Weekend’s Best

Janna Hutz

Sugar Bowl Bound?: With its victory over Mississippi,
Louisiana State kept its Sugar Bowl hopes alive.

The Tigers overcame the struggles of quarterback Matt Mauck to
take the game 17-14. Mauck threw an interception on Louisiana
State’s first play, and it gave Mississippi its first
touchdown. He responded in the fourth quarter with a 53-yard strike
to Devery Henderson. Mississippi had a chance to tie the game with
4:15 left in the game but kicker Jonathon Nichols missed the
36-yarder, only his second miss all year.

Boomer Sooner: Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons did
break Ty Detmer’s single-season record for passing yards, but
his team never had a chance in the game.

Oklahoma’s defense forced 5 interceptions and Jason White
threw for 394 yards and 4 touchdowns, helping his Heisman campaign.
Oklahoma will play Kansas State in the Big 12 championship.

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