ATLANTA – Freshman Percy Harvin scored two touchdowns and Florida put up two more scores off a blocked punt and a botched return, leading the Gators to a wild 38-28 victory over Arkansas for their first Southeastern Conference crown since 2000.

Now, Florida has its eye on another prize. No. 2 Southern California, which had the inside track to face top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS championship game, blew its chance with a loss to UCLA.

The Gators (12-1) are hoping their win over Arkansas was impressive enough to vault them past third-ranked Michigan in the BCS standings. The media, coaches and computers will answer that question Sunday.

Harvin caught a 37-yard touchdown pass and broke off a 67-yard run to the end zone. Florida scored its first touchdown after Jarred Fayson broke up the middle to block a punt, then went ahead for good when Wondy Pierre-Louis fell on a fumbled punt in the end zone late in the third quarter.

Arkansas (10-3) rallied from a 17-0 deficit after being held without a touchdown in its first two appearances in the SEC title game.

No. 6 Louisville 48, UConn 17

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Brian Brohm threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns and the Cardinals (11-1, 6-1) clinched at least a share of the Big East title.

Harry Douglas caught five passes for 149 yards and two scores and Anthony Allen added two touchdowns on the ground as Louisville took control early.

Louisville’s school-record 11th regular season win, however, might not be enough to secure the Cardinals a spot in the lucrative BCS. The Cardinals need No. 15 West Virginia to beat No. 13 Rutgers on Saturday night to win the conference title outright and a likely berth in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

If the Scarlet Knights beat the Mountaineers, they would win the Big East courtesy of their 28-25 win over the Cardinals on Nov. 9, leaving Louisville hoping for one of the four at-large berths into the BCS.

Connecticut finished the season 4-8 overall and 1-6 in the Big East.

No. 16 Wake Forest 9, No. 23 Georgia Tech 6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Riley Skinner completed two long passes in his homecoming, just enough to give Wake Forest its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 36 years and send the Demon Deacons to their biggest bowl game.

Skinner threw for 201 yards, Sam Swank kicked three short field goals and Wake Forest beat Georgia Tech in the ACC title game on a soggy Saturday.

The Demon Deacons (11-2) won their second league title and first since 1970, adding another chapter to an improbable season under sixth-year coach Jim Grobe. Skinner, who grew up in Jacksonville, will be going to the Orange Bowl on Jan. 2 – the program’s biggest bowl game since the 1946 Gator Bowl.

Georgia Tech (9-4) had a chance to tie the game or take the lead, but was forced to punt. Wake Forest picked up a first down and ran out the clock.

No. 21 California 26, Stanford 17

BERKELEY, Calif. – Nate Longshore passed for 217 yards and California survived a bitter wind and stubborn Stanford in the 109th Big Game.

Justin Forsett had 67 of his 75 yards rushing in the fourth quarter as the Golden Bears (9-3, 7-2 Pac-10) barely did enough to beat the Cardinal (1-11, 1-8) for the fifth straight year in a lackluster performance by both of the Bay Area archrivals.

Tom Schneider kicked four field goals and DeSean Jackson caught seven passes for 127 yards for Cal, which hasn’t lost a Big Game since coach Jeff Tedford’s arrival in 2002. The Bears had lost seven straight to the Cardinal before the Tedford era.


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