Ohio State WR Earns High Praise From LeBron James After Celebration

Harrison hit “The Silencer” dance after scoring a touchdown in the Peach Bowl.

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No. 4 Ohio State struck first in its semifinal matchup against No. 1 Georgia in Saturday’s Peach Bowl, courtesy of a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback C.J. Stroud to top receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

Harrison Jr., son of Colts legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, celebrated his catch with “The Silencer” dance made famous by Lakers star LeBron James.

James, who is an avid Ohio State football fan, gave an ode to Harrison after seeing the celebration.

“Let’s go!!! The best WR in the country! Who cares about your votes!! #18 hit ’em with “The Silencer.”

James’s reference to the votes is in reference to the annual Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s best wide receiver and was won this year by Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt. Harrison was the runner-up, with some experts saying he got snubbed.

Regardless, Harrison is in the College Football Playoff semifinal, where he continued to make big plays for the Ohio State offense.

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Author: Mike McDaniel

Ohio State’s Cade Stover Taken to Hospital During Peach Bowl, per Report

The Buckeyes tight end is reportedly dealing with back spasms.

Ohio State tight end Cade Stover was reportedly taken to the hospital with back spasms, according to ESPN’s Holly Rowe.

Stover suffered the injury after hurdling Georgia’s Chris Smith and landing awkwardly on his back late in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff semifinal game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Following the play, the Buckeyes medical staff evaluated Stover in the team’s medical tent.

According to Rowe, Stover left the field and went to the locker room at the 10-minute mark of the second quarter. Ohio State later confirmed to ESPN that Stover was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons regarding his back spasms. Stover’s mother and father also went to the hospital.

Stover has recorded 35 receptions for 399 yards and five touchdowns this season.

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Author: Wilton Jackson

TCU Drops Its Highly Anticipated Video Trolling Michigan, Harbaugh

The Horned Frogs social media team dropped an incredible video celebrating its semifinal win.

No. 3 TCU punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff national championship next Monday night with a 51–45 upset win over No. 2 Michigan on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs have rolled to an improbable trip to the title game in Sonny Dykes’s first year as the program’s coach behind an electric offense led by Heisman finalist quarterback Max Duggan and an opportune defense that once again showed its stripes on Saturday.

The TCU defense stopped Michigan down by the goal line twice, and ran back two interceptions for touchdowns to put themselves one win away from a championship.

TCU’s social media team, as it has all year, posted another elite video trolling Jim Harbaugh and Michigan while celebrating the iconic victory for the program.

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TCU awaits the winner of No. 1 Georgia and No. 4 Ohio State in the title game.

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Author: Mike McDaniel

Former NFL Referee Weighs in on Controversial Overturned Michigan TD

Terry McAulay discussed the disputed no-touchdown call in Michigan’s loss to TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

TCU’s 51–45 win against Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl was a rollercoaster affair that became the highest scoring game in the bowl game’s history.

However, it was also a gutsy offensive performance by TCU and a contest of missed opportunities and questionable officiating on Michigan’s behalf. While there were several calls that could be pointed out in the College Football Playoff semifinal game, the one that left fans scratching their heads was Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s 50-yard strike to Roman Wilson early in the second quarter.

In what many viewed as a touchdown for the Wolverines, officials reviewed the play and ruled that Wilson caught the ball with complete control at TCU’s 1-yard line. But immediately after the controversial call, Michigan running back Kalel Mullings attempted to get in the end zone on the ground.

Instead, he fumbled the ball, and Horned Frogs’ Bud Clark recovered the fumble. Mullings’s fumble generated lots of chatter on social media about the prior play involving Wilson. Former NFL referee, Terry McAulay, chimed in on the discussion involving the no-touchdown call on the play between McCarthy and Wilson.

“I never saw indisputable video evidence that the ball was short of the goal line when the receiver gained control,” McAulay tweeted.

The officials’ decision to not reward Michigan with a touchdown was only one of many missed calls during the game. TCU, on the other hand, went on become the first Big 12 team to win a CFP game and scored more than 50 points against an AP top-10 opponent for only the second time.

The Horned Frogs will face the winner of the Peach Bowl game between Georgia and Ohio State in the CFP national championship game on Jan. 9. 

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Author: Wilton Jackson

Sonny Dykes Reveals Motivation Behind Team’s Play in Upset of Michigan

The Horned Frogs coach led his team to the national title game in his first season with the school.

No. 3 TCU punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff national championship with a wild 51–45 victory over No. 2 Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday.

In his first season as coach of the Horned Frogs, Sonny Dykes took an Associated Press preseason unranked TCU team to a national championship game appearance.

Dykes has been unwavering in his leadership of the TCU program, and has found different ways to motivate his team all season long. The three weeks leading up to the semifinal matchup with the Wolverines was no different.

In the postgame interview on Saturday following the victory, he detailed how the Horned Frogs gathered motivation heading into the matchup.

“All week, we heard about Big Ten football and how they were going to line up and run all over us. They made some plays, but we stopped the run,” Dykes said.

Michigan carried the ball 40 times in total for 186 yards, and outside of a few big plays, it had to earn every yard it got against the TCU defense on the ground. 

Michigan’s chunk plays came through the air, but TCU’s two pick-sixes defensively proved to be pivotal in the outcome as the Horned Frogs await the winner of No. 1 Georgia and No. 4 Ohio State in the national championship.

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Author: Mike McDaniel