Top-seeded Big Oregon Bang hung on for a narrow victory over Keystone, and in doing so captured the franchise’s third championship with a 56-53 win in Fantasy Bowl XXVIII. It is the Big Bang’s first championship since 2009.
As he did all year, the league’s top-scoring performer — Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson — lead the charge for the Big Bang with 23 points on the week. Keystone’s running backs — as they have done all season — lead the scoring for the Longfellows as Christian McCaffrey and Todd Gurley combined for 26 points between them. But Keystone’s receivers let them down; entering the Monday night game Keystone needed only 4 points from Adam Thielen, but he came up short and only posted 2 rushing yards.
In the consolation game, Orange County ended their late-season surge with a huge 100-63 victory over second-seeded Mercer. Nittany Lion great RB Saquon Barkley lead the charge for the Beach Dudes, posting the highest individual score in week 16 — 35 points.
We enter the final week with total points still undecided. Keystone and Oregon are almost assuredly locked into the top two point slots, with Keystone leading Oregon by 32 points entering the final weekend.