The Latest: Bearcats break through and make playoff


              FILE - In this May 1, 2021, file photo, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman watches during the Blue-Gold NCAA spring football game in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame has completed a whirlwind coaching search that never seriously left campus, promoting defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Freeman, 35, takes over less than a week after Brian Kelly’s surprising departure for LSU with the Irish still in contention for the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
            
              Oklahoma State running back Dezmon Jackson (27) is stopped short of the goal line by Baylor defensive lineman Gabe Hall (95) and safety Jalen Pitre (8) in the second half of an NCAA college football game for the Big 12 Conference championship in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Tim Heitman)
            
              Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd, second from left, celebrates alongside coach Kyle Whittingham, left, quarterback Cameron Rising and wide receiver Britain Covey (18) after Utah defeated Oregon 38-10 to win the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
            
              Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara, center, celebrates with fans after the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Iowa, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Indianapolis. Michigan won 42-3. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
            
              Michigan tight end Luke Schoonmaker (86) celebrates with teammates at the end of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Indianapolis. Michigan won 42-3. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
            
              Baylor linebacker Dillon Doyle (5) tackles Oklahoma State running back Dezmon Jackson (27) short of the goal line during an NCAA college football game for the Big 12 Conference championship in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
            
              Wake Forest wide receiver Taylor Morin catches a touchdown pass ahead of Pittsburgh defensive back M.J. Devonshire during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
            
              Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle (9) celebrates his interception and touchdown against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Latest: Bearcats break through and make playoff