November 24, 2012

College Football: LSU earns a critical victory

The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jarvis Landry helped LSU keep an SEC title within reach.

Landry made a spectacular, reaching, one-handed touchdown catch and the eighth-ranked Tigers held on for a 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday.

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. The Tigers (10-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) reached double-digit wins for the sixth time in eight seasons under Coach Les Miles.

LSU must now hope for an Alabama loss to Auburn and Texas A&M victory Saturday 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 Nebraska won at Iowa City, Iowa, to earn 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 -- just 12 seconds after another Kent State TD -- as the Golden Flashes completed a perfect season in the Mid-American Conference with their 10th straight win.

The regular-season finale at Kent, Ohio, 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.

The last time Kent State was in a bowl game came in 1972.

(24) NORTHERN ILLINOIS 49, EASTERN MICHIGAN 7: Akeem Daniels scored four touchdowns and Northern Illinois ended its regular season with its 11th straight victory in a game at Ypsilanti, Mich.

Daniels finished with a career-best 112 yards on 12 carries as the Huskies (11-1, 8-0) ended a perfect run through the Mid-American Conference.

UTAH 42, COLORADO 35: After Marques Mosley's 100-yard kickoff return for a Colorado score to make it 35-35, Utah's Reggie Dunn responded with his own game-winning 100-yard TD return 13 seconds later.

Dunn's play extended his NCAA record to five career 100-yard kickoff returns -- and his fourth this season.

Said Dunn, a senior, "The last game of my collegiate career and to end a game like that, unbelievable."

MICHIGAN: A 67-year-old retired engineer has plans to watch Michigan's 20th-ranked football team play in person for the 500th straight time Saturday at No. 4 Ohio State.

"I missed the next-to-last game in 1971 for a wedding and haven't missed one since," Bob McLean said.

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