Defensive lineman Peeples’ transfer to Tulane is official

Tulane announced Friday that senior defensive end Jeremy Peeples transferred from LSU to Tulane.

A native of Selma, Ala., the 6-foot-4, 242-pound Peeples joins the Green Wave from LSU, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in political science in May and will be eligible to play right away. Peeples is the second former Tiger to transfer to Tulane, joining defensive tackle Chris Davenport.

Peeples joined the LSU program as a walk-on in 2009. After redshirting his first season and not seeing any action the next two, Peeples saw time in three games in 2012 as a member of the special teams units.

In addition to providing depth on the Green Wave defensive line during the fall, Peeples will work toward a master’s degree in homeland security.

La. Tech’s appeal denied

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech officials were informed late Thursday that the NCAA denied the school’s request for transfer wide receiver Paul Turner to be eligible for this season.

Turner will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2014.

Turner redshirted as a true freshman at LSU in 2011 and then played in nine games at receiver and on special teams in 2012 before transferring to Louisiana Tech in the spring because of family issues.

North Dakota St. does it again

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Brock Jensen backed into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds left, and North Dakota State upset defending Big 12 champion Kansas State 24-21 on Friday night.

The senior quarterback led the Bison on an 18-play, 80-yard march that ate up 8½ minutes, helping them convert four third downs along the way, and left the Wildcats with virtually no time left to set up a tying field-goal try.

Jensen threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns for Bison, the two-time defending FCS national champions who have beaten Colorado State, Minnesota and Kansas in the past three years.

Jake Waters threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats, who built a 21-7 lead by the third quarter. Waters was picked off twice, including a desperation heave after the Bison had taken the lead to wrap up the biggest win in North Dakota State history.