Big Ten SEC Week 13 Recap: 7 OT thriller shakes up the SEC
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Texas A&M outlasts LSU in 7OT thriller
"@AggieFootball wins the game of the year!" pic.twitter.com/p50o1THzZO
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 25, 2018
In the highest-scoring and longest game in NCAA FBS history, LSU fell to Texas A&M, 74-72 in seven overtimes on Saturday at Kyle Field. The game tied or broke multiple records including:
- The seven-overtime game tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game.
- The 146 combined points are the most in an FBS game in NCAA history.
- The 74 points LSU allowed are the most ever given up by a ranked team.
- It was the first game in the AP poll era in which both teams scored 70 points.
LSU appeared to have the game won in regulation leading the Aggies 31-24, but a video review nullified an interception and gave Texas A&M the opportunity to force overtime with a last-second touchdown that tied the game at 31.The teams traded field goals and touchdowns through six overtimes until Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow ran for a 10-yard touchdown to put LSU up 72-66 in the seventh overtime. However, Burrow’s 2-point conversion throw failed, leaving the door open for the Aggies. Burrow finished the game 25-of-38 for 270 yards with three touchdowns while rushing 29 times for 100 yards and three more scores.
Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond answered Burrow’s run and connected with Quartney Davis on a 17-yard throw to tie the game at 72. Mond then completed a 2-point conversion to Kendrick Rogers to seal the win for the Aggies. Mond threw for 287 yards and six touchdowns on the day.
Kentucky rolls past Louisville
Kentucky scored touchdowns on all of its five first-half drives as the Wildcats cruised to a 56-10 victory over the Louisville Cardinals. With the win, the Wildcats secured their first nine-win regular season since 1977. Kentucky also took the lead in the all-time series with the Cardinals, as the Wildcats now hold a 16-15 edge over their in-state rival.
Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson led the charge on Saturday, as he accounted for 340 yards and four total touchdowns. Wilson completed 17 of 23 passes for 261 yards and three scores and rushed for 79 and a touchdown. Running back Benny Snell Jr. also added two touchdowns and 100 yards on the ground.
Despite the loss, the Cardinals registered their second highest rushing total of the season with 226 yards on the ground. The 226 yards also marked the second highest total allowed by Kentucky this season, which entered the game allowing just 136.6 yards per game.
Ohio State cruises against Michigan
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— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 26, 2018
Ohio State clinched a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game with a 62-39 victory over Michigan on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes have now won their last seven matchups against the Wolverines, and the 62 points marked the most in a game against their rival.
Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw for 318 yards and five touchdowns as he broke a pair of Big Ten single season records. Haskins passed Drew Brees who help the record for touchdowns in a season (39) and broke Curtis Painter’s record of 3,985 passing yards. Haskins has 41 touchdowns and 4,003 passing yards on the season.
Ohio State will travel to Indianapolis next weekend to face Northwestern for the Big Ten title, while Michigan awaits its bowl destination.
Northwestern beats Illinois
For the fourth season in a row, Northwestern defeated Illinois to claim the Land of Lincoln Trophy, as the Wildcats defeated the Illini 24-16. The win gave the Wildcats their 11th straight victory over their West Division foes and its 15th win in its last 16 Big Ten games overall, matching the best 16-game conference stretch in program history
After Illinois cut the NU lead to just one in the second quarter, the Wildcats scored 17 unanswered points to take a commanding 24-6 lead early in the third. The Wildcats run game was a big reason for the Cats offensive success, as Isaiah Bowser led the way with a career-high 166 rushing yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the season.
Despite Northwestern’s success on offense, the Wildcats defense sealed the win, as linebacker Paddy Fisher came up a key fourth-quarter pick. With Illinois threatening in the red zone, Fisher intercepted Illinois quarterback A.J. Bush’s pass to give the ‘Cats the ball at their own 20-yard line. Northwestern was then able to run out the clock and close out the regular season with a victory.
The Wildcats return to action next week to take on Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Penn State cruises past Maryland
A strong defensive showing and a balanced offensive attack helped Penn State roll past Maryland on Saturday, as the Nittany Lions defeated the Terps, 38-3 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State continued its dominance over Maryland as the Nittany Lions are now 39-2-1 all-time against the Terps.
The Nittany Lions racked up 565 total yards and held Maryland to 259, including a 310-74 edge in rushing yards. Penn State has now held it last three opponents (Wisconsin, 269; Rutgers, 234; Maryland, 259) to less than 300 yards of total offense.
With the win, Trace McSorley is now Penn State’s all-time winningest quarterback. McSorely finished the game with 230 passing yards, 64 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Running back Miles Sanders contributed to the cause with 128 rushing yards and averaged 9.1 yards per carry, while Ricky Slade added two rushing touchdowns.
Vote for the Play of the Week!
Week 13 was filled with memorable plays and moments in the Big Ten and SEC. Here were two of our favorites. Make sure you vote for the best in the poll below
1.) Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond tosses a pass to Kendrick Rogers who overcomes a bobble and hauls in a one-handed catch.
In the wildest SEC game of the year, the most insane play was made by Kendrick Rogers. This catch may go down in Texas A&M lorepic.twitter.com/Hrxx7n0FM9
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) November 25, 2018
2.) Michigan’s Shea Patterson lobs a pass to Nico Collins who makes an incredible leaping back shoulder catch.
Here’s the Nico Collins touchdown catch.
What a grab by the Michigan wide receiver. pic.twitter.com/bh4GkqmqQw
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 24, 2018
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