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  • Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as  quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as  quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) scores a touchdown as Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) pursues during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik reacts to a call during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban at midfield prior to their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as  quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, watches as  quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates with receiver Kevin Norwood after throwing him a 7 yard touchdown pass during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) returns an interception during the first half of a NCAA college football game as Auburn offensive lineman Chad Slade (62) pursues at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) is stopped by Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama fans cheer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is stopped by a host of Alabama players during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Visibile for Alabama is kicker Cade Foster (43), defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3), defensive back Landon Collins (26) defensive back Brent Calloway (21). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) stiff arms Alabama defender Brent Calloway (21) during a kick return during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) throws a screen pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to their NCAA college football game against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Los Angeles — Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California last night.

Everett Golson passed for 217 yards as the Fighting Irish (12-0) completed their first perfect regular season since 1988, earning a trip to Miami on Jan. 7 to play for the storied program’s first national title in 24 years.

Although they did little with flash on an electric night at the Coliseum, the Irish woke up more echoes of past Notre Dame greats with a grinding effort in this dynamic intersectional rivalry with USC (7-5), which has lost three of four.

Notre Dame’s hard-nosed defense appropriately made the decisive stand in the final minutes, keeping USC out of the end zone on four plays from the Irish 1 with 2:33 to play.

No. 2 Alabama 49
Auburn 0

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — AJ McCarron passed for four touchdowns and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years.

The Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1 SEC) clinched the Western Division title outright and a spot in the conference title game against No. 3 Georgia with the winner likely getting a national championship shot.

None of that will come as easily as this one. Auburn (3-9, 0-8) completed the worst season for any team within two years of winning an Associated Press national title.

No. 3 Georgia 42
Ga. Tech 10

Athens, Ga. — Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and Georgia stayed right in the thick of the national championship race.

The Bulldogs (11-1) extended the domination of the Yellow Jackets, beating their state rival for the 11th time in 12 meetings.

Georgia will face No. 2 Alabama for the SEC championship next Saturday. The winner of that contest will likely play in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.

No. 4 Ohio State 26
No. 20 Michigan 21

Columbus, Ohio — Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and Ohio State’s defense shut out Michigan in the second half to complete a 12-0 season.

It was a sweet win for the Buckeyes, just 6-7 last season with a loss to their archrivals in a transitional year in which they were facing heavy NCAA penalties.

Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) is ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other contenders lose. Michigan (8-4, 6-2) will now await a minor bowl bid.

No. 5 Oregon 48
No. 16 Oregon State 24

Corvallis, Ore. — Kenjon Barner ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns despite leaving the game for a time with an injury and the Ducks kept alive their hopes for a spot in the Pac-12 title game and even an outside chance at the national championship.

De’Anthony Thomas, who helped picked up the slack while Barner was on the sidelines, ran for 122 yards and three scores for the Ducks (11-1, 8-1).

No. 6 Florida 37
No. 10 Florida State 26

Tallahassee, Fla. — Mike Gillislee ran for two touchdowns and the Gators beat their rivals to stay in the national title hunt.

Florida (11-1, 7-1 SEC) came into the game fourth in the BCS standings. Florida State (10-2, 7-1 ACC) was hurt by five turnovers in the game. The Seminoles will play Georgia Tech next week in the ACC title game.

No. 14 Oklahoma 51
No. 22 Okla. State 48

Norman, Okla. — Landry Jones threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns, and Brennan Clay scored on an 18-yard run in overtime to lift Oklahoma.

The Sooners (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) never led during regulation, overcoming double-digit deficits in both halves. Backup quarterback Blake Bell tied it with 4 seconds left on a 4-yard keeper on fourth-and-1.

Pittsburgh 27
No. 21 Rutgers 6

Pittsburgh — Tino Sunseri passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his final home game as Pittsburgh overwhelmed No. 21 Rutgers.

Rutgers (9-2, 5-1) will still play No. 19 Louisville on Thursday with a Bowl Championship Series berth on the line, though the Scarlet Knights head.

UConn 23
No. 19 Louisville 20 (3ot)

Louisville, Ky. — Chad Christen’s 30-yard field goal in the third overtime gave Connecticut a 23-20 upset of No. 19 Louisville.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson set up the Huskies’ winning score by intercepting Teddy Bridgewater’s pass intended for DeVante Parker in the end zone.

The Huskies ran three plays for 12 yards before Christen’s second OT kick gave Connecticut (5-6, 2-4 Big East Conference) its second straight win.

No. 25 Utah State 45 Idaho 9

Logan, Utah — Chuckie Keeton passed for two touchdowns, Kerwynn Williams rushed for 110 yards and senior Will Davis returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown as Utah State secured its first outright conference title in 76 years.

The Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies (10-2, 6-0) also earned their first 10-win season.

The Aggies intercepted Taylor Davis three times in the first half and forced him to fumble. Williams’ 52-yard run set up Keeton’s 3-yard TD pass to Kellen Bartlett early in the third quarter for a 28-9 advantage for the Aggies.