SEC recap (11/23)

MISSISSIPPI STATE AT ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Damian Williams scored on a 25-yard touchdown run on the first play of overtime, and the Mississippi State defense made it stand, as the Bulldogs defeated Arkansas 24-17 on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.

On Arkansas' overtime possession, Mississippi State (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) got an interception by Taveze Calhoun on fourth down to seal the victory and keep its bowl hopes alive.

Arkansas (0-7, 3-8) led 10-0 in the first half, but was unable to hold on to a late lead and lost its eighth consecutive game for the first time in school history. The Razorbacks took a 17-10 lead on a 22-yard run by Julian Horton in the third quarter.

Tyler Russell drew the Bulldogs even on a fourth quarter touchdown pass to Jameon Lewis. Mississippi State had a chance to win in regulation, but Devon Bell's 42-yard field goal drifted wide right with 24 seconds remaining.

COASTAL CAROLINA AT #11 SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for a score in less than a quarter of work as No. 12 South Carolina scored the most points in Steve Spurrier's nine seasons as coach in a 70-10 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (9-2) scored on their first six possessions and surpassed their output from a 69-24 win over Troy in 2010. And it came with South Carolina resting several starters for rival Clemson next Saturday night, including defensive linemen Jadeveon Clowney and Kelcy Quarles and the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher in Mike Davis.

The Gamecocks won their record 17th straight game at home and Shaw improved to 25-5 as a starter, moving past Todd Ellis' wins mark

The news wasn't all bad for Coastal Carolina (10-2). The Chants learned before halftime they shared a Big South championship and earned the league's FCS playoff bid.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, Jerick McKinnon had a huge score late and Georgia Southern stunned Florida 26-20 Saturday in what will go down as the worst loss in school history.

No lower-division team had ever beaten the Gators, who won their previous seven games against Football Championship Subdivision teams by an average of 45 points.

So this was a shocker, even though Florida (4-7) has lost seven in a row and secured its first losing season since 1979.

Georgia Southern (7-4) ran for 429 yards and didn't complete a pass all afternoon.

McKinnon finished with 125 yards rushing, including a 14-yard touchdown with 2:57 remaining. Ellison added 118 yards on the ground, scoring on runs of 45 and 1. Fullback William Banks also gashed the Gators, getting 94 yards up the middle. His 53-yarder on a third-and-2 play set up the winning score.

Florida had a chance to win it, thanks partly to two missed extra points.

CHATTANOOGA AT #1 ALABAMA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron passed for two touchdowns and became No. 1 Alabama's winningest quarterback in Saturday's 49-0 victory over Chattanooga.

McCarron completed 13 of 16 passes for 171 yards before leaving one drive into the second half of his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide (11-0). He improved to 36-2 as a starter, breaking a tie with Jay Barker for the school mark.

McCarron and Alabama got an easy tuneup for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn to determine the Southeastern Conference Western Division champion.

The Tide produced its third shutout of the year and had a blocked field goal against the FCS Mocs (8-4).

Kenyan Drake ran for 77 yards and a 13-yard touchdown with starting tailback T.J. Yeldon sitting out to rest a sprained ankle.

Christion Jones scored on a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter.

#12 TEXAS A&M #22 LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Terrance Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards, LSU's defense pulled the plug on Johnny Manziel and ninth-ranked Texas A&M's video-game offense, and the No. 18 Tigers energized Death Valley with a commanding 34-10 victory Saturday.

Zach Mettenberger completed 11-of-20 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns on a cold, wet and windy afternoon. Jarvis Landry highlighted his four-catch, 87-yard performances with touchdowns of 40 and 10 yards. LSU (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) piled up 324 yards on the ground and outgained Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) in total yards, 517-299.

What was likely Manziel's only visit to Tiger Stadium was among the worst outings of his otherwise brilliant career. He passed for 224 yards and a TD, but completed only 16 of 41, was sacked twice and intercepted twice as the Aggies' road winning streak ended at 10.

KENTUCKY AT GEORGIA
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw four first-half touchdown passes before hurting his left knee and missing the second half of his final home game as Georgia beat Kentucky 59-17 on Saturday night.

Todd Gurley ran for 77 yards and had five catches for 90 yards, including touchdown receptions for 16 and 24 yards, for Georgia (7-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference).

Murray, already favoring the left knee, left the game after he was hit by defensive end Za'Darius Smith following a pass that was intercepted by Khalid Henderson with 2:17 remaining in the half.

Murray was unable to put pressure on his left leg as he was helped off the field and taken to the Georgia locker room. Georgia announced Murray was taken to an Athens hospital to have a MRI on the knee.

Hutson Mason, who replaced Murray, threw and ran for touchdowns.

Kentucky (2-8, 0-7) lost its 15th straight SEC game.

VANDERBILT AT TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patton Robinette ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining Saturday night as Vanderbilt rallied for a 14-10 victory over Tennessee.

Vanderbilt's winning drive was kept alive after Tennessee's fourth-and-inches stop of quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the final minute was overturned on replay, giving Vanderbilt a first down at the Tennessee 33.

After a 25-yard completion from Carta-Samuels to Jordan Matthews gave Vanderbilt first-and-goal, Carta-Samuels was replaced by the more mobile Robinette on second-and-goal from the 5. Robinette faked a pass and ran around the right end for the touchdown.

Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4 SEC) overcame four turnovers to beat Tennessee for the second straight year, giving the Commodores consecutive victories over their in-state rivals for the first time since winning six straight over the Volunteers from 1920-26. The Vols (4-7, 1-6) clinched their fourth straight losing season, something that hasn't happened at Tennessee since 1902-06.

#8 MISSOURI AT #24 OLE MISS
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Henry Josey rushed for two touchdowns, Marcus Murphy added another and No. 8 Missouri rolled to a 24-10 victory over No. 24 Mississippi on Saturday night.

Missouri (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) is now one victory away from clinching the SEC East title. The Tigers host Texas A&M next weekend.

Missouri jumped out to a 17-3 lead by halftime and led by a comfortable margin for most of the second half. James Franklin completed 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards and an interception in his first start since a shoulder injury caused him to miss four games. Josey rushed for 95 yards.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Ole Miss (7-4, 3-4). Bo Wallace threw for 244 yards and an interception, but was battling an illness for much of the game and struggled during the second half.


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