Upon the release of the initial College Football Playoff Rankings this past week, the race toward the national championship officially hit the home stretch. The picture becoming crystal clear with the rankings release, the time arrived to truly separate the contenders from pretenders as we navigate through the month of November. The much-anticipated action we witnessed in Week 11 certainly played a huge part in creating that separation.
The first big game of Week 11 was an upset with No. 17 Minnesota knocking off No. 4 Penn State at home. That was followed by the monumental LSU-Alabama matchup in the 3:30 ET slot. But other teams in playoff contention were in action, too. No. 1 Ohio State had no problem dismantling Maryland 73-14 without defensive end Chase Young while Clemson took care of NC State 55-10 as it readies to likely enter the top four come Tuesday. Oklahoma had a bit more trouble putting away Iowa State, however. The Sooners allowed the Cyclones to score 20 unanswered fourth-quarter points, but Iowa State was unable to clinch a win on a two-point conversion.
There was a lot to cover with those games and everything in between. CBS Sports was here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day. All times Eastern
College football schedule, scores -- key Week 11 games
No. 17 Minnesota 31, No. 4 Penn State 26 --
No. 10 Florida 56, Vanderbilt 0 -- Box score
No. 1 Ohio State 73, Maryland 14 --
No. 2 LSU 46, No. 3 Alabama 41 --
No. 6 Georgia 27, Missouri 0 -- Box score
No. 5 Clemson 55, NC State 10 -- Box score
No. 9 Oklahoma 42, Iowa State 41 -- Box score
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