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SOUTH BEND, Ind. Mika Zibanejad Jersey . -- Notre Dames defense got going after stuffing Nevada on a fourth-and-1 from the 17 on Nevadas first possession. The offense didnt get going until the second quarter.Nevada (1-1) was no match for the 18th-ranked Fighting Irish once they got both sides going, overpowering the Wolf Pack 39-10 on Saturday. DeShone Kizer threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Josh Adams rushed for 106 yards on 10 carries and Notre Dames defense rebounded from a disappointing performance a week ago at Texas.Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was pleased with the defensive effort.We needed some confidence, so that fourth down was definitely a confidence-builder for our defense. I think that gave us some momentum going into the next couple of drives, he said.Linebacker James Onwualu said it was a stop the Irish (1-1) desperately needed.We never had a drive where the defense had any momentum in the Texas game, he said.Defensive lineman Jarron Jones also set up a touchdown with an interception at the 8-yard line.Kizer was 15 of 18 for 156 yards with one interception and Equanimeous St. Brown led Irish receivers with six catches for 85 yards with Torii Hunter Jr. out with a concussion sustained against Texas.Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Kizer showed more patience looking for receivers.The other thing is hes taking whats available to him instead of trying to do too much, Kelly said.Nevada coach Brian Polian, a former Notre Dame assistant under Charlie Weis, said he had no doubt about going for it on fourth down.Because field goals were not going to keep us in this game, he said.The Wolf Pack avoided the shutout when Wyatt Demps caught a 44-yard pass from Stewart in the third quarter to set up a 27-yard field goal by Brent Zuzo. Jaxson Kincaide added a 6-yard TD run against Notre Dames reserves late in the fourth quarter. Stewart was 10 of 23 passing for 113 yards and James Butler, who rushed for 1,342 yards last season, was held to 50 yards on 17 carries.I had a little bit of an off day and you cant afford to have those, Stewart said.BIG QUARTERThe Irish took control with a 25-point second quarter -- the most points in the quarter for Notre Dame since scoring 28 points against Pittsburgh in Weis debut as coach in 2005.KNUCKLEHEAD MISTAKESBoth teams struggled with mental errors, highlighted by a safety by Nevadas Ahki Muhammad being called for a safety when he caught a kickoff and carried it out of the end zone, then stepped back into the end zone and kneeled.There were some points in the game where, frankly, we made some knuckleheaded mistakes, Polian said.POLL IMPLICATIONSNOTRE DAME: The easy win over Nevada wont do much to help the Fighting Irish in The Associated Press poll, but it also wont hurt.THE TAKEAWAYNEVADA: The Wolf Pack, who lost to the Irish 35-0 in 2009, managed to avoid being shut out again, and picked up a $1 million guarantee.NOTRE DAME: The defensive performance should help allay the panic among Irish fans for at least a week after giving up 50 to Texas, but they wont truly feel good until Notre Dame shows it can slow a quality opponent.UP NEXTNEVADA: After barely beating FCS Cal Poly and being dominated by Notre Dame, the Wolf Pack will finally play another mid-major conference opponent next week in Buffalo (0-1), which is off this week, before returning to Indiana to play another Power Five foe in Purdue in two weeks.NOTRE DAME: Faces Michigan State, marking its first game against a Big Ten school since a 43-40 overtime loss to Northwestern on Nov. 15. 2014. 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Sometime on Monday, members of the College Football Playoff selection committee will gather in Grapevine, Texas, to start discussing which four teams should occupy the top four spots in their latest rankings.Theyll weigh several factors when debating the teams, like records, strength of schedule, conference strength and nonconference victories.But with only one week to go before the committee selects the four teams that will compete in the playoff, lets propose to add this to its selection criteria: Who can beat No. 1 Alabama?Now, I know what youre thinking Alabama fans (Nobody!), but humor me for a minute.After 13 weeks of action, the CFP picture remains as muddled as ever. In fact, No. 2 Ohio States 30-27 win over No. 3 Michigan in two overtimes might have been the worst thing that could have happened to the selection committee.If No. 7 Penn State beats No. 6 Wisconsin in next weeks Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis, can the committee really pick Ohio State and not select Penn State, which won the Big Ten and beat the Buckeyes? Sure, it can. In the past, the committee has said that a team without a conference title has to be unequivocally better than a conference champion to get the nod.I think weve proven ourselves with our strength of schedule and how we played, Buckeyes defensive end Sam Hubbard said. It doesnt really matter if we go to the Big Ten championship game. What weve done speaks for itself.But bypassing a conference champion for a team that didnt even win its division might set a dangerous precedent. And if Penn State defeats Wisconsin, and the committee then decides to take both the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions, is it going to leave out potential ACC champion Clemson or potential Pac-12 champion Washington to select a second Big Ten team? That would go over as well as political discussion at the Thanksgiving dinner table.Only one thing appears clear as were headed toward more college football postseason controversy: Alabama is clearly No. 1. The Crimson Tide won their 24th consecutive game Saturday, beating No. 13 Auburn 30-12 in the Iron Bowl. The Tide, the only remaining unbeaten team from a Power 5 conference, will play No. 15 Florida in next weeks SEC championship game in the Georgia Dome.How dominant has the Crimson Tide been this season? The Alabama defense didnt give up a touchdown in four November games, and none of its opponents (LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Auburn) drove inside the Tides 10-yard line.So as the committee begins its latest deliberations, it should seriously consider which of the other playoff contenders are best equipped to stack up against the Crimson Tide.With that in mind, here are the top contenders:1.?Ohio State: If youve been watching Alabamas Nick Saban and Ohio States Urban Meyer for the past decade or so, it sure seems as if its their world and college football only lives in it.For much of this season, it seemed Saban and Meyer were on another collision course that would have some impact on which team won a national title. No matter the offenses, decade or opposition (hello, Jim Harbaugh), Saban and Meyer seem to be just so much better than everyone else.The Buckeyes werent supposed to be back so soon after losing more than a dozen players to the NFL draft. But Meyer and his staff have done a tremendous job and once again have their team in position to make the playoff.The last time Meyer and Saban squared off, the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in the inaugural playoff in 2014. The No. 4 Buckeyes stunned the Tide 42-35 in the semifinals at the Sugar Bowl, despite having Cardale Jones, a third-string quarterback, making his second career start. Ohio State went on to beat Oregon 42-20 in the CFP National Championship Game to give Meyer his third national title.2.?Clemson: The Tigers nearly knocked off the Crimson Tide in last seasons CFP National Championship. Clemson had a 24-21 lead in the fourth quarter, but then Alabama scored and Saban called for an onside kick. It was the turning point in the Tides 45-40 victory.Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson hasnt been as sharp, and Clemsons defense hasnt been as fierce this season, but the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at the right time. Watson threw for 347 yards with six touchdowns in a 56-7 rout of South Carolina. If Clemson beats Virginia Tech in next weeks ACC championship game in Orlando, Florida, the Tigers should make the playoff.3.?Washington: Alabama routed USC 52-6 in its Sept. 3 opener. Washington lost to the Trojans 26-13 on Nov. 12. No contest, right? Maybe not.The Huskies have the Pac-12s most efficient quarterback (Jake Browning), a dynamic runner (Myles Gaskin) and a receiver (John Ross) who can stretch defenses vertically. Of course, Washington was pushed around by USCs defense, and Alabamas defense is much better. But Washington coach Chris Petersen pulled off a couple of the biggest upsets of the BCS era as Boise States coach.4.?Michigan: The Wolverines chances of making the playoff were dramatically reduced by their loss at Ohio State. But if Clemson, Washington and/or Penn State were to fall in their respective conference championship games, the Wolverines might still have a pulse with the committee.Theres no shame in falling by three points in double overtime on the road against the countrys No. 2-ranked team. The Wolverines might even remain in the top four, for now. Michigan dominated Ohio State for much of the game and was on the wrong end of a couple of officiating calls late. But if the aforementioned teams win this coming weekend, the Wolverines will probably have to settle for a New Years Six bowl game.If the Wolverines somehow sneak into the playoff, though, they might be equipped on defense to slow down the Tide. They pressured Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett throughout Saturdays game, sacking him eight times and knocking him down often, and he never seemed comfortable standing in the pocket. Barrett is a junior and has played on plenty of big stages. How might Alabama freshman Jalen Hurts respond under such pressure?Playoff teams after Week 131. Alabama: The Crimson Tide will undoubtedly remain No. 1 in the selection committees rankings after winning their 24th consecutive game, 30-12 over rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 27 of 36 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Crimson Tide play No. 15 Florida in next weeks SEC championship game in Atlanta.2. Ohio State: Even if the Buckeyes didnt win the Big Ten East and wont playy in the Big Ten championship game, they seem to be a pretty safe pick to be one of the four teams in the playoff. Mika Zibanejad Rangers Jersey. Along with their 30-27 double-overtime victory over No. 3 Michigan, the Buckeyes won at Oklahoma and Wisconsin and blasted then-No. 10 Nebraska by 59 points.?The selection committee will have a much easier decision if Penn State doesnt win the Big Ten title.3. Clemson: The Tigers rudely welcomed South Carolina first-year coach Will Muschamp to the in-state rivalry by blasting the Gamecocks 56-7 at Death Valley. After struggling earlier this season, Clemsons offense seems to be firing on all cylinders now. Quarterback Deshaun Watson fired six touchdowns, including three to Mike Williams. The Tigers will play Virginia Tech in next weeks ACC championship game in Orlando, Florida.4. Washington: The Huskies should be the biggest beneficiary of Michigans loss -- as long as they take care of business in next weeks Pac-12 championship game against Colorado. Washington routed No. 23 Washington State 45-17 in Fridays Apple Cup, putting together its most complete performance in over a month. As long as Washington wins the Pac-12 and finishes 12-1, it should be in good shape for one of the four spots in the playoff.Next four in contention1. Michigan: The Wolverines arent completely out of the playoff race after their double-overtime loss at Ohio State, but theyre probably going to need a couple of teams ahead of them to fall in conference championship games. The Wolverines have head-to-head victories over three other contenders, beating Colorado by 17 points, Penn State by 39 and Wisconsin by seven, which should help their cause.2. Wisconsin: The Badgers rallied from a 10-point deficit at the half by outscoring Minnesota 24-0 in the second half of a 31-17 victory. Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten West and will play Penn State in next weeks Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. It was the Badgers sixth consecutive victory and their 13th straight win over the Gophers.3. Penn State: The Nittany Lions continued their breakout campaign under coach James Franklin by defeating Michigan State 45-12, their eighth consecutive victory, to end the regular season with a 10-2 mark. Its Penn States first 10-win season since 2009 and marks the first time it beat Michigan State and Ohio State in the same season since 2008.4. Oklahoma: The Sooners still need a lot of help to get into the top four. They had the weekend off as they prepare for next weeks showdown against No. 10 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam game. Theyll finish the season with a nine-game winning streak and second straight Big 12 title if they knock off the Pokes. OU has defeated OSU in 11 of their past 13 meetings, and 13 of the past 17 under coach Bob Stoops.Heisman candidates1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Jackson played poorly for the second week in a row, but at this point it seems hell win the Heisman by default. He had four turnovers in the Cardinals 41-38 loss to Kentucky, including a fumble with 1:45 to go, which set up the Wildcats winning field goal. He threw for 281 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions and ran 25 times for 171 yards with two scores.2. Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma: Can Westbrook close the gap on Jackson with a monster performance in next weeks Bedlam showdown against rival Oklahoma State? He leads the Sooners with 70 catches for 1,354 yards and 15 touchdowns. All but 17 catches and 154 receiving yards have come in the past eight games.3. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson: Watson passed for six touchdowns in the Tigers rout of South Carolina, becoming the third player in ACC history to be responsible for at least 100 touchdowns in his career. Hes 29-3 in his Clemson career and can win his second ACC championship next week against Virginia Tech.4. Jake Browning, QB, Washington: Browning completed 21 of 29 passes for 292 yards with three touchdowns in the Huskies 45-17 rout at Washington State. It was his eighth game with three touchdowns or more this season. So far, hes completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,162 yards with 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions.Best momentsTweets of the nightBest playsWorst playsQuotes of the night1. I havent had any of those conversations. ... We didnt schedule a meeting on the way up the ramp. -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, when asked if hed had meetings with athletic director Rob Mullens, after the Ducks lost 34-24 at Oregon State in the Civil War to fall to 4-8.2. What an accomplishment by a group of kids that have been through some adversity and come out the other side of it. What this team and this group have is something special. -- USC coach Clay Helton, after the Trojans defeated Notre Dame 45-27 to end the season with an eight-game winning streak after starting 1-3.3. Ill be back. Absolutely. -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, after the USC loss dropped the Fighting Irishs record to 4-8, their worst finish since going 3-9 in 2007.4. Its been special. I think this team, the connection and the bond they have for each other, weve overachieved and we keep overachieving. -- Penn States James Franklin, after the Nittany Lions beat Michigan State 45-12 to win the Big Ten East.Stats that matter137: Pittsburgh and Syracuse set an FBS single-game record for combined scoring in the Panthers 76-61 victory at Heinz Field. It is Pitts highest-scoring total since putting up 76 points against Temple in 1977; it is the most points the Orange have ever surrendered. The teams combined for 1,312 yards of offense.125: Ohio States J.T. Barrett gained 108 of his 125 rushing yards against Michigan after halftime. It was his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game against the Wolverines. He is the first quarterback to run for 100 yards against Michigan since Illinois Nathan Scheelhaase in 2010.75: Navy steamrollered SMU 75-31, its second straight game with 60 points or more (the Midshipmen scored 66 against East Carolina last week). Its the first time Navy has scored 60 points or more in back-to-back games since 1917, when it did it in four consecutive games.1,243: After running for 258 yards with two touchdowns on 14 carries in Mississippi States 55-20 win at Ole Miss, Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald finished the regular season with 1,243 yards. Its the third-highest rushing total in a season by an SEC quarterback; Auburns Cam Newton had 1,473 in 2010, and Texas A&Ms Johnny Manziel had 1,410 in 2012. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '