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LSU survives against Arkansas 20-13

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR (WAFB) -

No. 8 LSU held on to beat Arkansas 20-13 in the "Battle for the Golden Boot."

The Tigers (10-2, 6-2) went up by seven points late in the game over the Razorbacks on a 28-yard field goal by Drew Alleman.

The Razorbacks (4-8, 2-6) pulled within four points on a 17-yard field goal by John Henson earlier in the fourth quarter.

They scored their first touchdown of the game on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Wilson to wide receiver Mekale Mckay in the third quarter.

The second touchdown of the game for the Tigers came on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Hill. It was set up by an 87-yard kick return by Michael Ford.

Arkansas finally scored in the game with a 25-yard field goal by Henson in the third quarter.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger fired a dart and wide receiver Jarvis Landry hauled it in for a 22-yard one-handed touchdown reception a little before halftime.

The Tigers got on the board in the first quarter with a 49-yard field goal by Alleman.

The Razorbacks turned the ball over twice in the opening quarter. The second led to the field goal for the Tigers.

Arkansas was moving the ball well on its opening drive when Dennis Johnson fumbled and LSU recovered. Later, LSU cornerback Tharold Simon intercepted Wilson.

It was LSU's first ever win in Fayetteville. The last time the Tigers had played there was in 1992.

LSU still has dreams of playing in the SEC championship. The Tigers still have a chance of playing in the SEC championship game and a BCS bowl game.

In order for LSU to represent the West in the SEC championship game, Alabama must lose to Auburn in the Iron Bowl and Texas A&M must defeat Missouri.

Which bowl game do you think LSU will go to?

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