Foul foul foul
South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger earned personal fouls on three consecutive plays but scored on a 69-yard interception return on the third play in the No. 8 Gamecocks' 38-20 home victory over Arkansas on Saturday. Swearinger was flagged for a horse-collar tackle, then for a shot to the head of Arkansas' Javontee Herndon. Then after his TD, which made it 31-10, he threw the ball in the stands, drawing his third straight personal foul.
LSU keeps pace
Zach Mettenberger passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 7 LSU (8-2, 4-2) kept alive faint hope of a Southeastern Conference title with a 37-17 victory over No. 21 Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) in Baton Rouge.
College football stories
Hogan spurs Stanford
Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and host No. 14 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 11 Oregon State, 27-23.
Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) the ball at the Beavers' 29, the only Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) turnover. Hogan hit tight end Zach Ertz for a 13-yard TD for the go-ahead score.
Nebraska comes back
Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska's first lead, and the No. 16 Cornhuskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season in a 32-23 victory over Penn State (6-4, 4-2). Ameer Abdullah ran for 116 yards on a career-high 31 carries, and Martinez ran for 104 yards.
Devin Gardner heaved a 53-yard pass to Roy Roundtree to set up Brendan Gibbons' 26-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to force overtime, then Gardner ran for a 1-yard TD in overtime as host Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) rallied from 10 points for a 38-31 victory over No. 24 Northwestern (7-3, 3-3).