SEC recap (10/12)

#25MISSOURI AT #7 GEORGIA
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Receiver Bud Sasser threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to L'Damian Washington in the fourth quarter after quarterback James Franklin left with a shoulder injury and No. 25 Missouri held off No. 7 Georgia's comeback attempt to upset the Bulldogs 41-26 on Saturday.

Missouri (6-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) led by 18 points in the first half before Georgia (4-2, 3-1) cut the lead to 28-26 in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers answered the challenge with two late touchdowns despite losing Franklin to a shoulder injury.

After Franklin was taken to the locker room, freshman backup Maty Mauk threw a lateral to Sasser, who stopped and tossed a deep to the end zone for Washington. Washington, who outfought cornerback Damian Swann for the catch, had 115 yards and two touchdowns.

James Ponder's interception of Aaron Murray's pass with 4:25 remaining set up Henry Josey's 7-yard touchdown run to end Georgia's hopes.

#14 SOUTH CAROLINA AT ARKANSAS
touchdowns, and No. 14 South Carolina dominated Arkansas in a 52-7 win.

Mike Davis added 128 yards rushing on 19 carries for the Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), who won their fourth straight game after a loss to Georgia on Sept. 7.

All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returned after missing last week's game against Kentucky and had one tackle for South Carolina, which outgained the Razorbacks 537-248.

The loss is the fourth straight for Arkansas (3-4, 0-3), matching first-year coach Bret Bielema's longest losing streak of his career.

It was also his most lopsided loss as a coach. The Razorbacks are 0-3 in the SEC for the first time since 2007.

WCU AT AUBURN
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- The Auburn Tigers insist they're not looking ahead to a game with No. 9 Texas A&M, but they are perhaps building for the future.

The Tigers (4-1) face struggling FCS team Western Carolina Saturday before their trip to College Station with freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson replacing Nick Marshall, who has a knee injury.

Johnson hasn't played this season but was Alabama's Mr. Football as a high school senior. Coach Gus Malzahn announced the move on Twitter Friday evening. Malzahn says he "has a lot of confidence in him and he is well prepared."

Marshall was injured against Mississippi. Johnson gets the nod over Jonathan Wallace, who started the final four games last season.

Western Carolina (1-5) hasn't beaten an FCS or FBS team since 2010, a span of 31 games.

#17 FLORIDA AT #10 LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards, Zach Mettenberger passed for 152, and LSU's defense did the rest to give the 10th-ranked Tigers a 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday.

LSU, which came in averaging 45.5 points, had a much harder time finding the end zone against a Florida defense rated among the nation's best, but 1-yard touchdown runs by fullback J.C. Copeland and freshman reserve quarterback Anthony Jennings were enough for the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference).

After yielding 44 points in its only loss of the season at Georgia two weeks ago, the LSU defense kept an opponent out of the end zone for the first time this season.

Tyler Murphy passed for 115 yards for the Gators (4-2, 3-1), who led 3-0 early, but managed only another field goal after that.

#1 ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake each ran for two touchdowns to help top-ranked Alabama blowout Kentucky 48-7 on Saturday night.

After a scoreless first quarter thanks to fumbles by the running backs and dropped passes in Kentucky territory, the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) scored on their last eight possessions and outgained the Wildcats (1-5, 0-3) 668-170.

AJ McCarron shook off the handful of drops to throw for a career-high 359 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown to Kevin Norwood.

Yeldon scored from 24 and 3 yards and finished with 124 on 16 carries; Drake added 106 yards and a pair of 1-yard TDs on 14 attempts. Altee Tenpenny added a late 7-yard TD run and Cade Foster kicked field goals of 25 and 20 yards.

Alabama's defense rang up four sacks, though it did allow its first TD in four games.

BOWLING GREEN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Dak Prescott rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 21-20 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference game Saturday night.

Bowling Green (5-2) had the ball with four minutes on the clock at the end of the game, but couldn't get inside field goal range.

Mississippi State (3-3) had 422 yards of offense, 245 on the ground.

LaDarius Perkins rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. Perkins, Joe Morrow and Jameon Lewis each caught four passes.

Prescott was also 7-of-11 passing for 75 yards and one interception.

Prescott, a sophomore, shared time under center with veteran Tyler Russell. Russell finished 12-of-14 for 102 yards.

Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson was 19-of-33 for 194 yards. Travis Green rushed for 99 yards and Ryan Burbrink caught four passes for a game-high 66 yards.

Bowling Green's BooBoo Gates was ejected in the second quarter for targeting.

#9 TEXAS A&M AT OLE MISS


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