Auburn's hopes of reaching the Southeastern Conference championship game took a major blow before the kickoff last night.
The Tigers didn't let it get them down.
Devin Aromashodu turned a fourth-down pass into a 63-yard gain, setting up John Vaughn's 20-yard field goal with six seconds remaining that gave No. 15 Auburn a thrilling 31-30 victory over ninth-ranked Georgia in Athens, Ga.
The Tigers (8-2, 6-1) were hoping hated rival Alabama would remain unbeaten, setting up a head-to-head showdown for the Western Division title next week at Auburn.
But the Crimson Tide lost to LSU, 16-13, in overtime shortly before the Auburn-Georgia game kicked off, putting the Bayou Bengals in control of the division race.
Georgia (7-2, 5-2) is actually in better shape despite the loss. Helped out by South Carolina's upset of Florida, the Bulldogs can still claim a spot in the SEC's Dec. 3 championship game with a win over lowly Kentucky next week.
* CLEMSON 35, FLORIDA STATE 14: Charlie Whitehurst completed 21 of 32 passes a week after resting his sore shoulder, and Chansi Stuckey had 11 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the host Tigers (6-4, 4-4 ACC).
The win gave Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden his second win over dad Bobby in their last three games.
The Seminoles (7-3, 5-3) gained just 226 yards as they lost for the second game in a row and the third time in their last five.
* TEXAS 66, KANSAS 14: Vince Young became the Longhorns' career total offense leader with 281 yards passing and a career-high four touchdown passes as the No. 2 Longhorns won at home.
Young threw scoring passes of 45 yards and 64 yards to Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby, and Aaron Ross returned a punt 71 yards as Texas built a 52-0 lead by halftime, tying the school record for most points in a half.
Texas (10-0, 7-0) ran its winning streak to 17 games and earned its first berth in the Big 12 championship game since 2001.
Young's 8,269 total career yards breaks the school record of 8,059, set by Major Applewhite (1998-2001).
Kansas fell to 5-5, 2-2.
* MIAMI 47, WAKE FOREST 17: Kyle Wright tied a school record with five touchdown passes, Charlie Jones ran for two more scores and the No. 3 Hurricanes stayed on track for a spot in the first ACC championship game by winning in Winston-Salem, N.C.
A week after a surprisingly easy victory at Virginia Tech, Miami (8-1, 5-1 ACC) used a quick-strike offense to avoid a letdown in its first visit to Groves Stadium since 1971.
The Demon Deacons (4-7, 3-5) completed their third straight losing season with an inspired effort, taking a 17-14 lead late in the second quarter on a seven-yard run by Chris Barclay.
* MICHIGAN 41, INDIANA 14: Chad Henne had three touchdown passes in the first half as the No. 21 Wolverines built a huge lead and coasted to the win at home.
"When you're favored and you have the game like the next one in front of you, it's easy to get distracted," Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr said.
The Wolverines (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their fourth straight, avoiding a letdown coming off a bye and heading into the regular season finale at home against Ohio State.
Indiana (4-6, 1-6) fell out of bowl contention with its fifth consecutive loss.
* OHIO ST. 48, NORTHWESTERN 7: In Columbus, Ohio, Troy Smith ran for two touchdowns and linebacker A.J. Hawk returned a blocked punt for another score to lead the No. 10 Buckeyes to their fifth straight victory.
Ohio State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) needs to win next week's annual showdown with rival Michigan to clinch at least a share of the conference title.
The No. 25 Wildcats fell to 6-4, 4-3.
* OKLAHOMA STATE 24, TEXAS TECH 17: Al Pena scored on a one-yard run with 23 seconds remaining to stave off a rally by the No. 13 Red Raiders and give the Cowboys the win in Stillwater, Okla.
It was the first Big 12 win for Oklahoma State (4-5, 1-5) and spoiled Texas Tech's hopes of its first 10-win season since 1976.
Texas Tech fell to 8-2 and 5-2.
* IOWA 20, WISCONSIN 10: Albert Young ran for 127 yards, and the visiting Hawkeyes ruined Barry Alvarez's going away party against the No. 19 Badgers.
Alvarez, who will step down after this season but remain as Wisconsin's athletic director, built a program over the past 16 seasons that has been known for a punishing running game and a solid defense. But Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) dominated both sides of the ball in the final three quarters.
Wisconsin fell to 8-3, 5-3.
* UCLA 45, ARIZONA STATE 35: Drew Olson threw for 510 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 14 Bruins won at home.
UCLA (9-1, 6-1 Pac-10) rebounded from its stunning 52-14 loss at Arizona a week earlier with another explosive offensive performance.
The Sun Devils (5-5, 3-4) got a 334-yard, three-touchdown pass performance from redshirt freshman Rudy Carpenter.
* TCU 51, UNLV 3: Quentily Harmon caught a touchdown pass, and Cory Rodgers ran for another as the No. 18 Horned Frogs won at home.
TCU (10-1, 8-0 Mountain West Conference) has won nine straight games. The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-8, 1-6.
* IOWA STATE 30, COLORADO 16: Steve Paris returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown, and defensive tackle Brent Curvey rumbled 66 yards for a score with an interception to secure the Hawkeyes' win at home.
Iowa State (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) stayed in the running for a share of the North division championship with its fourth straight victory on a blustery night and prevented Colorado (7-3, 5-2) from clinching the division.