• Oklahoma destroyed Texas Tech 65-21 in a must win game, keeping their hopes for a championship alive and sending the Red Raiders limping home with sore bungholes. Sooners' quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns and the running game contributed five more in an effort to make up for an earlier loss to Texas that threatened to derail their path to a national title. Also up for grabs is the Big 12 title as Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech are 10-1, 6-1 in the South. • Syracuse pulled off a big upset on Saturday with a last minute touchdown pass to beat Notre Dame 24-23. Looks like it might be time for Charlie Weiss to dust of his resume. The winning touchdown pass was thrown by Syracuse's Cameron Dantley, who happens to be the son of Notre Dame basketball legend Adrian Dantley. Funny how that worked out, huh? And it seems like the Notre Dame students took it personally: "The Irish players were pelted by snowballs on the sideline for much of the first quarter by fans sitting on the student section. Defensive end Ethan Johnson was struck on the left cheek and several other players also getting hit by snowballs despite three announcement urging fans to stop." Future Jets fans, ladies and gentlemen. • Penn State has earned their first Rose Bowl bid with a decisive 49-18 win Saturday over Michigan State. Joe Paterno confirmed his belief that he's returning and apparently, he thinks contracts are for pansies. "I'm planning on coming back, yeah," Paterno said. "I never planned otherwise. Everyone's making a big deal that I don't have a contract signed. I've never even asked to do that." Indeed.
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