(BATON ROUGE, LA.) — Anthony Jennings hit Travis Dural with a 49-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining, and No. 17 LSU rallied to defeat Arkansas 31-27 on Friday.
Jennings was playing in place of an injured Zach Mettenberger. The senior quarterback left the game in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury and did not return.
The freshman responded in a big way, leading the Tigers (9-3) on a 99-yard touchdown drive in the final three minutes.
“I was calm and relaxed because I knew my teammates around me had my back,” Jennings said. “I’ll always remember this because this is my first significant time playing and I executed. I couldn’t do it by myself, obviously.”
Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen tossed a pair of touchdown passes to tight end Hunter Henry, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Tigers at bay.
Arkansas (3-9) wrapped up its 2013 season with a school record nine-straight losses. They also went 0-8 in SEC play.
“I’m numb. I’m frustrated and wanted to have some good feelings heading into the offseason,” Bielema said. “I just wanted to give these seniors that Golden Boot trophy and see them run across the field. I wanted to see them celebrate. I wanted our guys to taste it.”
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