Clemson won the ACC Championship game, while Alabama won the SEC conference in Saturday’s NCAAF games.
Trevor Lawrence threw two touchdowns, helping his No.3 Tigers defeat the No.2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 34-10. It was sweet revenge for the loss in the regular part of the season, once Lawrence couldn’t play due to the COVID-19 infection.
Apart from seeing Notre Dame taking a 0-3 lead, the entire game was about Clemson, who would score 34 straight points afterward, displaying their power and dominance over the conference rivals.
Lawrence was named the MVP of the match, with 322 passing yards, two TDs and one pick, while rushing on 14 occasions for 90 yards. Clemson is 9-0 with him in the lineup, winning all the matches with at least an 18-point margin,
Travis Etienne had 124 yards on the ground and one TD. This win clinched the Tigers a spot in the CFP.
No.1 Alabama was confident against No.7 Florida Gators, defeating them in the SEC Championship game, 52-46, after an exciting battle. The Crimson Tide was always ahead, confidently keeping the lead, and setting the pace of the contest.
However, it needs to be said that Gators showed incredible will and resistance, not allowing the rivals to break them and make this one one-sided domination.
Mac Jones was superb with 418 yards thrown, along with five touchdowns and one interception. Meanwhile, Najee Harris had 31 rushes for 178 yards on two scores. He added three more receiving touchdowns, setting a new SEC championship game record in touchdowns. DeVonta Smith caught 15 of Jones’ passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns as well.
Kyle Trask threw for 408 yards, and three TD passes, Kadarius Toney caught 153 yards, Kyle Pitts 129, both for one TD each.
In other matches, No.9 Cincinnati Bearcats beat the No.23 Tulsa Golden Hurricane, with their kicker Cole Smith scoring a 34-yard field goal to call the game for his Bearcats and give them the AAC title.
No.3 Ohio State Buckeyes beat No.15 Northwestern Wildcats, 22-10, snatching a Big Ten title. The unreal running back Trey Sermon broke multiple records, carrying the football on 29 occasions for 331 yards and two touchdowns. This was the fourth straight conference title for Ohio State, who hopes to see themselves in the CFP.
The brackets will be released this Sunday, and all four teams involved in a championship battle should know their opponents by the end of the day.