LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Kentucky's celebration was a bit premature.
Marcus Randall threw a 75-yard "Hail Mary" touchdown pass to Devery Henderson as time expired to lift No. 14 Louisiana State to a wild 33-30 triumph over Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.
Kentucky scored twice in the final three minutes to take a three-point lead. Jared Lorenzen threw a 44-yard TD pass to Aaron Boone and Taylor Begley kicked a 29-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a 30-27 lead.
LSU ran one play before Randall's pass tipped off the hands of two Kentucky defenders and into the arms of a striding Henderson, who cruised into the end zone from the 15 to spoil a celebration already started by the Kentucky fans.
"We always say to play for the full 60 minutes and this is why," LSU coach Nick Saban said. "Two seconds left and we have a 75-yard play. We go over that play every Thursday at the end of practice. It's not a unique play - you're just lucky when it happens to be tipped to your guy. I've been on the other side of it before, as a defensive coordinator, so I guess this evens things up. I'm proud of our guys for battling there at the end."
Henderson seemed as surprised as anyone on the field that the ball landed in his hands.
"It was like a dream, I can't believe it still," Henderson said. "I was just thinking get where you are supposed to be, and if something happens then it happens. I saw it get tipped, then I just reached out my hands and there it was."
The Wildcats had already drenched coach Guy Morriss with water from a cooler before LSU scored.
"I think our kids were just having some fun," Morriss said. "I would have gotten really upset about it if it had been a defensive player because the defense still had to go back on the field. I think it was a couple of offensive players who just felt good about doing their job."
Players on both sides were stunned by the outcome.
"I was on the sidelines about to untuck my shirt," LSU safety Norman LeJeune said. "Then I thought we still have two seconds left. Marcus rolled out, broke a tackle, and threw it up. Next thing I know we are rushing the field. It was unbelievable."
Wildcats wide receiver Derek Abney saw it differently.
"It's almost surreal," Abney said. "We felt like we had it won. It blows my mind that we lost."
Randall finished 10-for-23 for 264 yards without an interceptions and a career-high three scores. Henderson had five receptions for 201 yards for the Tigers (7-2, 4-1 SEC West), who bounced back from a lopsided loss to Auburn two weeks ago.
"We were fortunate to win this game," Saban said. "We didn't dominate them like I thought we should have - there was no knockout punch. We just didn't look that good in the second half."
Lorenzen was 12-of-26 for 210 yards and four touchdowns and Boone caught three passes for 112 yards and three scores, but the Wildcats (6-4, 2-4 SEC East) lost their third straight home game.
"If you threw the ball a thousand times, you might complete it once, much less for a touchdown," Lorenzen said of the final play. "We've just got to finish. We learned today that you've got to play 60 minutes."
Artose Pinner ran for 143 yards on 27 carries to become Kentucky's fifth 1,000-yard rusher. Pinner topped 100 yards in a game for the seventh time this season, tying a single-season record set by Moe Williams in 1995.
LSU's Donnie Jones had a school-record 86-yard punt in the second quarter.
Lorenzen gave Kentucky a 7-0 lead with 6:19 left in the first quarter with a 43-yard TD pass to Boone.
But Henderson, who won an NCAA national title with the track and field team earlier this year, took a shovel pass from Randall and raced 70 yards to tie the game with 12:33 left in the second.
It was the first career TD pass for Randall, who became the Tigers' quarterback before the October 12 game against South Carolina after an injury to Matt Mauck.
Later, Henderson jumped over two defenders to catch a 30-yard pitch from Randall with five seconds remaining in the quarter, allowing LSU to take a 14-7 advantage into the intermission.
The Tigers are 21-1 under Saban when leading at halftime.
Joseph Addai of LSU had a 63-yard TD run 1:43 into the second half.
Kentucky blocked its second kick of the game with five minutes left in the third and Lorenzen hit tight end Chase Harp for a three-yard TD in the left corner of the end zone as the Wildcats closed within 21-14.
The Tigers went ahead by 10 points early in the fourth when John Corbello tied a career high with a 49-yard field goal.
Kentucky moved within 24-20 on Lorenzen's 25-yard TD strike to Boone, but the kick failed. Corbello kicked a 19-yard field goal from Corbello with 6:02 left to make 27-20.
"(Boone) is by far the best receiver I've played with," Lorenzen said. "Every time I throw it, he wants it. He's a great playmaker. That's it, that's Aaron."