TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Offensive opportunities were there for the taking by No. 17 Texas A&M. Mississippi State’s defense was also there to deny the Aggies at almost every turn.
The Bulldogs forced A&M into four turnovers, including three inside the red zone, and took advantage in a 42-24 victory on Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Looking for a way to get his team back on track after an upset last week, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher benched quarterback Haynes King for Max Johnson, and the LSU transfer came through to help the Aggies down the Miami on Saturday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Haynes King will start for the sixth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies in their opener against Sam Houston State Saturday.
Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday that King had won the job after vying with Max Johnson and Conner Weigman during camp.
HOUSTON (AP) — Deuce Vaughn and the Kansas State Wildcats finished a streaky season on a positive note Tuesday night with a dominant 42-20 win over short-handed LSU in the Texas Bowl.
Vaughn, a sophomore running back and first-team All-American as an all-purpose player, rushed for 146 yards on 21 carries.
TaxAct Texas Bowl: LSU (6-6) at Kansas State (7-5), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Kansas State by 4 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
HOUSTON (AP) — Quarterback Skylar Thompson will return from an ankle injury to start for Kansas State in the Texas Bowl on Tuesday night, but LSU interim coach Brad Davis won’t say who will fill that role for the Tigers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fifth-year senior quarterback Myles Brennan has decided to exit the transfer portal and return to LSU under new head coach Brian Kelly.
Brennan announced his decision with a social media post on Thursday morning, about a week after 2021 LSU starting quarterback Max Johnson announced his intention to transfer out.
Kansas State (7-5, Big 12) vs. LSU (6-6, SEC), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. ET
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A string of clutch completions by Max Johnson in little more than a minute capped coach Ed Orgeron's roller-coaster tenure at LSU with a triumphant sendoff before a jubilant Tiger Stadium crowd.
Bryce Young, Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback, hasn’t ever started against Auburn.
By that measure, if not many others, the Tigers’ new starter T.J. Finley has an edge entering Saturday’s Iron Bowl.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshman Malik Nabers had a career-high 143 yards receiving and a touchdown as LSU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 27-14 Saturday night.
Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Tigers (5-6, 2-5 SEC) continued to struggle to develop any sort of rhythm offensively, scoring only 17 points well into the third quarter against the nation’s 115th-ranked scoring defense in ULM (4-7, 2-5 Sun Belt).
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman wasn't worried about style points. He was happy to take the Razorbacks' first victory over LSU since 2015 however it came.
Arkansas’ Cam Little kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime after LSU freshman quarterback Garrett Nussmeier was intercepted by Montaric Brown earlier in the extra period, and the Razorbacks beat the Tigers 16-13 on Saturday night to take home the "Golden Boot" trophy.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The morning after then-defending national champion LSU dropped its 2020 season opener 44-34 to Mississippi State, head coach Ed Orgeron began working on a way to beat the Air Raid.
—TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State, broke Archie Griffin’s 49-year-old freshman rushing record, running for 277 yards and three as the No. 9 Buckeyes pulled away late to beat Tulsa 41-20
—Eric Barriere, Eastern Washington, set a FCS record for passing yards in a half with 487, finishing with 542 yards overall and six TDs in a 62-56 win over Western Illinois.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Max Johnson gave some young, unproven receivers a chance to show what they could do.
Their highlight-reel catches gave LSU every reason to keep them involved.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was happy to get his first victory of the season, but still knows there is plenty of work to do.
Max Johnson threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns and LSU beat McNeese 34-7 Saturday night.
While there are benefits to knowing now that sophomore Max Johnson will be LSU's starting quarterback, the Tigers also could have profited from what was expected to be a close competition for the position before Myles Brennan's recent fluke, off-the-field injury, coach Ed Orgeron said.