Jim Harbaugh had serious wardrobe malfunction during Penn State game
Jim Harbaugh was so focused on leading his team to a win against Penn State on Saturday that he didn’t even notice his leg was on fire. © Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh Harbaugh had a frightening wardrobe malfunction during Michigan’s 21-17 win over the Nittany Lions. He got too close to a space heater on the sideline, and the heater melted a big hole in his pants. Fortunately, Harbaugh was wearing multiple layers. Jim Harbaugh's pants got burned by the space heater on the sidelines in the 1st half pic.twitter.
College football's 2021 regular season has been a reminder of everything that's great about the sport, as stadiums have been full of fans again and all conferences have played simultaneously during a season featuring few noteworthy COVID-19-related disruptions. As the regular season comes to a close in Week 13, the best of the sport will be on display as rivalry battles take place and conference title races are sorted out. © Provided by CBS Sports
Nov 30, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) makes a reception on Michigan Wolverines defensive back Vincent Gray (31) in the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach
UMass has made a decision on its next head coach. The Minutemen are trying to rekindle some past success and bringing back Don Brown as their head coach. The hiring was reported on Sunday night and is expected to be announced this week. UMass will be hiring Don Brown as its next head football coach. UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford is expected to conduct a team meeting tomorrow to announce Brown as the next head coach, according to sources inside the program. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 22, 2021 Brown turned down a big offer from Arizona in order to return to UMass.
This weekend's action will impact who participates in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 title games, as only the SEC has both of its two championship game competitors (Alabama and Georgia) decided. Even still, the SEC is still providing an intriguing matchup as No. 2 Alabama goes on the road to play arch rival Auburn in a game with CFP implications.
One of the reminders that the 2021 season has provided is that you never know what to expect in college football. But as we gear up for what should be a wild final week of the regular season, let's check out the early odds.
Caesars Sportsbook has released early lines for the upcoming weekend. Let's break down what the oddsmakers expect to happen in Week 13.
The biggest games
No. 4 Ohio State (-7.5) at No. 6 Michigan: Ohio State has won eight straight in the series, but if anyone can slow down the Buckeyes in the Big Ten this season, it might be the Wolverines. Both teams are entering off impressive beatdowns of conference opponents and are playing for a spot in the Big Ten title game. This is also an unofficial CFP elimination game. It doesn't get much bigger than this in college football.
LSU’s top three head-coaching targets reportedly revealed
Kentucky's Mark Stoops was listed at No. 3 behind Jimbo Fisher and Bill O’Brien. VERY Good LSU source just saw my report and told me the LSU list is this 1. Jimbo Fischer2. Bill O Brien3. Mark Stoops In that order — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 19, 2021 The list makes sense. Fisher has been a known top target for LSU’s athletic director. O’Brien is the current offensive coordinator at Alabama. He previously was the head coach of the Houston Texans and won the AFC South four times in six seasons. O’Brien also coached Penn State for two seasons before James Franklin took over.
No. 13 Oklahoma at No. 9 Oklahoma State (-3.5): Just like with the Ohio State-Michigan game, this edition of Bedlam is a rivalry game that means even more than it usually does. It's a de facto CFP elimination game and a potential preview of next week's Big 12 title game. The Cowboys have been assured of a spot in the championship game, but the Sooners aren't guaranteed of a spot with a loss.
No. 1 Georgia (-35) at Georgia Tech: Considering that Georgia Tech lost 55-0 at No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday, it feels like the Yellow Jackets are getting the benefit of the doubt with this spread. Expect to see Bobby Dodd Stadium filled mostly with red as the Bulldogs try and cap off an undefeated regular season. With a win here, UGA will almost assuredly be in the CFP, regardless of what happens in the SEC title game the following week.
No. 5 Cincinnati (-13.5) at East Carolina: Cincinnati is also looking to cap off an undefeated regular season, but this is a tricky spot. East Carolina has won four straight to reach bowl eligibility for the first time since 2014. The Pirates were also close in losses against quality foes such as Appalachian State, Houston and South Carolina. They have wins against the likes of Marshall, Memphis and Navy and could test the Bearcats.
Olympics schedule today: Live streams, how to watch online, start times, TV channels for Tokyo Games
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No. 2 Alabama (-19) at Auburn: First-year Auburn coach Bryan Harsin gets his first taste of the Iron Bowl as the Tigers try and stop a three-game losing streak. Harsin's predecessor, Gus Malzahn, fared an entirely respectable 3-5 against the Crimson Tide during his eight-year tenure. A blowout loss for the Tigers might make their fans realize things weren't so bad under the previous regime.
Best of the rest
No. 14 BYU (-7) at USC
No. Clemson (-11.5) at South Carolina
No. 18 Pittsburgh (-11) at Syracuse
No. 16 Texas A&M (-6) at LSU
Penn State (-1) at No. 7 Michigan State
Oregon State at No. 3 Oregon (-7)
No. 10 Wake Forest (-5) at Boston College
No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 25 Mississippi State (-1)
No. 15 Wisconsin (-6.5) at Minnesota
Texas Tech at No. 11 Baylor (-14.5)
No. 8 Notre Dame (-16.5) at Stanford
North Carolina at No. 20 NC State (-7)
No. 17 Iowa at Nebraska (-3.5)
Boise State (-3) at No. 19 San Diego State
Michigan vs. Iowa live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Big Ten championship game .
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 13 Iowa on Saturday. Follow for complete results from the 2021 Big Ten championship game. Follow below for complete coverage. MORE: Watch Michigan vs. Iowa on fuboTV (7-day free trial) Michigan vs. Iowa score Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F Michigan 14 0 - - - Iowa 3 0 - - - Michigan vs. Iowa live updates, highlights from 2021 Big Ten championship 10:57 p.m.: The fourth quarter starts with a punt from Michigan's 13 and it goes 61 yards to the Iowa 23. That's where the Hawkeyes will take over.