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Top-25 roundup: Kellen Mond helps Texas A&M over No. 8 LSU 74-72 in 7 OTs

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams (5) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against LSU during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (David J. Phillip / AP)
Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams (5) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against LSU during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (David J. Phillip / AP)
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Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion to Kendrick Rogers in the seventh overtime gave Texas A&M 74-72 victory over No. 8 LSU on Saturday in College Station, Texas in a game that tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game.

Mond connected with Quartney Davis on a 17-yard throw to tie it at 72. Greedy Williams was called for pass interference on the first 2-point conversion try, giving the Aggies, another shot. After a false start by Texas A&M, Mond found Rogers for the conversion to end it.

(10) Ohio State 62, (4) Michigan 39: Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and the Buckeyes continued their mastery of the Wolverines in Columbus, Ohio.

The Wolverines were two victories away from their first conference championship since 2004 and a trip to the College Football Playoff, facing an Ohio State team that has looked discombobulated on defense and one-dimensional on offense much of the season. Looking to snap a six-game losing streak against the Buckeyes and get coach Jim Harbaugh his first victory in four tries in the rivalry, the Wolverines wilted.

(1) Alabama 52, Auburn 21: Tua Tagovailoa threw five touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead the Crimson Tide past the rival Tigers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide took over with an explosive third quarter, when the Heisman Trophy contender threw three long touchdown passes. He’s the first Alabama player to have a hand in six TDs in a game and matched the school record with the five scoring passes.

(2) Clemson 56, South Carolina 35: Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 393 yards, Adam Choice rushed for three touchdowns and the Tigers capped a perfect regular season, beating the Gamecocks in Clemson, South Carolina for their fifth consecutive rivalry win.

The Tigers reached 12-0 for the second time in four seasons and for the third time in program history, starting with its 1981 national title season.

(5) Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 21: Jake Fromm threw four touchdown passes, D’Andre Swift ran for 105 yards and the Bulldogs romped into the Southeastern Conference championship game with a win over the Yellow Jackets in Athens, Georgia.

Georgia led 38-7 at halftime – which, in an interesting twist, was the score of last year’s dominating victory over the Yellow Jackets.

(13) Florida 41, Florida State 14: Feleipe Franks had three touchdown passes and the Gators used a punishing ground attack to end a five-game losing streak to the Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida.

Lamical Perine had a 74-yard touchdown run, and Florida ran for 278 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

(21) Boise State 33, (14) Utah State 24: Alexander Mattison rushed for 200 yards on 37 carries – both season highs – as the Broncos held off the Aggies in Boise to earn a spot in the Mountain West title game against Fresno State.

Mattison scored three times, while Shadle Park grad Brett Rypien threw for 310 yards and a touchdown.

(15) Penn State 38, Maryland 3: Trace McSorley completed 12 of 22 passes for 230 yards and had a hand in three touchdowns to help the Nittany Lions rout the Terrapins in State College, Maryland.

McSorley added 64 rushing yards on 11 carries for the Nittany Lions.

(17) Kentucky 56, Louisville 10: Terry Wilson accounted for 340 yards and four touchdowns, Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two scores and the Wildcats blew out the Cardinals in the Governor’s Cup in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Wildcats scored TDs on all five first-half drives and never trailed in posting their first nine-win regular season since 1977, scoring TDs on all five first-half drives.

(19) Syracuse 42, Boston College 21: Eric Dungey ran for three touchdowns and threw for 362 yards and three more scores to lead the Orange past the Eagles in Boston.

The Orange gave up the first score of the game, then scored touchdowns on three straight possessions, starting with a 75-yard pass from Dungey to a wide-open Sean Riley.

(20) Northwestern 24, Illinois 16: Clayton Thorson accounted for three touchdowns, Isaiah Browser rushed for 166 yards on 18 carries and the Wildcats beat the Fighting Illini in Evanson, Illinois.

Miami 24, (24) Pittsburgh 3: Travis Homer rushed for 168 yards and a long touchdown, DeeJay Dallas ran back a punt for one of his two scores and the Hurricanes closed their regular season by knocking off the Panthers in Miami Gardens, Florida.

(25) Iowa State 42, Kansas State 38: David Montgomery ran for three touchdowns, including the winner with 4:34 to go, and the Cyclones rallied from 17 down in the fourth quarter in Ames, Iowa to snap a 10-game skid against the Wildcats.

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