SEC recap (10-30-10)

#3 AUBURN 51, OLE MISS 31

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Cam Newton caught a touchdown pass and threw two scoring passes, and Mike Dyer ran for 180 yards, helping No. 3 Auburn power past Mississippi 51-31 on Saturday night.

The Tigers (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), who are ranked atop the BCS standings for the first time, easily sidestepped the string of upsets that had struck No. 1 teams in each of the past three weeks.

The Rebels (3-4, 1-4) ended Newton's string of four straight 170-yard rushing efforts against SEC defenses, but the Heisman Trophy contender passed for 199. He also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from receiver Kodi Burns.

Auburn scored on Demond Washington's 95-yard punt return, Onterio McCalebb's 68-yard touchdown run and Dyer's 30-yarder in a rare buffet of big plays not involving Newton.

It was the most points the Tigers have ever scored against Ole Miss, which has dropped three straight games.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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FLORIDA 34, GEORGIA 31 (OT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Chas Henry, a punter thrust into kicking duties, drilled a 37-yard field goal in overtime to lift Florida to a 34-31 victory over rival Georgia on Saturday.

Aaron Murray's third interception -- his fourth turnover of the game -- nearly ended it four plays earlier. Jelani Jenkins tipped Murray's pass over the middle. Will Hill intercepted it and nearly returned it for the winning score. Hill stepped out at the 4.

The Gators (5-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) did little with their turn and settled for Henry's winner. It was a redeeming moment for Henry, who has been filling in for injured kicker Caleb Sturgis and missed three field goals in close losses to LSU and Mississippi State.

Florida snapped a three-game losing streak and extended their dominance in the series. Georgia (4-5, 3-4) has lost 18 of the last 21 meetings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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#17 SOUTH CAROLINA 38, TENNESSEE 24

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Alshon Jeffery's 70-yard touchdown catch broke a fourth-quarter tie and kept No. 17 South Carolina in control of the SEC East with a 38-24 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

The Vols (2-6, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) had rallied back from a 14-point deficit on a pair of touchdown passes from backup quarterback Tyler Bray to tie the game 24-24.

That's when Stephen Garcia found Jeffery in the middle of the field and the SEC's leading receiver outraced three defenders to the end zone with 12:17 to go.

Garcia added two rushing touchdowns, the second from 1-yard out with 3:28 left that sealed the win for South Carolina (6-2, 4-2).

The Gamecocks are the East's only two-loss team. They can clinch their first berth in the SEC title game with wins over Arkansas and Florida in the next two weeks.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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#23 MISSISSIPPI STATE 24, KENTUCKY 17

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Vick Ballard rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, and No. 23 Mississippi State relied on its running game and defense to beat Kentucky 24-17 on Saturday.

The Wildcats threatened to tie the game in the final minute, but quarterback Mike Hartline's pass was intercepted by Johnthan Banks at the goal line to seal a sixth straight victory for Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) -- its longest streak since 1999.

Kentucky (4-5, 1-5) hasn't beaten a ranked team on the road since 1998. Randall Cobb caught 12 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, but Kentucky clawed its way back, tying the game at 17 late in the third quarter on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Hartline to Moncell Allen.

Mississippi State scored the go-ahead touchdown on Chris Relf's 5-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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#19 ARKANSAS 49, VANDERBILT 14

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Ryan Mallett threw for a school-record 409 yards as No. 19 Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 49-14 on Saturday.

Mallett topped his own record of 408 yards, set last year against Georgia, and finished 27 of 44 passing as the Razorbacks (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won their second straight game. The junior also threw for three touchdowns as Arkansas scored 43 straight points after trailing early.

The Commodores (2-6, 1-4) gained 140 yards on their first two possessions, both which ended in touchdowns as they took a 14-6 first quarter lead. But Vanderbilt only gained 13 yards the rest of the game.

Mallett broke the school record for yardage on a 17-yard completion to Greg Childs early in the fourth quarter. Two of his touchdowns went to junior receiver Jarius Wright, who finished with 6 catches for 87 yards.

Arkansas outgained the Commodores 555 yards to 153 in the win.

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


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