There were many good games this past week. One which stood out, in particular, was the Ohio State versus Maryland game. Running back Anthony McFarland exploded in the first half, racking up over 200 yards rushing just a few minutes into the second quarter. A couple long runs fueled his hot start and helped Maryland build a lead they held for most of the game. Ohio State was fighting and clawing their way back the entire game and head coach Urban Meyer was an emotional wreck on the sidelines because of it. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was impressive for most of the game and really held the Buckeyes together.
Ohio State tied the game late and scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime. Maryland scored a touchdown of their own but failed on the go-ahead two-point conversion. Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome missed an open receiver and the air was let out of the stadium. Altogether, it was a great way to kick-off another fun Saturday of college football.
You can find the final results of each week 12 game here.
Some of the top performers of the week
Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin (321 yards rushing, 3 TDs)
Taylor is pretty good. Okay, he is really good. He tore up college football as a freshman last season and will likely eclipse each of those statistics this year. The 321 yards rushing he had on Saturday were a career high.