The Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers are two teams with College Football Playoff hopes due to their unblemished records, although, one team still might have something to prove. The Hurricanes made their statement last week, but still have work to do, and continued to do that on Saturday with a 44-28 win over the Virginia Cavaliers. After trailing by 14, the Hurricanes scored the final 30 points of the game behind Malik Rosier's 210 yards and three touchdown passes, as Miami improved to 10-0 on the season. The comeback is their largest in five years as they were able to extend their nation-best win streak to 15 games dating back to last season. Jaquan Johnson also had a big pick-six late to seal the win, which snapped a 15-game losing streak when trailing by 14 points, while also finishing off their first 7-0 regular season road record since 1988. Wisconsin is the team that, despite their perfect record, may still have some proving to do due to the lack of strength in their schedule. They faced their first ranked team of the season on Saturday and pulled away for a 24-10 win over 24th-ranked Michigan. The Badgers scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away for good, as they improved to 11-0 for the first time in school history. Alex Hornibrook had just 143 yards passing, but overcame an early second half interception to find A,J, Taylor for a 24-yard score. Kendric Pryor would then find the end zone on the ground with a 32-yard touchdown run, as the Badgers handed the Wolverines their third conference loss. Jonathan Taylor led the Badgers offense with the ball by running for 132 yards on 19 carries, including 87 yards in the second half alone. The Hurricanes and Badgers believe that if they win out, there is no doubt they will be in the playoffs. Miami will hit the road next week to visit Pittsburgh, while Wisconsin battles the Gophers in Minnesota, as their quest to the final four continue.
Notre Dame Survives Against Navy
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish suffered a loss to Miami last week that most likely ended their playoff hopes, but their season isn't over yet. So, another loss of the upset variety would just kick them while they're down, and it took a little extra work to avoid that on Saturday. Brandon Wimbush threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns, as the Fighting Irish rallied for a 24-17 win over Navy. Wimbush also ran for a score for the eighth-ranked Irish, who improved to 9-2 on the season. They were coming off a tough 41-8 loss to the Hurricanes a week ago, where Wimbush threw two interceptions and lost a fumble on the road. The Irish had to score on three straight possessions late Saturday to earn the win, as Kevin Stepherson caught both touchdown passes, and Wimbush ran for his 14th score of the year. Josh Adams also found his groove after a tough couple of weeks, as he ran for 106 yards on 18 carries. It was the sixth time this season that he passed the century mark on the ground. Stepherson had a big game with five catches for 103 yards to go along with his two scores, as the Irish won a game in the longest-running series in the nation, which dates back to 1927. Now, a lot has to happen to get the Irish back in to the final four, but the shot is still there as they head into their season finale against Stanford next week.
Celtics Edge Hawks, Warriors Stun Sixers With Comeback
The Boston Celtics' win streak was back on the line on Saturday night, and it still looks as if that isn't coming to an end any time soon. Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, while Jaylen Brown put up a career-high 27 points in a 110-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The victory extends their win streak to 15 games, as they remain unbeaten since their 0-2 start to the season. Their 15-2 record is the best in the NBA, while also matching their best start in franchise history through 17 games. Their streak is the fifth-longest in team history, just four games behind the 2008-09 19-game streak that set the record. The Celtics did trail by 16 before rallying on the road for what was their fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak. The Hawks fell to an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, despite coming off a 46-point win over the Sacramento Kings, which was their biggest win in franchise history. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors took on the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time in the past week, this time in Philly. Despite the result being the same, it was a different rout to victory for Golden State, who rallied from a 24-point deficit for a stunning 124-116 win on the road. Steph Curry scored 35, while Kevin Durant added 27, as the Warriors trailed by 22 at halftime before outscoring the Sixers 72-42 in the second half. The defending champs not only held Philadelphia to 15 points in the third quarter, but also went off for 47 in those 12 minutes to begin the comeback. Joel Embiid had 21 points, while Ben Simmons added 23 points and 12 assists for the 76ers, who led 47-28 after just one quarter of play. Golden State improved to 12-4 overall, including 6-2 away from home, while the 76ers fell to 8-7 on the year. The Warriors will head to Brooklyn to battle the Nets on Sunday night, while the Sixers will enjoy a day off before host the Utah Jazz on Monday.