Brett McMurphy Updates His CFB Playoff, New Year’s Six Predictions

first_imgBrett McMurphy does a spot on Watch Stadium.We’re coming up on Week 5 of the college football season. It is still early, but we are starting to see the College Football Playoff race take form.Right now, we have an idea of what teams are fighting it out for a playoff spot, and which ones are likely to wind up in a New Year’s Six game. We’ll get an even clearer picture over the next few weeks.Brett McMurphy of Stadium has revealed his latest projections for the playoff and NY6. As of now, it looks like he has Ohio State as the odd team out.Surely, Buckeye fans won’t be upset about that after McMurphy’s reporting on Urban Meyer. Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal): Alabama (CFP No. 1) vs Oklahoma (CFP No. 4) Cotton Bowl (CFP Semifinal): Clemson (CFP No. 2) vs Georgia (CFP No. 3)Here’s what McMurphy has for the rest of the NY6. Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington Sugar Bowl: West Virginia vs. Auburn Peach Bowl: Penn State vs. Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs. UCFYou can view all of McMurphy’s bowl projections here.With Ohio State playing Penn State and Notre Dame facing Stanford this weekend, there might be some changes to McMurphy’s projections come next week.last_img read more

Austin bombing suspect dies after detonating explosive in vehicle

A suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin, Texas has died, according to police. At a news conference Wednesday morning, the Austin Police Department said the suspect detonated an explosive device in his vehicle as authorities closed in. Police say officers tracked the suspect’s car to a hotel in Round Rock, TX, north of Austin. As police waited on tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel. Officers pursued the vehicle and the driver eventually pulled over. “As members of the Austin Police Department SWAT Team approached the vehicle the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle,” said a spokesperson with the Austin Police Department. Police say an officer fired his weapon at the suspect after a member of the SWAT team was knocked down by the blast.OIS— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 21, 2018Investigators have been searching for a suspected serial bomber since March 2 after an explosion killed a 39-year-old man. A 17-year-old boy was also killed in a blast on March 12. Two women were injured in a separate explosion on the same day. On Sunday, a 22-year-old man and 23-year-old man were injured in an explosion triggered by a tripwire. The most recent incident happened Tuesday at a FedEx distribution centre. A worker was treated and released after reporting ringing in her ears.Police have not yet released the identity of the suspect. The suspected serial bomber detonated a bomb in his car and killed himself. Police can’t name him yet because he has not been positively identified by medical examiner. @morninglive— Kelly Botelho (@botelhok) March 21, 2018 read more