Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman watches from the sidelines against the Oklahoma State Cowboys from State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ on Sat Jan 1, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the NCAABB podcast with Michelle R:
#1 Michelle, what happened to Notre Dame (11-2) in the Fiesta Bowl, the Fighting Irish had a 21 point lead and let it slip away. The number one ranked team falls to the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-2). The Cowboys roared back with 17 points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth to just edge the Fighting Irish 37-35.
#2 What a finish at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. With the Utah Utes (10-4) ahead in the first half the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-2). The Buckeyes rallied in the second half behind running back Jaxon Smith-Njigba who ran for 347 yards and scored three touchdowns. With Ohio State up 46-45 Buckeyes kicker Noah Ruggles hit a 19 yard field goal to get the Buckeyes up by four in the closing second for a 49-45 win.
#3 No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide gets a win over fourth ranked Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young threw for 181 yards for three touchdowns and one interception. The Crimson Tide had a seven point first quarter and a ten point second quarter.
Michelle’s Final Thoughts
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