SEC recap (10/8)

ALABAMA 34, VANDERBILT 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron passed for career-highs of 237 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama beat Vanderbilt 34-0 on Saturday night.

Trent Richardson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in his fifth straight 100-yard effort for the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference).

The Commodores (3-2, 1-2) trailed by only seven points until the final minute of the opening half, then Alabama took over with four straight touchdown drives.

McCarron was 23 of 30 passing and didn't add to Vandy's national-best 14 interceptions before sitting out most of the fourth quarter. He hit DeAndrew White for touchdowns of 5 and 39 yards, the first scores of the receiver's career.

Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers replaced starter Larry Smith in the first half and played the rest of the way. Smith walked into the locker room but his status wasn't immediately clear.

ARKANSAS 38, AUBURN 14

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Tyler Wilson threw for 262 yards on Saturday night, completing 19 straight passes at one point, leading No. 10 Arkansas to a 38-14 win over No. 15 Auburn.

Wilson, who set a school record with 510 yards passing in a win over Texas A&M last week, ended the first half against the Tigers by completing 18 straight passes. That included a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright in the second quarter that gave the Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) their first lead at 21-14.

Wilson extended his streak to 19 in the third quarter before an incompletion ended the streak, which is the third-longest in SEC history.

Joe Adams also had a 92-yard touchdown run on Arkansas' first play of the second half to push the lead to 28-14.

Michael Dyer led Auburn (4-2, 2-1) with 112 rushing yards, including a 55-yard scoring scamper in the first quarter.

LSU 41, FLORIDA 11

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and two scores, each of LSU's quarterbacks passed for touchdowns, and the No. 1 Tigers comfortably defeated 17th-ranked Florida 41-11 on Saturday.

Jarrett Lee gave the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 SEC) the lead for good on their second offensive play, hitting Rueben Randle deep over the middle for a 46-yard touchdown. Jordan Jefferson used a jump pass to Mitch Joseph for another score.

LSU's fast, fierce defense was too much for Florida (4-2, 2-2), which started freshman Jacoby Brissett at quarterback because of injuries to senior John Brantley and freshman Jeff Driskel.

Brissett was intercepted twice on deep throws, once each by safety Brandon Taylor and star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.

SOUTH CAROLINA 54, KENTUCKY 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns leading No. 18 South Carolina to a 54-3 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Shaw, a sophomore who took over as starter this week from fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia, completed 26 of 39 passes and had no interceptions.

The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) gained 639 yards in their biggest win in an SEC game since joining the league in 1992.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took advantage of Kentucky's bad defense to tinker with his own sputtering offense. He called direct snaps to the running back, threw to the tight end and even ran an option play. It all worked.

The Wildcats (2-4, 0-3) offense gained just 96 yards, and their quarterbacks threw four interceptions and just four completions.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 21, UAB 3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Tyler Russell replaced an ineffective Chris Relf at quarterback and threw three touchdown passes to help Mississippi State beat Alabama-Birmingham 21-3 on Saturday.

Russell, who played in only two of the first five games this season, started the second half for the Bulldogs (3-3). On his second possession he led the Tigers on a seven-play, 89-yard touchdown drive, capped by an 18-yard pass to Marcus Green.

Russell connected with Chad Bumphis for a 57-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, and then later hit Malcolm Johnson with a 20-yard scoring pass. Russell completed 11-of-13 passes for 166 yards.

Relf had 46 yards passing in the first half. The Bulldogs' only scoring threat in the half ended when Relf was sacked for an 11-yard loss, and then Derek Depasquale missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt.

UAB (0-5) scored on a 37-yard field goal by Ty Long.


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