, TCU and Michigan avoided what would have been epic upsets, but Florida was not so lucky as chaos reigned early in Week 12 action.,
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Saturday’s college football slate started off with a pair of thrilling finishes that nearly caused major upheaval in the College Football Playoff rankings.
While No. 4 TCU and No. 3 Michigan managed to avoid upset bids by unranked Baylor and Illinois, respectively, with each drilling a game-winning field goal in the final minute, the tone was set for a wild day of college ball. In the SEC, Vanderbilt beat Florida at home for the first time since 2013, much to the delight of Vandy alumnus Skip Bayless.
After getting the ball back with just more than 90 seconds remaining, TCU quarterback Max Duggan led the Horned Frogs into field goal range. But TCU opted to run the football one final time, which forced the Horned Frogs’ field goal unit to scramble onto the field in “fire-drill” mode.
Kicker Griffin Kell nailed the kick anyway, moving TCU to 11-0 on the season for the first time since 2010.
TCU stays undefeated with a last-second FG
Griffin Kell’s field goal in the fina seconds lifted TCU to victory over Baylor.
Afterward, TCU coach Sonny Dykes told FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman that the Horned Frogs had been practicing for such a moment all season.
And yes, there was another psychedelic frog video from the TCU Football account.
Michigan seemed ready to crumble after star running back Blake Corum exited due to injury in the first half and was limited for the remainder of the game. But quarterback J.J. McCarthy led a game-winning drive of his own in the final minutes, capped off by a 35-yard field goal from kicker Jake Moody to keep the Wolverines unbeaten.
Perhaps the most surprising result of the day came out of Nashville. Vanderbilt snapped an eight-game losing streak against Florida, beating the Gators for just the second time — and first time at home — since 1988. It marked the second time in as many games that the Commodores beat an SEC East rival after entering the game as double-digit underdogs. The last time Vanderbilt won two games as double-digit underdogs across an entire season was in 2005.
A certain Vanderbilt graduate was thrilled at the outcome.
Meanwhile, head coach Clark Lea — a Vanderbilt alumnus himself — celebrated with the team in the locker room.
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