Marcus Mariota threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Josh Huff with 29 seconds left and No. 12 Oregon overcame a tenacious effort by Oregon State 36-35 Friday night in Eugene, Ore., in the 117th edition of the Civil War rivalry.

Mariota threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns -- all to Huff, who had nine catches for a season-high 186 yards -- and the Ducks (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) sealed their sixth straight 10-win season. It was also the team's sixth straight victory over the Beavers in the series.

With the Ducks holding a 24-23 lead, the Beavers scored on Sean Mannion's 4-yard pass to Tyler Anderson to pull in front 29-24 early in the fourth quarter. But Oregon answered with Mariota's fourth-and-11 pass to Huff for a 12-yard touchdown and the Ducks took a 30-29 lead with 7:56 left in the game.

Washington 27, Washington State 17: Bishop Sankey blitzed the Cougars (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) for 139 of his 200 yards rushing in the second half to become Washington's (8-4, 5-4) all-time single-season rushing leader, and the Huskies reclaimed the Apple Cup in Seattle.

After a sluggish first half, Washington put the game on the legs of its star running back and he responded to cap his record-setting junior season. Sankey bettered Corey Dillon's record of 1,695 yards set in 1996.

No. 15 LSU 31, Arkansas 27: Backup quarterback Anthony Jennings closed out LSU's regular season in Baton Rouge, La., by giving Tigers fans a big dose of hope for the future. The freshman replaced an injured Zach Mettenberger in the fourth quarter and lofted a 49-yard touchdown pass to Travin Dural with 1:15 left as No. 15 LSU 9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) pulled out a tense victory over the upset-minded Razorbacks (3-9, 0-8).

Iowa 38, Nebraska 17: Jake Rudock threw for two touchdowns, including a 24-yarder to Kevonte Martin-Manley right after Iowa (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) had stuffed Nebraska on a fake punt, and the Hawkeyes finished the regular season with a victory in Lincoln, Neb.

  • Bo Pelini says he hasn't been told if he'll return for a seventh season as Nebraska's coach and that he isn't spending any time worrying about it. "If they want to fire me, go ahead," Pelini told reporters after the Cornhuskers' loss to Iowa. "I believe in what I've done. I don't apologize to you. I don't apologize to anybody, myself or this staff.

    "My record, our record since I've been here, speaks for itself. And this program is heading in a good direction."

    The question is whether first-year athletic director Shawn Eichorst believes Pelini is moving the program in the right direction. Pelini is under contract through 2017 and makes almost $3 million per year.

    No. 17 UCF 23, USF 20: Breshad Perriman scored on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter to keep the No. 17 Knights (10-1, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) on course for a conference title and BCS bid by beating the Bulls (2-9, 2-5) in Orlando, Fla.

    Houston 34, SMU 0: John O'Korn finished 25 of 41 for 245 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston (8-4, 5-3 American) over the Mustangs (5-6, 4-3), snapping the host Cougars' three-game losing streak.