PASADENA, California (AP) – Justin Herbert scored his third touchdown throw of the 106th Rose Bowl on an exciting 30-yard run from 7:41 to play Wednesday evening, and No. 7 Oregon pinned No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third a direct trip to the grandfather of them all.
Brady Breeze returned fumbling 31 yards for an early touchdown for the Ducks (12-2). Herbert then made his run on the next click after Breeze forced another to fiddle in yet another frantic edition of this revered bowl game.
Oregon held back to limit its Pac-12 championship season to its 12th win in 13 games. Ducks celebrated on the famous lawn amid confetti and greetings after the fourth victory of the Rose Bowl in school history.
Aron Kruikshank returned an early start of 95 yards for a touchdown for the Big Ten Badgers who finished second (10-4). They lost on their fourth consecutive trip to Pasadena in the past 10 years.
Herbert walked just 138 yards without a touchdown in his student final. Instead, Oregon relied incredibly on its 6-foot-6-inch quarterback to snatch a fourth Rose Bowl victory in school history.
Herbert had only 10 hasty touchdowns in the first 41 starts of his career, but he turned into a powerful machine on earth. After he scored on the tracks 4 and 5 yards in the first half, he ran through the defense to score a go-ahead, which will undoubtedly be a momentous moment in the career of a starter in four years.
In the end, Herbert made a key 12-yard throw to Mika Pittman, who played in the first half with a score of 1:51, and his 28-yard throw to Juvan Johnson with a score of 1:03 left the “Ducks” at the end.
Jonathan Taylor rushed 94 yards, while Kintez Sefus caught seven passes 59 yards and won for Wisconsin, but an attack by quarterback Jack Coan could not benefit from his colossal advantage during possession (38: 03-21: 57) and the total number of yards (322-204).
NO 9 ALABAMA 35, NO. 17 MICHIGAN 16
ORLANDO, FL (AP) – Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, Jerry Geody was the first player in Alabama to receive 200 yards in a barrel game, and Crimson Tide defeated Michigan 35-16 in the Citrus Cup.
Jones contacted Judy for an 85-yard score on Alabama’s first click, and DeVonta Smith and Miller Forristall added touchdown grabs in the second half for Scarlet Tide (11-2), which lagged 16-14 in the break.
Judy finished with six catches at 204 yards. His previous career record was 147, set last season against Missouri, and the Alabama record lasted more than half a century – Ray Perkins had 178 yards against Nebraska in 1967.
Jones, who took on the role of Alabama’s starter when the Tua Tagovailoa was lost due to an injury in November, completed 16 of 25 passes at 327 yards. Naji Harris ran 136 yards and two touchdowns for Alabama.
Shi Patterson completed 17 of 37 assists at 233 yards and landed for Michigan (9-4), who threw his fourth bowling game in a row. Quinn Nordin knocked out three field goals for Wolverines, including a 57-meter high at school, to finish the first half and give Michigan an edge.
NO 16 MINNESOTA 31, NO. August 9th
Tampa, FL (AP) – Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions at 204 yards and two touchdowns to become Minnesota’s career leader and help the gophers defeat Auburn at Outback Bowl.
Johnson broke Eric Decker’s school record for getting yards on his second catch of the day and became Minnesota’s career leader for winning receptions on the one-handed 2-yard catch of TD, which raised gophers (11-2) to 24-17 at half-time, His 73 The yard-running agility laid Minnesota forever at the start of the fourth quarter.
Minnesota finished with more than 10 victories for the first time since 1904. Auburn (9-4) completed the season in which all four of his defeats came against opponents in the Top 25.
Tanner Morgan completed 19 of 29 passes for 278 yards and TD Johnson, who finished with 3,305 receiving yards and 33 catches of TD in his career. Receiver Seth Green threw a 1-yard touchdown to Bryce Whitem on a fourth inch in the second quarter.
Noah Igbinogen returned a strike of 96 yards for the first Auburn touchdown.
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