No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Bo Wallace was on the cusp of prolonging No. 3 Mississippi’s bid for an unbeaten season until LSU safety Ronald Martin got in the way.
Wallace’s pass was intercepted by Martin at the 1 with 2 seconds left, and the Rebels fell 10-7 to the 24th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night.
Ole Miss was lining up for a potential tying field goal from 42 yards, but was called for delay of game. So the Rebels decided to run a play instead and Wallace threw his first interception in a Southeastern Conference game this season. Soon after, fans were streaming onto the Tiger Stadium field.
Leonard Fournette ran for 113 yards, and LSU (7-2, 3-2) finished with 264 yards rushing against defense that came in allowing 97.1 per game. Anthony Jennings’ short touchdown pass to tight end Logan Stokes gave LSU the lead late in the fourth quarter.
Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Josh Robinson ran for two scores as No. 1 Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31.
Kentucky got within a touchdown four times, and Heisman Trophy hopeful Prescott and Robinson answered with TDs on three occasions. Prescott had TD runs of 2 and 11 yards and threw an 8-yard scoring pass to Brandon Hill.
Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 for its eighth consecutive victory in the series.
The game marked a return for Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who coached Tennessee in 2009 and angered Volunteers fans by leaving for Southern California after only one season.
No. 5 Auburn defeated South Carolina 42-35 after Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and passed for a score.
Auburn survived a scare from South Carolina after Steve Spurrier made a succession of gambles that paid off.
No. 8 Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-11 win over Michigan, while No. 10 TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes in a resounding 82-27 win over Texas Tech.
No. 11 Kansas State’s rapidly improving defense led the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade, 23-0, to keep the Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play and No. 13 Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett scored twice in overtime to help for a 31-24 win over Penn State.
Taylor Kelly threw two touchdown passes in No. 14 Arizona State 24-10 victory over Washington after missing more than a month with a foot injury.
In other games, Anu Solomon threw five touchdown passes to help No. 15 Arizona beat Washington State59-37, No. 16 Nebraska downed Rutgers 42-24, No. 19 Utah edged No. 20 Southern California 24-21, No. 21 Clemson defeated Syracuse 16-6 and No. 22 West Virginia had a 34-10 victory over Oklahoma State.
NO. 23 Marshall downed Florida Atlantic 35-16 and No 25 UCLA was a 40-37 winner over Colorado in overtime.