November 24, 2012 in Sports

SEC title hopes still alive for LSU

Associated Press
 

Jarvis Landry made a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch and No. 8 LSU kept its BCS hopes alive with a 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.

Zach Mettenberger passed for 217 yards and hooked up with Landry for the play of the day with 1:12 left in the first half to put LSU up 10-0 on a 22-yard TD pass. The Tigers (10-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) reached double-digit wins for the sixth time in eight seasons under coach Les Miles.

LSU needs an Alabama loss to Auburn and a Texas A&M victory over Missouri today in order to reach next weekend’s SEC championship game.

(17) Nebraska 13, Iowa 7: Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and visiting Nebraska secured a spot in the Big Ten title game.

The Huskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will face off against Wisconsin next Saturday in Indianapolis. (23) Kent State 28, Ohio 6: C.J. Malauulu returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown – 12 seconds after another Kent State TD – and the host Golden Flashes completed a perfect season in the Mid-American Conference with their 10th straight victory.

The regular-season finale was a tuneup for Kent State (11-1, 8-0 MAC), which will meet No. 24 Northern Illinois in next week’s MAC championship game.

(24) Northern Illinois 49, Eastern Michigan 7: Jordan Lynch ran for 107 yards and Akeem Daniels scored a career-best four touchdowns for the Huskies (11-0, 8-0 MAC).

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