Louisville 32, Vir­ginia 25

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

La­mar Jack­son floated a 29yard touch­down pass to Jaylen Smith with 13 sec­onds left and Louisville sur­vived a fre­netic fin­ish.

Jack­son’s fourth touch­down pass kept the Car­di­nals (7-1, 5-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off pic­ture, and couldn’t have hurt the Heis­man Tro­phy fron­trun­ner’s can­di­dacy. Vir­ginia (2-6, 1-3) scored with 1:57 re­main­ing and used a 2-point con­ver­sion to take a 25-24 lead.

Jack­son did not have one of his best days, get­ting sacked five times and turn­ing the ball over twice, but on the fi­nal drive, he ran for 18 yards, hit Cole Hiku­tini in traf­fic for 5 yards on fourth-and-3 and ran twice more for 16 yards be­fore hit­ting Smith in the end zone. two key third downs on a game-seal­ing drive.

Af­ter be­ing up­set by Penn State last week, the Buck­eyes strug­gled against an­other multi-touch­down un­der­dog. The Buck­eyes (71, 4-1 Big Ten) punted on five straight drives in one stretch, but re­sponded to North­west­ern ty­ing it at 17 with a touch­down drive, capped by Sa­muel.

North­west­ern (4-4, 3-2) then got to the Ohio State 3, but set­tled for Jack Mitchell’s 33-yard field goal to close to 24-20 with 3:31 left.

Bar­rett was 21 for 32 for 223 yards, but didn’t com­plete a pass over 19 yards un­til the fourth quar­ter. Mike We­ber rushed 14 times for 87 yards and two touch­downs. field goal with 46 sec­onds left and Texas up­set Bay­lor to hand the Bears their first loss.

For the sec­ond straight sea­son, coach Char­lie Strong and the Longhorns (4-4, 2-4 Big 12) beat Bay­lor (6-1, 3-1). This time Texas also dealt a blow to the Big 12’s hopes of putting a team in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off. Both of the con­fer­ence’s re­main­ing un­beaten teams lost Satur­day, with No. 10 West Vir­ginia go­ing down at Ok­la­homa State.

D’Onta Fore­man rushed for a ca­reer-best 250 yards and two touch­downs for the Longhorns, They scored with 7:03 left on 7-yard pass from Shane Buechele to An­drew Beck to make it 34-32. The Bears stuffed Ty­rone Swoopes try­ing to run for a 2-point con­ver­sion.

Seth Rus­sell had 364 yards pass­ing and run­ning and ac­counted for three touch­downs for Bay­lor.

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