This season, there was no reprieve for Auburn's John Vaughn.
Vaughn's 39-yard field goal attempt in overtime hit the left upright, giving No. 7 LSU a 20-17 win at home over No. 16 Auburn last night.
Last year, Auburn beat LSU, 10-9, on Courtney Taylor's touchdown with 1 minute 14 seconds remaining. Vaughn initially missed the extra point, but a penalty gave him a second chance. In this season's rematch, he missed five field goals, including a 49-yarder in the final seconds of regulation that would have won it.
Auburn (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) had won 13 straight against SEC opponents, one short of a school record.
LSU (5-1, 4-1) trailed 17-14 late in the fourth quarter before Chris Jackson's 44-yard kick tied it with 1:40 remaining.
LSU had the ball first in overtime, but had to settle for Jackson's 30-yard field goal after Early Doucet dropped a pass in the end zone. The LSU defense then held, setting up Vaughn's last miss.
* NORTHWESTERN 49, MICHIGAN STATE 14: Brett Basanez threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead the Wildcats in East Lansing, Mich.
The game was billed as a meeting between two of the nation's best offenses, but miscues by the Spartans (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) allowed the game to turn into a rout. Michigan State now has lost three straight, while the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1) remain in the middle of the conference title race.
Michigan State scored on the game's first possession, going 75 yards in three plays, the last an 18-yard touchdown pass from Drew Stanton to Kerry Reed. But the Spartans' mistakes -- two interceptions in the end zone, two missed field goals and a fumble that was returned for a score -- allowed the Wildcats to take a 21-7 halftime lead.
* GEORGIA 23, ARKANSAS 20: Bulldogs senior quarterback D.J. Shockley went down with a knee injury, marring No. 4 Georgia's home victory and making it unlikely he will play in a crucial game against Florida.
Shockley threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Bryan McClendon on Georgia's first possession, and Joe Tereshinski did just enough in relief to keep the Bulldogs (7-0, 5-0 SEC) on course for a spot in the conference championship game. They would likely clinch the Eastern Division title with a victory over Florida.
Arkansas (2-5, 0-4) managed to keep things close after Shockley's injury, but couldn't pull off the upset. Georgia largely turned things over to its defense, settling for three field goals by Brandon Coutu.
* NOTRE DAME 49, BRIGHAM YOUNG 23: Brady Quinn threw for 467 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, four to Maurice Stovall, to lead the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish (5-2) in South Bend, Ind.
Quinn broke the mark of five touchdown passes he set in an overtime loss against Michigan State earlier this season. He was 25-of-30 passing in the first half for a school-record 287 yards, and finished 32 of 41.
Stovall, the first Irish receiver with four touchdown receptions in a game, caught a career-high 14 passes for 207 yards. Jeff Samardzija had 10 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Stovall and Samardzija, who are both 6 feet 5, became the first Irish receivers to each have more than 10 catches in the same game.
More important than the records, though, was that after four straight home losses, each in the final minute, the Irish finally won at home. The losses included falling to Michigan State in overtime and a defeat last week when top-ranked USC scored with three seconds left to win 34-31. The other two losses were to Boston College and Pittsburgh last season.
* FLORIDA STATE 55, DUKE 24: Drew Weatherford threw two touchdown passes and backup Xavier Lee added two of his own to help the No. 11 Seminoles bounce back from their first loss of the season with a win on the road.
Greg Carr caught three of the touchdowns and third-string tailback Antone Smith ran for two scores for Florida State (6-1, 3-1 ACC), which still struggled to generate a running game against the outmanned Blue Devils (1-7, 0-5). Smith was the leading rusher with 76 yards, and 45 of those came on a spectacular run early in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.
* UCLA 51, OREGON STATE 28: Drew Olson threw for a Bruins-record six touchdowns, and Maurice Drew accounted for 250 yards and two scores for No. 8 UCLA.
The Bruins (4-0 Pac-10) are 7-0 for the first time since 1998 and only the fourth time since 1954.
Olson completed scoring throws of 43 and 20 yards to Drew, two and three yards to Marcedes Lewis, 48 yards to Ryan Moya and 46 yards to Brandon Breazell.
* OREGON 28, ARIZONA 21: In Tucson, linebacker Brent Haberly returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the No. 15 Ducks.
Oregon starting quarterback Kellen Clemens and backup Dennis Dixon were knocked out of the game on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.
Oregon (7-1, 4-1 Pac-10) built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on Clemens's 54-yard pass to Cameron Colvin, a 69-yard punt return by Justin Phinisee and a our-yard run by Jonathan Stewart.
* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 51, WASHINGTON 24: In Seattle, Matt Leinart completed 20 of 26 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns, and Reggie Bush returned a punt 84 yards for another score to lead the top-ranked Trojans to their 29th straight win.
Dwayne Jarrett caught seven passes for 95 yards and three touchdowns for USC (7-0, 4-0 Pacific-10). Jarrett has 25 touchdown receptions in 20 collegiate games.
* PENN STATE 63, ILLINOIS 10: Michael Robinson threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more -- in the first half -- and the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions gave Coach Joe Paterno his 350th victory in Champaign, Ill.
* OHIO STATE 41, INDIANA 10: Troy Smith ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the 14th-ranked Buckeyes had 240 yards rushing in Bloomington, Ind.
Ohio State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) won a conference road game for only the second time in seven games.
* WISCONSIN 31, PURDUE 20: Badgers safety Roderick Rogers returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown that sparked host No. 19 Wisconsin (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten), which became bowl eligible in Coach Barry Alvarez's 16th and final season.
* TEXAS CHRISTIAN 48, AIR FORCE 10: Jeff Ballard threw for 302 yards and two scores to help the No. 21 Horned Frogs (7-1, 5-0) remain the only undefeated team in the Mountain West Conference.
* FRESNO STATE 40, IDAHO 10: Joe Fernandez returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown, and Jaron Fairman returned a blocked punt for another score for the 24th-ranked Bulldogs.