Leonard Fournette, left, rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown.
College Station, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
Leonard Fournette ran for a game-high 146 yards and a touchdown as the LSU Tigers held on to defeat the Texas A&M Aggies, 23-17, in the regular-season finale for both SEC squads at Kyle Field.
Fournette carried the ball 19 times for the Tigers (8-4, 4-4 SEC) as the team generated a massive 384 yards rushing on 57 attempts, snapping a two-game slide with the effort. Quarterback Anthony Jennings converted 12-of-21 passes for 107 yards and a score, was sacked once and had one pass picked off.
The Aggies (7-5, 3-5), losers of two straight, were led by Kyle Allen who connected on 17-of-27 for 144 yards and a touchdown, but he also tossed a crucial interception in the final minutes as well.
Heisman Rankings: Week 13
Nicholas DeLorenzo, FBS Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
A late riser makes his debut in the Heisman Rankings this week after another record-breaking Saturday, but the favorites remain unchanged as we head towards the final full weekend of the regular season.
1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (last week: No. 1) -- The Ducks' quarterback held onto the top spot after yet another dominant performance in a 44-10 victory over Colorado. Mariota completed 24-of-32 passes for 323 yards - his fifth 300-yard passing performance of the season - with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He was equally dynamic on the ground, turning eight carries into 73 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run on a read-option play in the first quarter where he went into the end zone untouched after fooling the entire CU defense. Mariota, who has over 3,600 total yards, has not only been dominant, but remarkably consistent with at least 270 total yards and multiple touchdowns in every game, and his 42 touchdowns give him the Pac-12 record. Unless something catastrophic happens in the next two weeks, he's going to be the runaway winner.