Facebook Twitter

Razorbacks’ late rally knocks off LSU 31-30

SHARE Razorbacks’ late rally knocks off LSU 31-30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Casey Dick threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to London Crawford on fourth-and-1 with 22 seconds remaining to give Arkansas a 31-30 victory over LSU on Friday night.

The Razorbacks trailed 30-14 early in the third quarter when Dick replaced his younger brother Nathan at quarterback. With the help of several LSU penalties, Arkansas slowly chipped away before converting twice on fourth down on the winning drive.

On fourth down from the LSU 24 with the clock running, the Razorbacks hastily lined up to run a play. Dick found Crawford single covered in the end zone, and the junior held on for a touchdown. His catch was in the same part of the end zone where DeCori Birmingham came down with the ball in 2002 to give Arkansas a one-point win over LSU.

That victory sent the Razorbacks to the Southeastern Conference championship game. They won't go to a bowl this season, but this victory will be remembered for a while.

LSU (7-5, 3-5) is all but assured of a trip to a minor bowl, not what the defending national champions had in mind when they started the season ranked in the top 10.