Big Ten & SEC Week 3 Recap: OSU tops TCU as LSU notches another Top-10 win
Standings and Results
AP Top 10
4. Ohio State
8. Notre Dame
T10. Penn State
LSU upsets Auburn with last second field goal
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— Saturday Down South (@SDS) September 17, 2018
As expected, this weekend’s battle between SEC West foes LSU and Auburn was a classic — one that ultimately wasn’t decided until the game’s final play, with No. 12 LSU escaping Jordan-Hare Stadium with a 22-21 victory.
After bringing his team back from a double-digit third-quarter deficit, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow led a 14-play, 52-yard game-winning drive that was capped off with a 42-yard field goal by Cole Tracy as time expired. A Citrus Bowl participant in each of the past two seasons, LSU is now 3-0 on the year with two wins coming against Top 10 opponents.
After falling behind 10-0 early, No. 7 Auburn scored 21 unanswered point to take the lead 21-10 in the third quarter thanks to rushing touchdowns from JaTarvious Whitlow and Shaun Shivers and a passing touchdown from Jarrett Stidham to Darius Slayton. LSU would fight back, however, trimming the lead to two after a 71-yard touchdown catch by Derrick Dillon followed by a failed two-point conversion.
On the ensuing Auburn drive, the LSU defense came up with a huge three-and-out to give Burrow and the LSU offense one more chance with under six minutes remaining. LSU will looks to build on its strong start to the season as the Tigers host undefeated Louisiana Tech next week. Auburn will try to bounce back after its first loss of the season when Arkansas visits Jordan-Hare on Saturday.
Wisconsin stunned by BYU
BYU handed No. 6 Wisconsin its first non-conference home loss since 2003 in a 24-21 upset at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor carried the ball 26 times for 117 yards and Cougars running back Squally Canada had 118 yards and two scores on 11 carries, as both schools played smash mouth football throughout. The lead changed multiple times throughout the game, but BYU was able to take the lead for good on Skyler Southam’s 45-yard field goal with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth.
The Badgers had one last chance to tie the game after taking over with 3:55 left, but Badgers senior kicker Rafael Gaglianone missed a 42-yard field goal attempt went wide left with 36 seconds to play, sealing the upset.
BYU will look to build on the win when it faces McNeese State next week. Wisconsin has another tough test looming as the Badgers head to Iowa to open its Big Ten schedule against the Hawkeyes.
Big second half helps Buckeyes defeat TCU
Ohio State brought the ? to No. 15 TCU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2018
Ohio State scored three touchdowns in a four-minute stretch of the third quarter Saturday, turning a eight-point deficit into a 12-point lead in the Buckeyes’ 40-28 win over TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
In Ohio State’s final game without head coach Urban Meyer — and with star defensive lineman Nick Bosa nursing a groin injury on the sidelines — TCU looked to be in control after taking a 21-13 lead early in the second half. However, Parris Campbell started the Buckeyes’ rally by taking a short pass from Dwayne Haskins, Jr. 63 yards to the house, and just over a minute later, Dre’Mont Jones returned an interception 28 yards for a score to put the Buckeyes back on top.
TCU’s next drive ended with a blocked punt, which gave the Buckeyes the ball at the Horned Frogs’ 25, and two plays later, K.J. Hill hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass to extend the Ohio State lead.
Haskins finished the game 24-of-38 passing for 344 yards and two touchdowns, while TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson completed 24 of 40 passes for 308 yards and a score and Darius Anderson had 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Horned Frogs.
Meyer will be back on the sidelines as Ohio State takes on Tulane next week, while TCU faces Texas in Austin in its first Big 12 conference matchup of the season.
Vote for the Play of the Week!
Week 3 was filled with memorable plays and moments in the Big Ten and SEC. Here were two of our favorites. Make sure you vote for the best in the poll below
1. LSU wide receiver Derrick Dillon takes a pass 71-yards to the house
DERRICK DILLON IS GONE pic.twitter.com/F3RFGLIcVW
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018
2. Dre’Mont Jones picks off a shovel pass and takes it to paydirt
When your best player (Bosa) goes down, someone else needs to step up. That’s what Dre’Mont Jones did Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/wTvzkByBUv
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) September 17, 2018