Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham highlight LSU's Outback Bowl win

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LSU safety Craig Loston had a late interception to help seal the Tigers' win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

NFL draft prospects Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham and Craig Loston flashed their pro potential Saturday in a big way, leading LSU's 21-14 Outback Bowl win over Iowa.

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Hill rushed for 216 yards on 28 carries and a pair of touchdowns in what may have been the final game of a tumultuous two-year LSU career. The performance gave Hill, a third-year sophomore, 1,401 yards and 16 scores on the year. Beckham didn't put up the overall numbers Hill did, particularly with backup quarterback Anthony Jennings spelling injured starter Zach Mettenberger. But he did come up with the most impressive catch of the New Year's Day bowl action.

Hill and Beckham are two of at least a half dozen underclassmen considering leaving LSU early for an NFL career. Loston, a senior safety, delivered perhaps his career-best game for the Tigers to cap his career. He led the team with six tackles, including three for losses, intercepted a pass late in the game to help seal the win, and added a pass breakup and a sack. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranks Loston as the No. 53 senior available in the upcoming draft.

LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson did not play due to a medical condition, according to nola.com. Ferguson (6-foot-3, 309 pounds) is another LSU underclassman who may leave school early, along with defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, left tackle La'El Collins, running back Alfred Blue and wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Various media reports have identified all as leaning toward early NFL draft entry, though none have made a formal announcement.

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