With 35 seconds remaining, LSU (6-0, 4-0) lined up for a game-tying, 52-yard field goal, but holder Drew Alleman threw a no-look pitch over his head to place-kicker Josh Jasper. The ball bounced, Jasper scooped it up on a hop and ran for the first down.
The play was reviewed to determine if it was a forward pass, which would have been incomplete and ended LSU's hopes, but the ruling on the field stood.
NO. 8 AUBURN 37, KENTUCKY 34
In Lexington, Ky., Cam Newton drove Auburn into position for Wes Byrum's 24-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Tigers past Kentucky.
Newton ran for a career-high 198 yards and four touchdowns and deftly guided the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) 88 yards in the final 7:22 after the Wildcats had tied it at 34.
NO. 11 ARKANSAS 24, TEXAS A&M 17
In Arlington, Texas, Ryan Mallett threw three touchdown passes in the first half then struggled to do anything else, and safety Tramain Thomas intercepted a pass in the end zone on the game's final play to give Arkansas a victory over Texas A&M.
Mallett was 27 of 38 for 310 yards, with an interception.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 47, HOUSTON 24
In Houston, Vick Ballard ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns and Mississippi State rushed for 409 yards in a win.
The Bulldogs (4-2) held Houston's offense to 47 yards rushing and snapped the Cougars' 18-game home winning streak.
Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf ran for 96 yards and a touchdown before leaving in the third quarter with an injury.
The Bulldogs ran 80 plays and finished the game with 538 total yards.
VANDERBILT 52, EASTERN MICHIGAN 6
In Nashville, Tenn., quarterback Larry Smith threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as Vanderbilt rolled to a one-sided victory over Eastern Michigan.
The Commodores (2-3) scored 24 points in the second quarter, including 17 in the last seven minutes of the half, as they snapped a nine-game losing streak at home.