College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 12: Georgia, Cincinnati, Oregon avoid upsets

No. 13 Georgia returned to the field Saturday after a week off for its first game since a crushing loss to Florida two weeks ago, a defeat which all but ended Georgia’s hopes of an SEC Championship Game or College Football Playoff appearance. But the Bulldogs found something for their fans to get excited about on Saturday in a 31-24 win over Mississippi State.

Though it took a fourth-down stop in the final two minutes for Georgia to secure the win, Kirby Smart’s team appeared to finally find a quarterback as USC transfer JT Daniels completed 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his SEC debut. Georgia needed every bit of the redshirt sophomore’s production as it generated just 8 rushing yards against a shorthanded Mississippi State team.

Daniels will be draft-eligible after this season, but if he stays in college another season after missing nearly all of last year with a knee injury suffered at USC, he could be a long-term answer for the Bulldogs at the position. If nothing else, Daniels’ successful return to the field was one of the top storylines on another action-packed Saturday of college football.

College football scores — Week 12

No. 3 Ohio State 42, No. 9 Indiana 35 — Takeaways, recap
No. 6 Florida 38, Vanderbilt 17 — Box score
No. 15 Coastal Carolina 34, Appalachian State 23 — Box score
Nevada 26, San Diego State 21 — Box score
No. 7 Cincinnati 36, UCF 33 — Box score
No. 19 Northwestern 17, No. 10 Wisconsin 7 — Takeaways, recap
No. 11 Oregon 38, UCLA 35 — Box score
No. 1 Alabama 63, Kentucky 3 — Box score
No. 23 Auburn 30, Tennessee 17 — Box score
No. 13 Georgia 31, Mississippi State 24 — Box score
No. 18 Oklahoma 41, No. 14 Oklahoma State 13 — Takeaways, recap
No. 20 USC 33, Utah 17 — Box score
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