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LSU scores two late TDs to top Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Les Miles' Cardiac Tigers did it again Saturday night, scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes to rally No. 3 LSU to a 41-34 win over No. 17 Alabama, which should serve as payback for Nick Saban, who won a title in Cajun Country but is now considered a turncoat by the purple and gold.

LSU (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled this out in typical fashion, going down to the wire in their fourth straight game.

Alabama (6-3, 4-2) went ahead on a 61-yard punt return by Javier Arenas with 71/2 minutes left, and the Crimson Tide was in position to clinch it when the Tigers faced fourth-and-4 at the Bama 32.

No. 1 Ohio State 38, Wisconsin 17

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeyes' defense limited the Badgers to 12 yards rushing on 37 attempts, and Chris Wells ran for three second-half scores as Ohio State overcame a third-quarter deficit and beat the Badgers on Saturday.

Vernon Gholston had four sacks and linebacker James Laurinaitis 19 tackles for Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten).

The win ended a three-game losing streak against Wisconsin (7-3, 3-3) at Ohio Stadium, dating to 1999. A win at home against Illinois next Saturday puts Ohio State on track for another showdown with Michigan for the conference title on Nov. 17 at The Big House.

No. 8 Kansas 76, Nebraska 39

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Dominating the once-mighty Huskers like never before, Todd Reesing threw a school-record six touchdown passes and No. 8 Kansas battered Nebraska to remain in the national championship picture.

Kansas (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) scored touchdowns on 10 straight possessions and rolled up the most points ever scored against Nebraska in the Husker' 117-year football history.

No. 14 Texas 38, Oklahoma State 35

STILLWATER, Okla. - Ryan Bailey kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Longhorns (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) and cap another wild comeback against the Cowboys.

For the second straight week, Jamaal Charles led a late charge. He scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Texas outscored Oklahoma State 24-0 in the final 15 minutes.

No. 15 Michigan 28, Michigan St. 24

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Chad Henne's 31-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham with 2:28 left lifted Michigan (8-2, 6-0 Big Ten) to its eighth straight win.

The Spartans, who overcame an 11-point deficit at halftime to lead by 10 midway through the final quarter, drove to the Wolverines 34 on the final drive before turning the ball over on downs.

No. 18 Florida 49, Vanderbilt 22

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow accounted for five touchdowns, Percy Harvin became the first player in school history with 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game, and the Gators rebounded from their third loss in four outings.

Tebow and Harvin helped the Gators extend their winning streak against Vandy to 17 games and stay in the hunt for the SEC Eastern Division title.

No. 19 Auburn 35, Tennessee Tech 3

AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Cox completed his first seven passes, leading Auburn to three early touchdowns before leaving the game in the second quarter.

Cox completed 9 of 11 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown and Auburn (7-3) to scored on its first three possessions on homecoming.

The Golden Eagles (4-6), who play in the Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) fell to 0-19 against major college teams.

Virginia 17, No. 21 Wake Forest 16

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Mikell Simpson ran 1 yard for a touchdown with 2:18 to play to lift the Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1 ACC) to their third one-point victory in four games.

Virginia moved into first place in the Coastal Division, while Wake Forest (6-3, 4-2) lost for the first time in seven games.

Wake Forest drove to Virginia's 30 in the closing seconds, but Sam Swank's 47-yard field goal attempt with 2 seconds left missed. He had made 13 of 14 field goals before missing his last two against the Cavs.

No. 24 Tennessee 59, Louisiana-Lafayette 7

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Antonio Reynolds scored on a 70-yard interception return, Antonio Wardlow scored on a 20-yard blocked punt return for the Vols (6-3).

The win was Tennessee's most lopsided since a 70-3 homecoming victory over Louisiana-Monroe in 2000.

No. 25 Clemson 47, Duke 10

DURHAM, N.C. - Cullen Harper threw two touchdowns and ran for another, and Clemson scored 16 points in a 39-second span.

C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown, James Davis had a career-long 70-yard scoring run, Aaron Kelly caught TD passes covering 19 and 5 yards and Harper set a school record with his Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 23rd touchdown pass.