Three's company atop Big Ten standings

No. 8 Ohio State and No. 11 Michigan State rallied to win and kept the chase for the Big Ten title a three-way race.

Terrelle Pryor and the Buckeyes scored in the final two minutes to beat No. 21 Iowa 20-17 and Kirk Cousins helped the Spartans score 22 fourth-quarter points in a 35-31 victory against Purdue.

No. 6 Wisconsin routed Michigan 48-28, leaving the Badgers, Buckeyes and Spartans tied atop the Big Ten with one loss heading into the final weekend of the conference season.

Wisconsin is home for Northwestern, Michigan State is at Penn State and Ohio State finishes with Michigan at home.

If there is a three-way tie, the team with the best BCS ranking earns a Rose Bowl bid. The Badgers had the upper-hand among the three in the latest BCS standings.

A two-way tie between Michigan State and Wisconsin goes to the Spartans, who beat the Badgers.

Wisconsin wins a tie with Ohio State because the Badgers beat the Buckeyes.

Ohio State and Michigan State did not play, so the BCS standings would be used to break that tie. Ohio State held the advantage there last week.

No. 5 LSU 43, Mississippi 36

At Baton Rouge, La., Jordan Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards, threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and LSU survived an upset bid by Mississippi.

LSU (10-1, 6-1 SEC) trailed 36-35 with 4:57 left when Patrick Peterson returned a kickoff 34 yards to midfield, setting up a game-winning drive that ended with Stevan Ridley's third touchdown rushing.

LSU was heavily favored, but as usual, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt found a way to make the Tigers nervous in a wild, seesaw game that featured 890 yards of offense by the two teams.

No. 18 Texas A&M 9,No. 9 Nebraska 6

At College Station, Texas, Cyrus Gray ran for a career-high tying 137 yards and Randy Bullock kicked the go-ahead field goal with about three minutes left.

Gray added a career-high 65 yards receiving in his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game.

Taylor Martinez missed the last five minutes of the first quarter and the entire second quarter after injuring his right ankle. He returned for the third quarter and played the rest of the game despite looking hobbled.

No. 12 Oklahoma State 48, Kansas 14

At Lawrence, Kan., Brandon Weeden passed for 389 yards and three touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a share of the Big 12 South title.

Weeden set the school record for total offense and Kendall Hunter had 105 yards on 22 carries to close in on another Big 12 rushing title. Wide receiver Justin Blackmon extended his own Oklahoma State records with 100 yards receiving and a touchdown catch in his 10th straight game.

No. 13 Arkansas 38,No. 22 Mississippi State 31

At Starkville, Miss., Ryan Mallett threw for 306 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Knile Davis in double overtime.

The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game in the second overtime, but Chris Relf was hit hard as he tried to complete a fourth-down pass.

No. 14 Virginia Tech 31,No. 24 Miami 17

At Miami, Ryan Williams ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 84-yarder in the fourth quarter, and Virginia Tech won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division title.

Virginia Tech (9-2, 7-0) will play for the ACC title Dec. 4, with a spot in the Orange Bowl at stake. Jayron Hosley's eighth interception of the season with 9:01 left set up Tyrod Taylor's 18-yard touchdown run that sealed the win and the Hokies' fourth divisional title since the ACC adopted the format in 2005.

No. 15 Missouri 14 Iowa State 0

At Ames, Iowa, Blaine Gabbert threw a touchdown pass and No. 15 Missouri turned a fake punt into another score.

On a chilly night in the heartland, Missouri (9-2, 5-2 Big 12) sputtered offensively for most of the game. But the Tigers' defense remained stout and they made just enough plays with the ball to deny Iowa State (5-7, 3-5) the victory it needed for bowl eligibility.

No. 16 Oklahoma 53, Baylor 24

At Waco, Texas, DeMarco Murray turned a short pass into a long touchdown and ran for another score in the opening minutes to get 16th-ranked Oklahoma off to a fast start in a victory over Baylor that kept the Sooners' Big 12 title hopes alive.

No. 17 South Carolina 69,Troy 24

At Columbia, S.C., Marcus Lattimore had three touchdowns and 102 yards rushing by halftime and South Carolina scored its most points under coach Steve Spurrier.

The Gamecocks (8-3) won the SEC East last week. With rival Clemson ahead next weekend, many in the crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium held their breath wondering if there would be a letdown.

No, 19 Nevada 52,New Mexico State 6

At Reno, Nev., Vai Taua ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and scored a third on a 79-yard pass to lead Nevada.

Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 27 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third for the Wolf Pack (10-1, 4-1 WAC).

No. 25 Utah 38, San Diego St. 34

At San Diego, Jordan Wynn threw for a career-high 362 yards and Greg Bird's blocked punt set up the go-ahead score for in a win over San Diego State.

The Utes were trailing 34-31 in the fourth quarter when Bird blocked Brian Stahovic's punt at the 10-yard line. Christian Cox recovered and ran to the 3-yard line. Eddie Wide scored from the 1 three plays later to give Utah it's first lead of the game.

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