(#1) LSU 9, (#2) Alabama 6 (OT)
The “game of the year” came down to a defensive struggle with the Tigers coming out on top of a game where neither team could find the end zone. While the defenses were stellar, both teams had their troubles on offense. After throwing 1 interception all season, LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee threw 2 on Saturday, which set up both of Alabama’s field goals. On the other hand, Alabama kickers missed 4 field goals, including one in overtime, which ended up sealing the Crimson Tide’s fate. LSU is set up nicely to go to the title game, but they should be careful. They still must play Arkansas and then the SEC West champ in the conference championship.
(#17) Kansas State 45, (#3) Oklahoma State 52
As the SEC slugfest was happening on CBS, viewers could flip over to ABC to see the complete opposite happening in Stillwater. These two teams went back and forth all night, and OSU held KSU out of the end zone in the final seconds to come away with a victory. With all that offense, it’s no surprise that Cowboy quarterback Brandon Weedon set a school record with 502 passing yards. OSU will probably be ranked #2 in the BCS and control their own destiny with a shot to get into the title game. The December 3rd game against the Sooners might end up being the most important game in that school’s history.
Northwestern 28, (#9) Nebraska 25
After a dominating victory over Michigan State last week, the Huskers lost to unranked Northwestern at home on Saturday. Nebraska is at its best when it can run the ball, but on Saturday they were held to a season low 122 rushing yards. On the other hand, the Wildcats still have a good shot at becoming bowl eligible for the fifth season in a row at a school not traditionally known for its football program. This is one of those games that nobody saw coming, and it makes things a lot more interesting in the Big Ten as Nebraska is now tied with Iowa and Michigan for second place in their division.
(#10) South Carolina 28, (#8) Arkansas 44
These two SEC teams came in with identical 7-1 records, both still eyeing a possible conference championship. However, because of stifling defense and capitalization off of turnovers, Arkansas showed LSU they better not be taking their last game of the season lightly. Arkansas wide receiver Jarius Wright continued his stellar senior season with 103 receiving yards on only 4 receptions along with two touchdowns. At this point in the season, Arkansas is 8th in the FBS in passing yards and LSU is 102nd. Regarding points against, Arkansas is 40th and LSU is 2nd. This will surely be another classic SEC battle.
After a terrible start of the season, Georgia is now leading the SEC East and has the inside track to the SEC championship game.
Case Keenum finished Saturday’s drubbing of UAB with an NCAA career record 17,212 passing yards.
In Texas A&M’s 4 losses this season, they have been outscored 59-0 in the third quarters of those games.
The USA/Coaches Poll just came out, and those pollsters have decided to only drop Alabama to 4th (ahead of undefeated Boise State).
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