JaMarcus Russell threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 9 LSU held off No. 5 Arkansas 31-26 Friday, derailing the Razorbacks' slim national title hopes.
Entering the season, no one team stands out, but there are 10 teams to watch in the wide-open 2006 title chase, writes Mark Schlabach.
JaMarcus Russell threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe in overtime as fifth-ranked Louisiana State posted a 16-13 victory over fourth-ranked Alabama.
LSU enters the 2005 campaign as a legitimate national championship contender.
Jason Campbell hit Courtney Taylor for a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:14 to play and No. 15 Auburn got two chances to kick the winning extra point in a 10-9 victory over No. 4 LSU on Saturday.