Top-25 College Football Game Capsules
(Saturday, December 7th)
Final Score: (18) Oklahoma 33, (6) Oklahoma State 24
Stillwater, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Beating a rival is a blissful event. Thwarting an adversary's bid at a conference championship makes the triumph even sweeter. The 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners played spoiler on Saturday afternoon, topping Oklahoma State by a 33-24 score in the latest edition of the Bedlam Series while also denying the No. 6 Cowboys the Big 12 title and the conference's automatic BCS bid. Blake Bell, subbing for an injured Trevor Knight, threw the go-ahead, 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Final Score: (15) UCF 17, SMU 13
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Bortles ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns as 15th-ranked UCF completed an undefeated conference season with a 17-13 victory over SMU on a frigid day at Gerald Ford Stadium. Bortles' 15- yard scoring run in the closing seconds of the third quarter put the Knights ahead for good. He finished with 31 yards on 10 carries and also threw for 242 yards on 24-of-35 passing in the victory. UCF (11-1, 8-0 AAC) had already wrapped up the American Athletic Conference's automatic BCS bowl berth when Louisville beat Cincinnati on Thursday. The Knights completed the regular season with eight straight wins since their lone loss -- a 28-25 setback to South Carolina in late September -- and will await their BCS destination on Sunday night. Neal Burcham, making his second straight start in place of injured SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, completed 24-of-34 passes for 222 yards with a touchdown in defeat. He appeared to suffer a head injury early in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs (5-7, 4-4) lost their last two games and will not play in a bowl game for the first time in five years. Only a handful of people were on hand for the contest with temperatures in the low 20s following an ice storm on Friday. The weather forced the cancellation of the Dallas Marathon and the frosty temperature made it the coldest game ever for the Orlando-based Knights.
12/07 16:02:38 ET