College football: Top sights and sounds from Week 12
Michigan State, Ohio State react after Spartans’ game-winning kick
It wasn’t the prettiest game to watch, but the implications of it were huge. Michigan State toppled Ohio State on Saturday thanks to Michael Geiger’s walk-off field goal, and now the Spartans are right back in the College Football Playoff hunt while the Buckeyes are in trouble. ESPN’s cameras did an excellent job capturing the indredible reactions from both teams following the kick, further proving the emotions surrounding the big game. There’s simply pure joy from the Spartans side while watching Urban Meyer walk on the field after the kick is a bit sad.
Larry Fedora dances after division-clinching win
North Carolina is headed to the ACC Championship game. The Tar Heels took down Virginia Tech 30-27 on Saturday, earning a date with Clemson on Dec. 5 with conference supremacy on the lane. North Carolina was in the celebrating mood following the division-clinching win Saturday, as coach Larry Fedora channeled his inner-Cam Newton and hit the dab in the locker room.
Virginia Tech honors Frank Beamer
Thank you, Beamer https://t.co/62wHD6EXBa— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 21, 2015
While the Hokies lost to the Tar Heels on Saturday, there was still room for them to celebrate during the day. The Week 12 contest marked legendary Hokies coach Frank Beamer’s final home game; he announced earlier in November that he planned to step down at the end of the season. The Virginia Tech program and fan base did a fantastic job expressing their gratitude for the winningest active coach in FBS before Saturday’s game.
Mizzou players carry Gary Pinkel off the field
Beamer wasn’t the only top coach to man the sidelines for his final home game on Saturday, as Missouri’s Gary Pinkel coached his last game at Faurot Field. The all-time winningest coach in Missouri history announced earlier in November he would be retire following the season after being diagnosed with lymphoma in May. While Missouri fell to Tennessee 19-8, the result rightfully didn’t stop Pinkel’s players from honoring him following the game.
Clemson player proposes after senior day introduction
Senior day was a little extra special for Clemson’s Daniel Stone. The offensive lineman decided to pop the question to his girlfriend on the field after he was introduced at Memorial Stadium for the final time during his college career. Stone got engaged and his Tigers improved to 11-0 on the season. Have yourself a day, Daniel Stone.
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