LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Ticker) -- A berth in the Southeastern Conference championship game is up for grabs when 17th-ranked Louisiana State visits Arkansas on Friday to decide the SEC West title.
The winner will meet No. 5 Georgia, which already clinced the SEC East Division, on December 7 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
LSU (8-3, 5-2), which has a one-game lead over Arkansas, will capture the outright division crown with a victory. An Arkansas triumph would create a three-way tie with LSU and Auburn, but the Razorbacks would win the division with three losses based on wins over the other two teams.
Alabama leads the SEC West at 6-2 but is ineligible for postseason play because it is on NCAA probation.
LSU, which won the SEC title last season, rebounded form a 31-0 loss to Alabama two weeks ago to edge Mississippi State, 14-13, last week.
Cornerback Demetrius Hoofkin's interception off the helmet of fullback Tremaine Turner deep in the LSU red zone set up Marcus Randall's 27-yard touchdown pass to Michael Clayton with 6:34 remaining as the Tigers rallied to keep their alive their aspirations of a second straight SEC title.
Cornerback Corey Webster sealed the win by intercepting Eli Manning inside the LSU 30 with 2:09 remaining.
Arkansas (8-3, 4-3) has won five straight games after losing three of its first six.
Last week, the Razorbacks defeated Mississippi State, 26-19, behind 121 rushing yards by De'Arrius Howard, who recorded his first 100-yard game on 25 carries.
LSU is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Arkansas but is 0-1 in Fayetteville, losing, 14-3, two years ago. The Tigers won last year at home, 41-38, as LaBrandon Toefield rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns.
Toefield returned to the lineup last Saturday after been sidelined since early October with a broken left arm. He carried six times for 22 yards.