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No. 8 LSU avoids upset against Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – 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.

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 overall, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) reached double-digit wins for the sixth time in eight seasons.

LSU must now hope for an Alabama loss to Auburn and Texas A&M victory on Saturday in order to reach next weekend’s SEC championship game. Even without a division crown, the Tigers still could get an at-large bid to the BCS.

Tyler Wilson was 31 of 52 passing for the Razorbacks (4-8, 2-6), whose fall from preseason top 10 now is complete. The senior set the school record for career passing yards in the loss.

No. 17 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7: At Iowa City, Iowa, Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury, and Nebraska secured a spot in the Big Ten title game.

The Huskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will face off against Wisconsin on Saturday in Indianapolis. It’ll be a rematch of Nebraska’s thrilling 30-27 home win over the Badgers in late September.

Burkhead, making his first appearance since aggravating a sprained left knee on Oct. 20 against Northwestern, broke through with a 3-yard TD run to make it 13-7 late in the third quarter.

Alonzo Whaley’s interception with 2:11 left sealed the victory for Nebraska.

The Huskers defense held the Hawkeyes (4-8, 2-6) scoreless in the final three quarters in windy conditions.

Mark Weisman had 91 yards rushing for Iowa, which finished the season on a six-game losing streak.

No. 23 Kent State 28, Ohio 6: At Kent, Ohio, C.J. Malauulu returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown – 12 seconds after another Kent State TD – and the Golden Flashes completed a perfect season in the Mid-American Conference with their 10th straight win.

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. The win allowed the Golden Flashes to continue the best season in the program’s 90-year history.

The Bobcats (8-4, 4-4) lost four of their last five after cracking the Top 25.

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