SEC recap (10/27)

KENTUCKY AT MISSOURI
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri got touchdowns off all three of Kentucky's lost fumbles and quarterback James Franklin presided over a strong finish in a reserve role as the Tigers earned a long-delayed first win in their debut SEC season with a 33-10 victory on Saturday.

Kendial Lawrence ran for 108 yards on 23 carries with two TDs for Missouri (4-4, 1-4), which overcame its own sloppiness, too, after getting last week off following a 32-point loss at home to top-ranked Alabama. Marcus Murphy fumbled his first two punt-return attempts and Corbin Berkstresser was intercepted on consecutive passes by freshman J.D. Harmon to start the second half before getting replaced by Franklin, who was limited in practice this week after missing most of the previous two games with a strained left knee.

Raymond Sanders scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter for Kentucky (1-8, 0-5), which has lost seven in a row.

TENNESSEE AT #17 SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Connor Shaw threw three touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 17 South Carolina overcame the loss of tailback Marcus Lattimore for a 38-35 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

Tyler Bray drove the Vols to South Carolina's 19 with 1:08 left when he was hit from behind by defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The ball popped loose and linebacker Shaq Wilson recovered.

Tennessee (3-5, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) forced a punt and got the ball back with 36 seconds to go, but Victor Hampton intercepted a long pass from Bray to close it out for South Carolina.

More pressing, though, is the apparent loss of Lattimore to a serious injury. The junior was taken to a hospital after hurting his right leg in the second quarter.

OLE MISS AT ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Bryson Rose kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Mississippi a 30-27 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

The win is the second straight in the Southeastern Conference for the Rebels (5-3, 2-2), who snapped a 16-game league losing streak in their last game against Auburn.

Rose's field goal was his third of the game, including a career-best 53-yarder that put Ole Miss up 27-20 early in the fourth quarter.

The Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3) tied the game at 27-27 with 2:09 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by Dennis Johnson, who finished with a career-high 161 yards.

However, Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace -- who finished with 278 yards passing -- directed Ole Miss on an eight-play, 61-yard drive that set up Rose's game-winning field goal.

#3 FLORIDA AT #12 GEORGIA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Georgia's defense was far from soft against rival Florida.

The 12th-ranked Bulldogs stuffed the No. 3 Gators from every angle, forcing six turnovers in a 17-9 victory Saturday that left them on the cusp of making the Southeastern Conference title game.

Call it the World's Largest Outdoor Turnover Party, and it gave Georgia consecutive wins in the series for the first time since 1989.

The Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) did little on offense until Aaron Murray found Malcolm Mitchell for a 45-yard touchdown with 7:11 remaining that put them ahead 17-9.

Georgia sealed its fifth victory in the last 23 games in the rivalry with -- what else? -- a defensive play. Jarvis Jones knocked the ball out of Jordan Reed's hands near the goal line, and teammate Sanders Commings recovered in the end zone with 2:05 left.

Jones had another huge game against Florida (7-1, 6-1), and the Bulldogs responded as well as possible to safety Shawn Williams' criticism of "playing too soft" earlier in the week.

#22 TEXAS A&M AT AUBURN

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Johnny Manziel ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more -- all in a little more than a half -- and No. 22 Texas A&M beat struggling Auburn 63-21 on Saturday night.

On eight possessions led by Manziel, Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) scored seven touchdowns. The only non-scoring drive run by the freshman nicknamed "Johnny Football" ended with a missed 48-yard field goal by Taylor Bertolet on the final play of the first half.

Manziel was in the game for only one series in the third quarter before watching the remainder of the rout from the sideline. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns and had nine carries for 90 yards and three scores.

Auburn (1-7, 0-6), which has lost five straight, is off to its worst start since going 1-7 in 1952.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jordan Rodgers threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Vanderbilt to a 49-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday night.

Sluggish most of the first half, the Commodores (4-4) broke open a seven-point game with two late first-half touchdowns in 55 seconds. They added four touchdowns in the third quarter to claim successive wins for the first time since starting 3-0 last year.

Along with an interception return for a score by Trey Wilson, Jonathan Krause returned a punt 40 yards to the end zone. It marked the first time a Vanderbilt punt return went the distance since 1999.

Massachusetts (0-8) remains winless in its first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy, the school's all-time rushing leader, exited five minutes into the game with an injury. He later returned to the sideline wearing a splint on his right ankle.

#13 MISSISSIPPI STATE AT #1 ALABAMA


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