SEC recap (11/30)

#2 FLORIDA STATE AT FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin, and No. 2 Florida State moved a step closer to playing for the national championship with a 37-7 victory against rival Florida on Saturday.

The Seminoles improved to 12-0 for the first time since 1999 and likely will earn a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game by beating Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game next Saturday.

Florida, meanwhile, ended its worst season since 1979.

The Gators (4-8) lost their final seven games and missed a bowl for the first time since 1990. Florida's bowl streak had been the second-longest in the country, behind Florida State.

The Seminoles were four-touchdown favorites in this lopsided matchup -- that lived up to advance billing.

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carey Spear kicked a 38-yard field goal with 39 seconds left, and Vanderbilt rallied to beat Wake Forest 23-21 Saturday as the Commodores finished with their second straight 8-4 season.

The Commodores now have posted consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 1927 and 1928 and can only hope their sluggish performance didn't hurt their chances for a bowl game outside of Tennessee. They turned it over twice in the second half, and Spear kicked two of his three field goals in the fourth quarter to give them their ninth straight win in November.

Wake Forest (4-8) lost its fifth straight.

Vanderbilt struggled coming off a big win over in-state rival Tennessee. Jordan Matthews set another Southeastern Conference mark as the league's first receiver to top 100 catches.

His biggest came on the game-winning drive on fourth-and-11 as he hauled in a 25-yarder between two defenders.

GEORGIA AT GEORGIA TECH
ATLANTA (AP) -- Todd Gurley ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores after regulation, and Georgia rallied after trailing by 20 points in the first half to beat Georgia Tech 41-34 in overtime Saturday night.

Gurley's 25-yard touchdown run in the second and final overtime gave Georgia its first lead.

Vad Lee passed for a career-high 232 yards for Georgia Tech, but his fourth-down pass for Darren Waller was deflected by Georgia's Ramik Wilson to end the game.

Hutson Mason overcame a shaky first half in his first start to lead the comeback for Georgia (8-4), which has won 12 of 13 games in the series under coach Mark Richt, including five straight.

Georgia Tech (7-5) blew leads of 20-0 in the second quarter and 20-7 at halftime.

Lee threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Smelter as Georgia Tech, which usually emphasizes the run, instead attacked Georgia through the air.

#1 ALABAMA AT #4 AUBURN
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.

Davis caught the ball about 9 yards deep in the end zone after freshman Adam Griffith's 57-yard attempt fell short. He then sprinted down the left sideline and cut back with nothing but teammates around him in a second straight hard-to-fathom finish for the Tigers (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference).

Auburn clinched a spot in the SEC championship game with the stunning victory over the two-time defending national champions. The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) seemed at several times poised to continue its run toward the first three-peat in modern college football.

Instead, the Tigers put it away just when overtime seemed their best hope.

Alabama had gotten 1 second and one more play after T.J. Yeldon ran it to Auburn's 39.

That gave the Tide a chance to try to the long field goal -- and now it probably wished it never did.

TENNESSEE AT KENTUCKY
#6 CLEMSON AT #10SOUTH CAROLINA
#21 TEXAS A&M AT #5 MISSOURI


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