SEC recap (10/1)

KENTUCKY / LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Quarterback Jordan Jefferson scored on his first play back from suspension, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu scored after setting an LSU record for career forced fumbles, and the No. 1 Tigers methodically defeated Kentucky 35-7 on Saturday.

Jefferson was reinstated this week after a grand jury reduced his charges in connection with a bar fight to a misdemeanor. Jarrett Lee remained the starter.

LSU coach Les Miles inserted Jefferson on an early fourth-and-goal, and Jefferson dove over the goal line to give the Tigers (5-0, 2-0 SEC) a 7-0 lead. Lee later hit Odell Beckham Jr. for a 51-yard score, their second TD connection of more than 50 yards in two games.

Kentucky (2-3, 0-2) did not threaten to score until LSU led 35-0.

MISSISSIPPI STATE / GEORGIA
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter, Isaiah Crowell ran for 104 yards and Georgia took advantage of a strong start to beat Mississippi State 24-10 on Saturday.

Georgia (3-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) led 21-3 at halftime before surviving a listless second half for its third straight win.

Chris Relf passed for 157 yards and ran for 31 yards but couldn't lead a touchdown drive, leaving Mississippi State (2-3, 0-3) still looking for its first SEC win.

Georgia, already motivated to make up for a loss at Mississippi State last season, played as if it was inspired by an exchange of taunts before the game. The teams had to be separated at midfield at the end of pregame warmups.

Georgia took a 14-3 lead in the first quarter and led 21-3 at halftime.

ARKANSAS / TEXAS A & M
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tyler Wilson and Jarius Wright shattered school records for passing and receiving, and Broderick Green ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:41 left as No. 18 Arkansas gave No. 14 Texas A&M a rude preview of what it can expect from the SEC next season in a 42-38 victory Saturday.

The Razorbacks (5-1) trailed by 18 at halftime, and hadn't led before Green squeezed through the left side of the line.

This makes two straight weeks the Aggies (2-2) have thrown away a huge halftime lead. They were up by 17 at home against Oklahoma State last week.

Wilson was 30 of 51 for 510 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for a 2-point conversion that tied the game at 35.

Wright caught 13 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. He also made a head's up recovery of a loose ball rolling into the end zone on the touchdown capped by Wilson's conversion.

Christine Michael ran for 230 yards and three touchdowns for A&M, but was stuffed on a fourth down to end his team's last chance.


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