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Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - The Florida Gators lost quarterback Jeff Driskel to an ankle injury. But thanks to a pair of scores in the final 1:42, they didn't lose the game. Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with two seconds remaining, and the seventh-ranked Gators escaped with a 27-20 win over the visiting Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Jacoby Brissett, who came on in relief of Driskel, threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Dunbar to tie the game. Florida's defense forced a three-and-out on the ensuing drive, calling a timeout to force a Louisiana punt with 13 seconds to go. Loucheiz Purifoy blocked the punt and the ball landed in the arms of Jenkins, who raced to the end zone.

Final Score: Syracuse 45, (11) Louisville 26

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Nassib threw three touchdown passes, Prince-Tyson Gulley ran for two scores and the Syracuse Orange stunned the 11th-ranked and previously unbeaten Louisville Cardinals, 45-26, at the Carrier Dome. Nassib had 246 yards on 15-of-23 passing for Syracuse (5-5, 4-2 Big East), which snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. Jerome Smith rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Teddy Bridgewater connected on 36-of-49 throws for 424 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for the Cardinals (9-1, 4-1), who entered play tied with Rutgers atop the conference standings. The Scarlet Knights beat Army in a non- conference matchup on Saturday.

Final Score: (12) South Carolina 38, Arkansas 20

Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Connor Shaw threw for 272 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead No. 12 South Carolina to a 38-20 victory over Arkansas in an SEC matchup from Williams-Brice Stadium. Shaw completed 14- of-22 attempts while throwing for two touchdowns, and added a rushing score as the Gamecocks (8-2, 6-2 SEC) closed out their conference schedule with their 10th consecutive home win. Bruce Ellington finished with 104 yards and a touchdown on five catches for South Carolina, with Mike Davis and Kenny Miles combining for 90 yards and a score in place of injured star running back Marcus Lattimore. Tyler Wilson accumulated 277 yards and two touchdowns on 26- of-41 passing for Arkansas (4-6, 2-4), but threw a pair of second-half interceptions -- one of which was returned 69 yards for a touchdown by the Gamecocks' D.J. Swearinger. The Razorbacks, who began what's been a disappointing and turbulent 2012 season ranked 10th in the nation, now need to win their remaining two games against top-25 foes Mississippi State and LSU to become bowl eligible.

Final Score: (19) Texas 33, Iowa State 7

Austin, TX (Sports Network) - David Ash completed 25-of-31 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns, lifting the 19th-ranked Texas Longhorns over the Iowa State Cyclones, 33-7. Johnathan Gray carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and two scores for the Longhorns (8-2, 5-2 Big 12), who have won four in a row. Joe Bergeron rushed for 86 yards on 12 carries. Jaxon Shipley caught eight passes for 137 yards and Mike Davis hauled in seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown for Texas, which racked up 609 yards of total offense. Steele Jantz connected on 15-of-29 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Cyclones (5-5, 2-5), who have dropped two straight.

Final Score: (24) Rutgers 28, Army 7

Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - Brandon Coleman caught two touchdown passes and No.24 Rutgers held off Army, 28-7, Saturday in Piscataway. Coleman caught Rutgers' first score on an option pass from Jawan Jamison and later hauled in the go-ahead touchdown from Gary Nova in the fourth quarter. He finished with three catches for 53 yards for the Scarlet Knights (8-1), who now stand alone atop the Big East after Syracuse shocked No.11 Louisville on Saturday. Nova completed an efficient 14-of-17 passes for 123 yards and had just one interception after throwing six in a loss to Kent State two weeks ago. Coming off a bye, Jamison rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries for Rutgers, which defeated Army for the ninth straight time. Army had success running its triple-option offense, rushing for 281 yards on the nation's fourth-ranked rushing defense, but was plagued by turnovers and missed opportunities throughout. Trent Steelman rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, Larry Dixon ran six times for 81 yards and Raymond Maples finished with 58 yards on 13 touches for Army (2-8), which was coming off a win against Air Force.

Final Score: (25) Texas Tech 41, Kansas 34 (2-OT)

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Eric Stephens Jr. ran for a touchdown and threw for another in overtime as No. 25 Texas Tech outlasted Kansas, 41-34, in double overtime. Seth Doege completed 45-of-59 passes for 476 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for the Red Raiders (7-3, 4-3), who were coming off a loss to Texas last week. Eric Ward caught 12 balls for 180 yards in the victory. Tony Pierson had 202 yards on 16 carries to pace a Kansas (1-9, 0-7) rushing attack that racked up 390 yards. James Sims added 30 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Jayhawks, who have dropped 19 straight conference games. He became the first Kansas running back ever to rush for more than 100 yards in six consecutive games. Michael Cummings threw for just 29 yards with two touchdowns on 6-of-15 efficiency in the loss.

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