Ohio State sacks USC, Sam Darnold to cement case as best team to miss playoff
Ohio State forced Sam Darnold & Co. into four turnovers and cashed in with an authoritative win over USC in the first top-10 matchup of bowl season.
Cotton, Fiesta, Peach dates revealed through '26
Dates for future College Football Playoff semifinal games have been released through 2026 for the Cotton (2021, '24), Fiesta ('22, '25) and Peach ('22, '25).
Darnold, shaky in bowl loss, to mull NFL future
Trojans QB Sam Darnold, rated the No. 2 NFL draft-eligible QB by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, says he needs time to ponder his future after Friday's 24-7 loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl.
Highly anticipated matchup ends in disaster for USC
Ohio State stifled Sam Darnold and the Trojans, forcing four turnovers in a 24-7 Buckeyes victory.
Buckeyes capitalize on Trojans' struggles for 24-7 win
Ohio State forces four USC turnovers and J.T. Barrett rushes for two touchdowns as the Buckeyes top the Trojans 24-7 to win the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Darnold reflects on Cotton Bowl loss
USC's playcaller Sam Darnold failed to throw a touchdown against Ohio State, and now contemplates his NFL future.
Herbstreit: 'Sam Darnold needs to come back to college football'
After today's performance, Kirk Herbstreit would recommend Sam Darnold to comeback to USC and develop more as a player.
Recruit and return: USC Trojans
Clay Helton has another strong class arriving in 2018, and his Trojans will need plenty of contributions if QB Sam Darnold joins the NFL exodus.
Recruit and return: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is loaded with talent and is bringing in more with a top-five 2018 class. The big question: How well have the Buckeyes developed their QBs?
Herbstreit gives Meyer a lot of credit
Kirk Herbstreit joins SVP and breaks down the Ohio State-USC game and how Urban Meyer did a great job getting his team ready.
Barrett, OSU cruise to Cotton Bowl win
J.T. Barrett runs for two touchdowns while Sam Darnold is sacked eight times as Ohio State defeats USC 24-7.
Cotton Bowl matchup makes good case for four-team playoff
Of course Ohio State and USC would rather be playing for a national title, but their matchup provides plenty of intrigue and opportunity.
Trojans may be without 2 defenders for Cotton
USC may be without LB Porter Gustin (toe) and CB Jack Jones (ankle) for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against Ohio State on Friday night.
Schiano won't comment on Tennessee job
Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said Wednesday that the time isn't right for him to talk about the deal he had to become Tennessee's football coach before a public backlash changed things.
Darnold: 'I'd be honored to play for any team'
When asked Wednesday how he would look in a Browns uniform, USC quarterback Sam Darnold told reporters that he doesn't prefer one team over another, saying he would be "honored to play for any [NFL] team."
Who will win the biggest bowl games?
The New Year's Six features the most anticipated bowl games of the season, including the College Football Playoff. Take a look at the Football Power Index to find out who will come out on top in each game.
One-stop guide to all 41 bowl games
It's not all about the playoff. Don't sleep on the pre-Christmas games, as bowl season continues next week with Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic taking on Akron.
USC fell short of the playoff but will not end 2017 empty-handed
As much as the Trojans wanted a Rose Bowl return -- this time as a CFP semifinalist -- they know reclaiming the Pac-12 title is an important step.
Ohio State-USC will be thrilling Cotton Bowl
J.T. Barrett and Ohio State will face Sam Darnold and USC in a Cotton Bowl that many expect to be among the most exciting games of bowl season.
Inside J.T. Barrett's incredible six-day surgery comeback
How did J.T. Barrett lead Ohio State to the Big Ten title six days after knee surgery? Lots of ice and dedication from a team trainer, for starters.
The plays that shaped the College Football Playoff
On the road to the College Football Playoff, one play can often determine a team's fate. A timely kick return here or a defensive stop there can be the difference between being in the top four and being on the outside looking in.
A viewer's guide to the most entertaining bowl games
Not all bowl games are created equal. Which ones will be the most entertaining?
Ready, set, bowl! Picking 41 winners, including the national champion
From the Celebration Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
USC-Ohio State headline Cotton Bowl Classic
The College Football Playoff Selection Show looks ahead to USC's matchup against Ohio State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Going bowling: Full slate of games released
The 2017 New Year's Six have been announced, with some high-powered matchups set to bring in the new year.
Here's a look at the entire College Football Playoff and bowl lineup for 2017-18.
How does the College Football Playoff work? How are the teams selected? When are the games? We've got all your answers.