In early September, Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o—just days after learning of the death of his girlfriend—led the Fighting Irish to an emotional upset of then-#10 Michigan State. However, in one of the most bizarre twists we’ve seen in college football, it now appears that the whole story about a dying girlfriend was a hoax.
It was another exciting week in college football, with four of this last week’s bowl games being decided in the final minute or overtime. Here are all the highlights from the last week in college football.
History could be in the making this weekend, with a defensive player and a freshman highlight among this year’s finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein were announced as candidates for football’s most prestigious trophy, which will be awarded Saturday night.
Notre Dame punched its ticket into the national title game. And now the Fighting Irish must wait one more week to find out who their opponent will be. With Alabama and Georgia both recording big wins, it sets up a monster showdown in next week’s SEC title game, with the winner advancing to the BCS national championship.
With this being rivalry week and, for most teams, the end of the regular season, there were a lot of exciting games this week. Here are all the highlights:
It only took three weeks and we already have our first real shakeup in the national title and Heisman races after #2 USC fell to Stanford for the fourth straight year. Other highlights this week include Alabama, LSU and Florida State all putting on defensive clinics, Notre Dame knocking off a Top Ten opponent for the first time in seven years and Virginia Tech and BYU both finding themselves on the wrong end of road upsets.
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