Comeback win helps LSU climb poll

Louisiana State is back where it started in the Top 25.


The Tigers moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press poll released Sunday, right where they began the season. No. 3 Oregon also moved up a spot and was close behind LSU. The Tigers received 1,523 points and the Ducks 1,517.

Ohio State was No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week, getting 60 out of 65 first-place votes from the media panel. LSU received the other five first-place votes.

No. 4 Oklahoma and unbeaten Kansas round out the top five. The Buckeyes, Jayhawks and Hawaii, which is ranked 14th, are the remaining undefeated major college teams.

LSU benefited from Boston College's 27-17 loss to Florida State on Saturday night. The Eagles became the fourth team to lose as No. 2 this season.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Darren McFadden had 2 yards subtracted from his rushing total from Saturday night, meaning he only tied the Southeastern Conference single-game record.

McFadden was initially credited with 323 yards on 35 carries in Arkansas' 48-36 win over South Carolina, but Razorbacks spokesman Kevin Trainor said Sunday that a review of the film showed the star tailback was given too many yards. A 3-yard run by Felix Jones was mistakenly credited to McFadden, and McFadden was shortchanged a yard. McFadden is now credited with 321 yards on 34 carries. Vanderbilt's Frank Mordica rushed for 321 yards in a 1978 game.

- Arkansas named its football field after outgoing athletic director and former coach Frank Broyles at halftime of Saturday night's win. Broyles is an Augusta National Golf Club member.

GEORGIA: The Bulldogs could get senior tailback Thomas Brown back for their game against Auburn on Saturday.

Brown hasn't played since Oct. 6 because of a broken collarbone sustained Sept. 29 vs. Ole Miss.

"Thomas is coming right along," coach Mark Richt said. "He's definitely got a chance to play in this one and I think he's motivated to. ... We're going to start working him this week as if he's got a shot to play."

UCLA: QB Patrick Cowan was released from the University of Arizona Hospital emergency room late Saturday night after being treated for a concussion and collapsed lung. He is unable to fly because of the injury, so will take ground transportation back to California, probably today.



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