VANDERBILT AT FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Murphy's four turnovers led to three touchdowns, helping Vanderbilt embarrass Florida 34-17 Saturday for the program's first win in Gainesville since 1945.
The Commodores snapped a 22-game losing streak in the lopsided series and moved a step closer to becoming bowl eligible for the third consecutive season under coach James Franklin.
It was another signature win for Vanderbilt, which knocked off Southeastern Conference powerhouses Georgia and Florida in the same season for the first time in school history.
Murphy was Vandy's MVP in this one, a loss that probably will leave the Gators (4-5, 3-4 SEC) out of a bowl game for the first time since 1990.
The Commodores (5-4, 2-4) scored after each of Murphy's three interceptions, taking advantage of short fields to build a 24-3 lead. Vanderbilt finished with 12 first downs and 187 yards. Florida had 26 first downs and 353 yards.
#7 AUBURN AT TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn's 444 yards rushing Saturday and the seventh-ranked Tigers scored on a punt return and kickoff return in a 55-23 victory over Tennessee.
Marshall ran for two touchdowns on just 14 carries and threw for a third score. Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) earned its sixth straight victory and averaged 8.4 yards per carry.
Chris Davis put Auburn ahead for good and broke a 13-13 tie in the second quarter with an 85-yard punt return, Auburn's longest since 1970 and third-longest ever. Corey Grant returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for another Auburn touchdown.
Auburn won while attempting just seven passes all day. The Tigers had thrown just nine passes last week in a 35-17 victory over Arkansas.
Rajion Neal rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown for Tennessee (4-6, 1-5), which dropped its third straight.
#9 MISSOURI AT KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and No. 9 Missouri cruised past Kentucky 48-17 on Saturday.
Making his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured James Franklin, the Tigers' redshirt freshman completed 17 of 28 attempts for 203 yards and took full advantage of 6-foot-6 sophomore Green-Beckham, whose TD receptions set a school record.
Mauk added a 6-yard scoring pass to Henry Josey, who also rushed for two TDs, including an 86-yarder.
Missouri (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) allowed Kentucky (2-7, 0-5) two touchdowns in the third quarter but the Mauk-to-Green-Beckham connection answered both scores with TDs.
The victory helped the Tigers stay a half-game ahead of idle South Carolina (5-2) atop the East division heading into their second bye and gave coach Gary Pinkel his fourth nine-win season in 13 years with Missouri.
ARKANSAS AT OLE MISS
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Bo Wallace threw for a career-high 407 yards and three touchdowns, Donte Moncrief had 149 yards receiving and a touchdown and Mississippi beat Arkansas 34-24 on Saturday afternoon.
Ole Miss (6-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) is now bowl eligible for the second straight season under coach Hugh Freeze. Arkansas (3-7, 0-6) has lost seven games in a row.
Wallace completed 26 of 33 passes, picking apart the Razorbacks' defense with short and long throws. Ja-Mes Logan caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Arkansas kept the game close into the third quarter, pulling within 20-17 on Kiero Small's 1-yard touchdown run. But the Rebels broke it open on two long touchdown passes -- one for 75 yards to Logan and the next 52 yards to Moncrief -- and the Razorbacks were never seriously threatened again.
Jonathan Williams led Arkansas with 67 rushing yards.
APPALACHIAN STATE AT GEORGIA
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes to set the SEC career record, and Georgia broke open a close game with a dominant second half to beat Appalachian State 45-6 Saturday.
Todd Gurley, J.J. Green and Brendan Douglas ran for touchdowns as Georgia (6-3) outscored the Mountaineers 31-0 in the second half after leading only 14-6 at halftime.
Appalachian State (2-8) reached eight losses for the first time since a 3-8 finish in 1979. The Mountaineers, in their last season as a FCS team, are moving to the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
Murray completed 19 of 26 passes for 281 yards with touchdown passes to Rantavious Wooten and Michael Bennett. He threw one interception. Hutson Mason took over in the fourth quarter and threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Kenneth Towns.
Murray began the day one touchdown pass behind Danny Wuerffel's Southeastern Conference record of 114 at Florida from 1993-96.
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT #11 TEXAS A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Johnny Manziel threw for 446 yards and tied a career-high with five touchdown passes to lead No. 11 Texas A&M to a 51-41 win Saturday over Mississippi State in what could be the Heisman Trophy winners' last home game.
The crowd chanted "one more year" late in the game for Manziel, who is eligible for the draft after this season. Whether he comes back remains to be seen, but he went into the stands to celebrate with the student section when the game was over.
Mississippi State cut the lead to 10 points early in the fourth quarter, but Manziel threw his fifth touchdown pass to make it 44-27 for A&M (8-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference). The defense grabbed an interception and Ben Malena's 2-yard TD run extended the lead to 51-27.
Dax Prescott threw for 149 yards and two scores and ran for 154 yards for Mississippi State (4-5, 1-4).
#10 LSU AT #1 ALABAMA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon ran for 133 yards and two scores and No. 1 Alabama overwhelmed No. 10 LSU 38-17 Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) turned to power football to take control of a game that was tied early in the third quarter. Yeldon carried 18 times in the second half, 25 overall, after catching the game-winning touchdown pass in last season's meeting with the Tigers (7-3, 3-3).
Alabama scored the final 21 points to brush aside its first challenge since Game 2 against Texas A&M.
McCarron was a workmanlike 14-of-20 passing for 179 yards, letting Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and their blockers assert control.
Zach Mettenberger completed 16 of 23 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown but was also sacked four times.
It was the most points Alabama has scored against LSU since a 41-12 victory in 1947.
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