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Buckeyes end season with perfect mark

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and No. 4 Ohio State’s defense shut out 20th-ranked Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 victory on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.

It was a sweet win for the Buckeyes, just 6-7 last season with a loss to their archrivals in a transitional year in which they were facing heavy NCAA penalties. After Urban Meyer took the job as head coach a year ago, they were socked with a bowl ban after this season — and still ran the table.

Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) is ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other contenders lose. Michigan (8-4, 6-2) will now await a minor bowl bid.

Drew Basil matched his season output with four field goals and the defense did the rest, forcing three turnovers in the second half.

It was played before 105,899, the largest crowd ever to witness “The Game” in Columbus.

#2 ALABAMA………………..49

AUBURN………………………..0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron passed for four touchdowns and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores to lead the Crimson Tide to a beatdown of rival Auburn in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years.

The Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) clinched the Western Division title outright and a spot in the conference title game against No. 3 Georgia with the winner likely getting a national championship shot.

#3 GEORGIA………………..42

GEORGIA TECH…………….10

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and No. 3 Georgia stayed right in the thick of the national championship race.

The Bulldogs (11-1) extended the domination of the Yellow Jackets, beating their state rival for the 11th time in 12 meetings.

#5 OREGON…………………48

#16 OREGON ST…………..24

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kenjon Barner ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns despite leaving the game for a time with an injury, and Oregon defeated Oregon State in the Civil War on Saturday — keeping alive the Ducks’ hopes for a spot in the Pac-12 title game and even an outside chance at the national championship.

CONNECTICUT……………..23

#19 LOUISVILLE….20, 3 OTs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chad Christen’s 30-yard field goal in the third overtime gave Connecticut an upset of Louisville.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson set up the Huskies’ winning score by intercepting Teddy Bridgewater’s pass intended for DeVante Parker in the end zone.FRIDAY

#8 LSU………………………..20

ARKANSAS…………………..13

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jarvis Landry made a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch and No. 8 LSU kept its BCS hopes alive.

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.

#17 NEBRASKA…………….13

IOWA…………………………….7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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.

Alonzo Whaley’s interception with 2:11 left sealed the victory. The Huskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will face off against Wisconsin next Saturday in Indianapolis.

#23 KENT STATE………….28

OHIO…………………………….6

KENT, Ohio (AP) — 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.

#24 N. ILLINOIS……………49

E. MICHIGAN…………………7

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Lynch ran for 107 yards and Akeem Daniels scored a career-best four touchdowns as the Huskies won their 11th straight game.

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