SEC recap: Week 4 (9-25-10)

#8 FLORIDA 48, KENTUCKY 14

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Trey Burton scored six touchdowns, breaking former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's school record, and No. 9 Florida beat Kentucky for the 24th consecutive time, 48-14 Saturday night.

Burton became the fourth player in Southeastern Conference history to score six times in a single game and first since Auburn's Cadillac Williams in 2003.

His big night helped Florida end its first-quarter slump and gave coach Urban Meyer a memorable milestone.

Meyer became the sixth fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins. He improved to 100-18 at Florida, Utah and Bowling Green, hitting the century mark faster than anyone except Gil Dobie (108 games), George Woodruff (109), Bud Wilkinson (111), Fielding Yost (114) and Knute Rockne (117).

Now, Meyer and the Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC) get their long-awaited rematch with defending national champion and top-ranked Alabama.

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MISSISSIPPI STATE 24, GEORGIA 12

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Chris Relf rushed for 97 yards and threw for 135 yards and a touchdown as Mississippi State beat Georgia 24-12 on Saturday night, breaking a nine-game losing streak in the series dating back to 1974.

Mississippi State (2-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) held Georgia (1-3, 0-3) to just two field goals until the final minutes. Georgia's Aaron Murray completed 18 of 31 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia has lost three games in a row for the first time since 1990 and starts 0-3 in the SEC for the first time since 1993.

Mississippi State's Vick Ballard rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs broke the game open with two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter to stretch a 10-6 lead to 24-6.

Georgia outgained Mississippi State 387 yards to 314, but lost two first-half fumbles, including one that was less than a yard from a touchdown.

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#1 ALABAMA 24, #10 ARKANSAS 20

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and scored on a 1-yard run with 3:18 to play, completing top-ranked Alabama's rally from a 13-point deficit in the second half for a 24-20 win against No. 10 Arkansas on Saturday.

Robert Lester set up the score with his second interception of the day against Ryan Mallett. He returned it to the Arkansas 11, and Nick Saban gave the ball to his Heisman Trophy winning running back on three straight plays to get the game-winning score.

The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) were able to run out the clock after Mallett threw his third interception, this time to Dre Kirkpatrick. Alabama faced fourth-and-inches in its own territory, but Greg McElroy picked it up with a sneak.

That sent Arkansas (3-1, 1-1) and its record home crowd of 76,808 away disappointed in the biggest game on campus in decades.

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#17 AUBURN 35, #12 SOUTH CAROLINA 27

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Cam Newton rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns and passed for two more scores, leading No. 17 Auburn to another come-from-behind victory, this one 35-27 against No. 12 South Carolina on Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame a double-digit halftime deficit for the second straight week after falling behind 20-7. Both of Newton's scoring passes came in the fourth quarter after fumbles by South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia.

South Carolina (3-1, 1-1) twice drove into Auburn territory in the final minutes behind freshman backup Connor Shaw, but he was intercepted both times. Demond Washington picked off a pass that deflected off the hands of receiver Alshon Jeffery in the end zone with 33 seconds left to seal the win.

Newton was 16-of-21 passing for 158 yards and also logged 25 runs.

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OLE MISS 55, FRESNO STATE 38

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Brandon Bolden rushed for a career-high 228 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown on the opening play of the second half, as Mississippi defeated previously unbeaten Fresno State 55-38 on Saturday night.

Ole Miss (2-2) rolled up 578 yards in total offense, including 425 on the ground, in the first meeting between the two schools. The Rebels scored six times in the opening seven offensive series to build an insurmountable 41-10 lead early in the third period. Fresno State (2-1) never got closer than 10 points again.

Enrique Davis, Rodney Scott and Bolden scored on runs of 8, 55 and 14 yards, respectively. Jeremiah Masoli connected with Melvin Harris for a 30-yard touchdown and with Bolden for a 2-yard score. Jesse Grandy added a 50-yard punt return touchdown.

Ryan Colburn was 32-for-42 for 390 yards and four touchdowns for Fresno State (2-1).

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Patrick Peterson returned a punt 60 yards for a score and No. 15 LSU held on for a 20-14 victory over 22nd-ranked West Virginia on Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-0) once again had to rely heavily on defense and special teams play to remain unbeaten. Jordan Jefferson had a third straight game throwing for fewer than 100 yards and no touchdowns. He was also intercepted twice and briefly pulled in the fourth quarter.

Jefferson's second interception set up Geno Smith's 13-yard scoring strike to Jock Sanders, which got WVU (3-1) as close as 17-14 in the third quarter, but the closest the Mountaineers came to scoring after that was a missed 48-yard field goal.

Stevan Ridley had a 1-yard TD run for LSU, and Josh Jasper added field goals 49 and 23 yards.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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