Iowa held on to defeat Mississippi State, and Kentucky capped its best year since 1977 with a win over Penn State.
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Zac Thomas had two long touchdown runs, Darrynton Evans set up another score with a 97-yard kickoff return and Appalachian State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 30-19 in the Sun Belt Conference championship game on Saturday.
Andre Nunez passed for three touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette survived a missed field goal attempt as time expired to beat UL Monroe 31-28, clinching the Sun Belt Conference West Division title on Saturday.
Elijah Mitchell had 104 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 12 carries and Ja'Marcus Bradley had three TD receptions to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat South Alabama 48-38 on Saturday night.
Raymond Calais and Elijah Mitchell each rushed for 100-plus yards, with Calais scoring three times, and Louisiana-Lafayette used a big fourth quarter to beat Georgia State 36-22 on Saturday.
Damion Willis had 10 catches for 213 yards, B.J. Smith set a school record with his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game and Troy remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play with a 26-16 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Trey Ragas ran for the winning score and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 47-43 on Saturday night.