USC’s loss in Pac-12 title game shakes up College Football Playoff field

LAS VEGAS — At the end of a 59-yard rush on USC’s ninth offensive game of the Pac-12 championship game on Saturday — an evasive, tackle-busting sprint that should have convinced any last doubters about the deserving Heisman Trophy winner – Caleb Williams – felt something unmistakably bad in his thigh muscles.

“Ever have an old rubber band?” Williams said with a smug smile. “That’s what it felt like.”