360 Sports Updates: NCAA Week Fourteen

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wisconsinmascot 360 Sports Updates: NCAA Week FourteenThis past weekend, the regular 2012 NCAA football season came to a close and we were able to see the results of each conference championship game. Read more about those game highlights below:

ACC

The No. 12 Florida State Seminoles gathered 194 rushing yards with running back James Wilder Jr. collecting 69 rushing yards and two touchdowns to help the Seminoles ultimately win the ACC championship game after defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 21-15.

Big 12

After being held to just 114 yards in the first half, No. 5 Kansas State went on to score the first three times it had the ball in the second half and went on to win the Big 12 Conference Title after defeating the No. 23 Texas Longhorns, 42-24.

Despite the fact that TCU is labeled the Big 12′s best rush defense and is No. 1 in the league for total defense, No. 11 Oklahoma running back Damien Williams had a 100-yard rushing game and his forth touchdown of the season that was over 64 yards, helping the Sooners to defeat the Horned Frogs, 24-17.

Baylor finished its third season in a row with seven wins for the first time since 1949-1951 after the team’s defense led Oklahoma State to just 7-of-15 third down conversion attempts and the Bears defeated the Cowboys, 41-34.

Big East

Although Rutgers started out strong against on Thursday, leading No. 21 Louisville 14-3 at halftime, but after a pair of touchdowns were scored by the Cardinals within just sixteen seconds during the third quarter, Louisville took the lead and eventually defeated Rutgers, 20-17.

Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce accounted for one passing touchdown and two receiving touchdowns to help the Bearcats win the Big East Championship for the fourth time in the past five years and Cincinnati defeated the Connecticut Huskies, 34-17.

Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri completed 19 of 25 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown while wide receiver Mike Shanahan caught nine passes for 116 yards to help the Panthers defeat the South Florida Bulls, 27-3.

Big Ten

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball collected 202 rushing yards and three touchdowns while running back Melvin Gordon added 216 rushing yards and one touchdown to help the Badgers unexpectedly dominate the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 70-31.

Pac-12

Although No. 6 Stanford and No. 17 UCLA were neck and neck near the end of their Pac-12 Championship game, UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 51-yard field goal attempt in the last minute of the game and the Cardinal defeated the Bruins, 27-24.

No. 13 Oregon State scored touchdowns on their first eleven offensive drives and the Nicholls State Colonels were held to just one field goal in the game’s second half, allowing the Beavers to effortlessly defeat Nicholls State, 77-3.

SEC

Although No. 7 Georgia came narrowly close to defeating Alabama in the SEC championship game, No. 2 Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard pass to wide receiver Amari Cooper with only 3 minutes and 15 seconds remaining and the Crimson Tide was able to take the lead and defeat the Bulldogs, 32-28.

Two Saturdays from now, the 2012 bowl games will officially begin with Nevada and Arizona kicking things off in the New Mexico Bowl. Which bowl game are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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