Pac-12 schools Oregon and UCLA can say goodbye to their College Football Playoff hopes after the Ducks and Bruins were upset by Washington and Arizona, respectively in Week 11. Here’s all you need to know for your NCAAF betting odds.
Week 11 of the NCAAF
Oregon was beaten 37-34 by the Huskies. Washington kicked a field goal with 51 seconds left to beat the Ducks, 37-34, and end Oregon’s perfect start to Pac-12 play. The Ducks were up 31-27 and methodically driving the field when quarterback Bo Nix limped off with an injury late in fourth quarter, and though he gamely returned in the final minute, momentum was lost. The Ducks fell to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in Pac-12 play, losing for the first time since the season opener. They remain in the thick of the hunt for the conference title. The loss snapped a 23-game home win streak and a 17-game home conference win streak, which were the third and fourth longest in the nation, respectively.
Oregon welcomes Utah to Autzen Stadium on Saturday for its final home game of the season. The Ducks and Utes both sit at 6-1 in Pac-12 play, just a half-game behind USC (7-1) for tops in the conference with two regular-season games remaining. The two teams with the best conference winning percentage at the end of the regular season will meet in the Pac-12 Championship Game, which Oregon has reached each of the last three seasons.
UCLA was a three-touchdown favorite but shocked by Arizona but the Bruins also still have a shot at reaching the Pac-12 title game. Trailing by six with 1:04 to play, UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson orchestrated a drive to the Arizona 29, but the drive stalled there after four straight passes fell incomplete, the final one going just beyond Jake Bobo’s reach outside of the back of the end zone.
Senior Zach Charbonnet had three rushing TDs against Arizona and has now rushed for at least one touchdown in each of the last 10 Pac-12 games he has played in. It is the third time this season that he has rushed for three touchdowns in a game. In 2021, Charbonnet rushed for three TDs in games against Colorado and Hawai’i. He ran for three TDs at Michigan in a game against Army in 2019.
With his total of 181 rushing yards tonight against Arizona, Charbonnet has now run for at least 100 yards in each of the last eight Pac-12 games he has played in. He now has 14 Bruin 100-yard games which places him alone in sixth on the all-time school 100-yard rushing games list. Tied for fourth on that list with 15 are Karim Abdul-Jabbar (1992-95) and Skip Hicks (1993-97). Gaston Green (1984-87) is the all-time school leader with 20 career 100-yard rushing games. It was Charbonnet’s seventh 100-yard game this season. The school mark for a season is held by Johnathan Franklin who had nine 100-yards games in 2012. Charbonnet has recorded 100-yard rushing games in each of the last six games he has played in this season. UCLA hosts USC this week.
Why isn’t anyone talking about North Carolina (+6000) as a national title contender? The Heels are 9-1 and have clinched a spot against Clemson in the ACC title game. Win out, and UNC has a chance to get to the playoff.
The Heels come off a 36-34 win at Wake Forest on Saturday to officially win the Coastal Division. Noah Burnette kicked a 33-yard field goal with 2:12 left and UNC’s defense came up with key fourth-quarter stops. Star UNC QB Drake Maye threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns, each going to Downs who continued his tear of late. Downs finished with 11 grabs for 154 yards, with all three of his scores coming before halftime.
Maye’s 448 passing yards are a career high, the fourth-most in a game in UNC history, and the most ever in Truist Field (Wake Forest) history. It was the fifth game that Maye led the Tar Heels in rushing yards as well. His 519 total yards are a career high and rank third on UNC’s single-game chart.
Maye currently leads the nation in passing touchdowns (34), total offense (399.6), ranks second in passing yards per game (341.2) and third in passing efficiency (178.9). He is tied for first nationally with 39 total touchdowns (34 pass, 5 rush) and 236 points accounted for in 2022. The Wake Forest game was Maye’s national-leading sixth second-half comeback of the season.
North Carolina should have little trouble this week at home against Georgia Tech. Meanwhile Georgia (-110) and Ohio State (+260) remain the title favorites.