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College football Week 10 top plays: LSU stuns Alabama, UCLA gets by ASU

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Week 10 of the college football season was filled with upsets, highlight plays and thrilling finishes, none better than LSU‘s miraculous win over Alabama in overtime.

No. 7 TCU and No. 2 Ohio State kicked off the action with big wins. Later, all eyes were on No. 3 Georgia, as the Bulldogs dominated No. 1 Tennessee to stay undefeated and move to 9-0. Elsewhere, Kansas pulled off a major upset at home against No. 18 Oklahoma State to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2008, while No. 24 Texas picked up a road win over No. 13 Kansas State

No. 12 UCLA closed out the night with an impressive victory over Arizona State.

Here are the top plays from Saturday’s Week 10 slate.

No. 12 UCLA 50, Arizona State 36

Making a statement

UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson got the Bruins on the board early with this stylish score.

Answering back

After Arizona State added a field goal, the Sun Devils got the ball back and marched down the field for a go-ahead touchdown, compliments of tight end Messiah Swinson.

UCLA back on top!

UCLA closed out the first quarter on a high note as Thompson-Robinson connected with Keegan Jones for a 3-yard touchdown, giving the Bruins a 14-10 lead.

Keegan strikes again

Jones put his head down and bulldozed his way into the end zone for his second score of this day. 

A strike from DTR

Thompson-Robinson threw a touchdown strike to Michael Ezeike, giving the Bruins a commanding 28-10 lead.

One-handed grab

Trailing 35-10 midway through the third quarter, Arizona State put together an impressive eight play, 75-yard drive, highlighted by this one-handed TD grab from Elijhah Badger.

No stopping Kaz!

Following ASU’s touchdown, UCLA answered right back on the very next offensive play. Kazmeir Allen showed off his speed, breaking off a huge 75-yard run for a touchdown.

UCLA’s Kazmeir Allen shows off elite speed with this 75-yard rushing TD.

Kazmeir Allen couldn’t be stopped, as he goes 75 yards to the house for the UCLA Bruins. 

Putting it away

The Sun Devils made it a one-score game with just over six minutes left, but the Bruins put it away with this touchdown run from Colson Yankoff.

No. 10 LSU 32, No. 6 Alabama 31 (OT)

Tigers on top

Things remained scoreless between these two until the second quarter, when LSU QB Jayden Daniels connected with John Emery Jr. for a dazzling 30-yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 7-0 edge.

Neck and neck

Alabama added two field goals in the first half to keep things close and make it a one-point game at the break. The Tide took the lead in the third quarter, 9-7, with their third field goal of the game …

… but the lead was short-lived, as LSU took over in the third quarter.

Better late than never

Alabama got its first touchdown of the game early in the fourth quarter to make it a one-point game, 15-14.

Showing up

Bryce Young connected with wideout Ja’Corey Brooks for a 41-yard touchdown to take the lead, 21-17, late in the final frame …

… but LSU had other plans, as Daniels linked up with tight end Mason Taylor for a touchdown with less than two minutes to spare. Then, Alabama punched in a field goal in the final seconds to send things to overtime.

Overtime magic

Alabama got in the end zone first in overtime, but LSU answered with a score on its very first play.

Then, the home team opted to take the riskier route and went for the two-point conversion for the win, and the rest is history. 

Just like that, LSU took charge of the SEC West, while Alabama was left with two or more losses in the regular season for the first time since 2019.

No. 24 Texas 34, No. 13 Kansas State 27

Starting off with a bang

Bijan Robinson broke off for a wild 36-yard touchdown run to get the Longhorns on the board early.

Bijan Robinson’s 36-yard touchdown rush gets Texas on the board

Bijan Robinson breaks free for a 36-yard touchdown rush to put Texas up early.

Knotted up

Kansas State QB Adrian Martinez linked up with Deuce Vaughn for a 28-yard score to tie the game.

Wildcats’ Adrian Martinez finds Deuce Vaughn with the touchdown pass down the middle of the field

Adrian Martinez finds running back Deuce Vaughn on a smooth touchdown pass.

Double trouble

Quinn Ewers and Xavier Worthy were the stars of the second quarter, connecting for two scores in the corner of the end zone that lifted the Longhorns to a 21-point lead heading into the half.

Quinn Ewers hits Xavier Worthy in corner of end zone

Quinn Ewers connects with Xavier Worthy to boost Texas’ lead in the first half.

Clawing back

Kansas State came up with two second-half touchdowns to pull within seven points early in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to pull off a comeback, and things ended with the Longhorns picking up a road win.

Adrian Martinez finds Kade Warner down the middle for TD

Adrian Martinez finds wide receiver Kade Warner down the middle for the 25-yard touchdown against the Longhorns to shrink their lead to 31-24.

No. 3 Georgia 27, No. 1 Tennessee 13

Off to the races

Tennessee was first on the board in this one after Georgia fumbled on its opening drive, but the Bulldogs bounced back in a big way — charging downfield and coming up with two first-quarter touchdowns.

First, QB Stetson Bennett punched one in himself to give the home team a 7-3 edge.

Stetson Bennett rushes to the pylon for the TD

Stetson Bennett’s rushing TD gives the Bulldogs a 7-3 lead over the Volunteers.


Then, a picture-perfect 75-yard punt and a questionable safety no-call set the stage for another Bulldogs score, as Ladd McConkey reeled in a 37-yard pass from Bennett to give Georgia a double-digit lead.

Ladd McConkey TD gives Georgia a 14-3 lead over Tennessee

A perfect punt, a questionable safety no-call and an immediate score from Ladd McConkey somehow gives Georgia a 14-3 lead over Tennessee in the first frame.

Third Time’s the Charm

Georgia came up with its third touchdown of the first half, thanks to Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint‘s all-out effort.

The Bulldogs would go on to win, 27-13, putting an end to Tennessee’s perfect season.

Stetson Bennett drives right down the field for another TD to give Georgia a commanding 21-3 lead

Stetson Bennett drives right down the field for another TD to give the Georgia Bulldogs a commanding 21-3 lead over the Tennessee Volunteers.

Kansas 37, No. 18 Oklahoma State 16

Ground game strong

Kansas jumped out to an early lead thanks to Devin Neal‘s fancy footwork on this 31-yard touchdown run.

Devin Neal breaks loose for a 31-yard touchdown

Devin Neal took off for a 31-yard TD, giving Kansas the lead vs. Oklahoma State.

Bouncing back

Oklahoma State answered in the second quarter with a score of its own, as QB Garret Rangel connected with Stephon Johnson in the corner of the end zone. Just like that, it was a three-point game.

Garret Rengel finds Stephon Johnson for an 8-yard score

Garret Rengel found Stephon Johnson for an 8-yard TD to keep things close.

When it rains, it pours

There was no stopping Kansas after that, as QB Jason Bean popped off for a monster 73-yard touchdown run.

Jason Bean rushes for a 73-yard touchdown

Jason Bean took off fo a 73-yard touchdown to extend Kansas’ lead, 17-7.

For good measure

Bean followed that up with a quick touchdown pass to Lawrence Arnold to make it 24-7 ahead of the break.

Kansas’ Jason Bean extends the Jayhawks’ lead, 24-7

Jason Bean found Lawrence Arnold for an 8-yard touchdown ahead of halftime.

All gas, no brakes 

Kansas started the second half the same way it ended the first — by scoring. Bean found fullback Jared Casey for a short touchdown to put the Jayhawks up 31-7.

Jason Bean finds Jared Casey in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown to extend Kansas’ lead 31-7

Jason Bean found Jared Casey in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown. The Kansas Jayhawks lead 31-7 over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Too little, too late

Oklahoma State added a fourth-quarter touchdown, courtesy of Jaden Nixon, but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback, as the Cowboys fell on the road.

No. 7 TCU 34, Texas Tech 24

Returning all the way

After forcing a quick stop on Texas Tech‘s opening drive, TCU got the quick score when Derius Davis returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to put the Horned Frogs up 7-0 less than two minutes into the game.

Derius Davis takes the punt return 82 yards for a TD

TCU took the lead over Texas Tech Red after Derius Davis’ 82-yard punt return TD.

No one stopping him

Jerand Bradley caught a pass over the middle and had plenty of daylight in front of him en route to scoring a 47-yard touchdown to tie the game.

Behren Morton completes a 47-yard TD pass to Jerand Bradley

Texas Tech’s Behren Morton completes a 47-yard pass to Jerand Bradley for a TD.

Upset watch

J.J. Sparkman came down with the tough, contested 33-yard touchdown catch to give Texas Tech a 17-13 lead in the third quarter.

Tyler Shough completes 33-yard TD pass to J.J. Sparkman

Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough completes a 33-yard pass to J.J. Sparkman for a touchdown. The Red Raiders hold onto a 17-13 lead against the Horned Frogs.

Finding the end zone

TCU’s high-powered offense scored its first touchdown of the day in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter when Kendre Miller scored on the short run to give the Horned Frogs a 20-17 lead.

Kendre Miller finds a hole in Texas Tech’s defense and punches it in

Kendre Miller finds a hole in Texas Tech’s defense to take the lead, 20-17.

Pulling away?

After stopping the Red Raiders on fourth down, Max Duggan threw his first touchdown pass of the day, connecting with Davis for a 23-yard score to put the Horned Frogs up 27-17 in the fourth quarter.

TCU takes a 27-17 lead after Max Duggan hits Derius Davis on a 23-yard TD

The TCU Horned Frogs take a 27-17 lead after Max Duggan connects with Derius Davis on a 23-yard TD pass.

Separation is natural

TCU scored a third consecutive touchdown in the fourth quarter, this time on a 16-yard pass from Duggan to an open Emari Demercado. TCU, which trailed at the beginning of the frame, had doubled up Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders went on to score late in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback, and things ended there, 34-24.

Duggan throws another TD

Max Duggan found Emari Demercado in the end zone for a 16-yard score, allowing TCU to extend their lead, 34-17, against Texas Tech.

No. 2 Ohio State 21, Northwestern 7

Wild start

Northwestern, a huge underdog in this matchup, surprised the No. 3-ranked Buckeyes by taking the lead at the end of the first quarter, 7-0, courtesy of Evan Hull scoring on a trick-play touchdown run.

Finding a rhythm

The nation’s second-highest scoring offense only mustered up seven points in the first half against Northwestern, scoring its lone touchdown shortly before halftime on a run from Emeka Egbuka

Celebrating in the rain

Miyan Williams rushed into the end zone from 27 yards out to give Ohio State a 14-7 lead in the third quarter, its first of the day. To celebrate, Williams did some snow angels in the wet Evanston weather.

It wasn’t pretty, but not all wins have to be. Williams tacked on another second-half score as the Buckeyes earned a 21-7 win on the road.


Superstar outing

SMU QB Tanner Mordecai had a standout performance against Houston, putting up 10 total touchdowns (nine passing, one rushing) en route to a dominant 77-63 win — the highest-scoring regulation game in FBS history.

History in the making

Notre Dame was unstoppable — to the shock of many — against No. 4 Clemson, shutting out the Tigers at home through three quarters.

Notre Dame cornerback Benjamin Morrison picked off QB DJ Uiagalelei and returned it 96 yards to the house to make it 28-0.

No quit

Rutgers receiver Sean Ryan reeled in a jaw-dropping touchdown reception from QB Gavin Wimsatt before halftime, giving the home team the lead and plenty of style points.

Rutgers’ Sean Ryan snags OUTRAGEOUS TD vs. Michigan

Sean Ryan makes an impressive TD reception before halftime for Rutgers.

Coming through!

Illinois QB Tommy DeVito linked up with Isaiah Williams for a 60-yard touchdown early against Michigan State.

Illinois’ Tommy DeVito finds Isaiah Williams on a 60-yard TD

Illinois took the lead after Tommy DeVito found Isaiah Williams on a 60-yard TD.

Light work

Double coverage? No problem for Michigan State wideout Jayden Reed, who reeled in a tough touchdown to extend the Spartans’ lead, 23-7.

Jayden Reed snags a TD through double coverage

Jayden Reed’s tough score extends Michigan State’s lead over No. 16 Illinois.

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