The end of the college football season is never a welcomed sight for fans of all 130 programs. However, the end of November brings arguably one of – if not No. 1 – parts of the college football regular season in rivalry week.
The stakes are high on Tuesday night for midweek MACtion, as Akron hosts rival Kent State needing a victory to claim the East Division title. In one of the MAC’s biggest surprises in conference play this year, the Zips knocked off Ohio last Tuesday and moved within one victory of the East Division crown.
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 12th weekend of the 2017 season was light on must-see matchups, but the action didn't disappoint on Saturday.
UCLA fired coach Jim Mora following Saturday night’s loss to USC. The Bruins went 46-30 in Mora’s six seasons with the program and struggled to take the next step after winning 29 games in his first three years as head coach. After an 8-5 season in 2015, UCLA is just 11-14 over the last two years and needs to win the finale against California to get bowl eligible.
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 12, here are ones we liked the most from the weekend action:
Week 12 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. While only one matchup featured teams in the top 25, the weekend slate didn't disappoint. Wisconsin knocked off Michigan to remain unbeaten and in the thick of the CFB Playoff mix.
Week 12 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the Pac-12. The weekend action featured Arizona State becoming bowl eligible after a win at Oregon State, Stanford winning its annual rivalry matchup against California, and USC knocked off rival UCLA to finish the regular
Week 12 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Miami got off to a slow start against Virginia but eventually pulled away in the second half to remain unbeaten. The Hurricanes have one more matchup (at Pitt) before the showdown against Clemson in the ACC Championship.
Week 12 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. With four non-conference games on tap, there were a couple of one-sided performances on Saturday.