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, 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 today in order to reach next weekend’s SEC championship game. Even without a division crown, the Tigers could still get an at-large bid to the BCS.
No. 17 NEBRASKA 13, IOWA 7
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 next 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.
No. 23 KENT STATE 28, OHIO 6
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.
No. 24 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 49,
E. MICHIGAN 7
YPSILANTI, Mich. — Jordan Lynch ran for 107 yards, and Akeem Daniels scored a career-best four touchdowns as the Huskies won their 11th straight game.
Daniels scored on runs of 25 and 20 yards in the first half and finished with a career-high 112 yards on 12 carries,