fourth quarter.
Michigan comes away with a 39 – 14 win over Indiana to move to 9-2 on the season. Shea Patterson was extremely efficient with 366 passing yards and five touchdowns while Nico Collins also hauled in five passes for 165 and three touchdowns. The Wolverines now focus their attention towards Ohio State.
Let’s check in on Maryland.
It’s an epidemic at NFL stadiums across the country.
Looks like USC will keep its conference title hopes alive. Will need Utah to lose a game.
Wisconsin drilled a 62 – yard FG as time expired in the first half to extend its lead over Purdue to 24 – 17.
Michigan’s offense was humming along in the first half against Indiana. Quarterback Shea Patterson was extremely accurate as he tossed touchdown passes to three different receivers. Wolverines are holding a 21 – 14 advantage at the half.
Purdue pulling from their bag of tricks against Wisconsin. Boilermakers lead the Badgers 17 – 14 in the second quarter.
Jake Fromm finds George Pickens for a 16 – yard touchdown to give Georgia a 13 – 3 over Texas A&M midway through the second quarter. The two teams have combined for just 139 yards of total offense thus far.
16 Notre Dame getting a fight from Boston College. The 5-5 Eagles haven’t exactly been an offensive juggernaut with just 127 yards, but they have converted six of their nine third downs to hang around. Notre Dame has a 16 – 7 lead at halftime and Boston College gets the ball to begin the second half.
Despite a third quarter surge, No. 2 Ohio State hang on to defeat No. 2 8 Penn State 28 – 17. Star defensive end Chase Young returned to the field after a two-game suspension and registered three sacks. Justin Fields tossed touchdown passes to K.J. Hill and Chris Olave to pace the Buckeyes while J.K. Dobbins ripped off 157 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Ohio State remains undefeated and will face Michigan next week.
10 Minnesota bounces back from the Iowa loss with a 38 – 22 win over Northwestern. Minnesota’s Tanner Morgan threw for four touchdowns despite being questionable leading up to kickoff. Tyler Johnson also hauled in seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Gophers.
Penn State has forced fumbles on the last two Ohio State possessions and turned it into 10 points. Ohio State is clinging to a 21 – 17 lead late in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Will Levis has a rushing touchdown in relief of Sean Clifford.
Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. 150 Yale and Harvard students, faculty, and alumni are conducting a sit-in protest about climate issues during halftime of the Yale / Harvard game. The second half is being delayed.
Jatarvious Whitlow absolutely put the Samford defense on skates with this run after the catch. Whitlow has a pair of touchdown runs to go along with 95 scrimmage yards. Auburn has been in control of Samford throughout the afternoon and currently leads 38 – 0 in the third quarter.
There’s another Tagovailoa and it appears he’s good. Bama rolling 52 – 0 over Western Carolina.
Ohio State’s marching band also remains undefeated.
Iowa leads Illinois 13 – 7 at the half. Both teams have left some opportunities on the field. Hawkeyes QB Nate Stanley is already up to 212 yards passing, but has a pick.
Ohio State leads Penn State 14 – 0 at the half, and honestly, that feels like a win for the Nittany Lions. Buckeyes QB Justin Fields fumbled at the goal line to take a touchdown off the board and some penalties have stalled drives. This has not been James Franklin’s best coaching display for Penn State and the Nittany Lions have just 64 yards of offense 11 on the ground). The dam has been close to breaking all through the second quarter, but miscues have kept Ohio State from opening it up.
West Virginia goes to half with a 10 – 7 lead on Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are without starting quarterback Spencer Sanders and RB Chubba Hubbard has just 39 yards on 11 carries. Honestly, it should be 14. The ‘Eers are playing well defensively and have had enough big plays from QB Jarret Doege and the wideouts to pull ahead. What can Mike Gundy cook up in the final 30 minutes?
Oklahoma State is leading West Virginia 7-3 early in the second quarter. Upset alert special here with the Bedlam game next week. Mountaineers receiver Sam James should have had a touchdown catch, but officials ruled after replay that the – and I quote – side of his ankle was down at the half-yard line. ‘Eers couldn’t get an inch and settled for three. Pokes RB Chuba Hubbard has 47 yards receiving, though hasn’t found the end zone on the ground (yet).
Minnesota is up 14 – 0 on Northwestern midway through the first quarter and, folks, that might do it for the Wildcats. The Gophers look strong after a disappointing loss at Iowa and QB Tanner Morgan (concussion protocol) has been sharp. This team can still lock up the Big Ten West today with a win and Wiscon sin loss.