The Tide struggled to run the ball against Florida State and lost 21-14 in Jacksonville, Fla. Alabama rushed for just 89 yards; it came in averaging 205.2 yards per game. John Parker Wilson attempted 53 passes, completing 28 for 240 yards. Alabama had just three first downs and 78 total yards in the first half. Next: Saturday, vs. Houston.
The Hogs ran all over North Texas, as three tailbacks gained at least 100 yards in a 66-7 beatdown of the visiting Mean Green. Arkansas scored on its first five possessions and finished with 713 yards of total offense, including 446 on the ground. Darren McFadden had 138 yards and two TDs before sitting out the entire second half. Felix Jones and Brandon Barnett also had 100-yard games. Next: Saturday, vs. Chattanooga.
True freshman Wes Byrum, a Fort Lauderdale native, kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Tigers a stunning 20-17 victory at Florida. Auburn almost blew a 17-3 lead. Auburn's defense shut out the Gators in the first half and allowed only 302 total yards for the game. Brandon Cox threw for 227 yards and a TD as he picked apart the Gators' soft zone. Next: Saturday, vs. Vanderbilt.
The host Gators fell from the ranks of the unbeaten when Auburn's Wes Byrum kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play for a 20-17 Tigers victory. Florida's offense performed miserably in the first half, which ended with Auburn leading 14-0. The Gators fell behind 17-3 before rallying with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Gators had trouble running the ball in losing to Auburn for the second season in a row.
Next: Saturday, at LSU.
Thomas Brown rushed for 180 yards and three TDs as the host Bulldogs blasted Ole Miss 45-17. The game was tied at 17 midway through the third quarter before Georgia took control. The Bulldogs had 328 rushing yards. Next: Saturday, at Tennessee.
Senior Andre' Woodson threw for 301 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in a little more than three quarters in a 45-17 victory over visiting Florida Atlantic. UK led 28-10 at halftime and cruised from there. Woodson threw his first pick of the season, snapping his streak of consecutive passes without an interception at 325. Next: Thursday, at South Carolina.
After a desultory performance in the first half, the Tigers turned it on in the second to come away with a 34-9 victory over host Tulane. LSU led just 10-9 at halftime before blowing away the Green Wave in the second half. Jacob Hester and Charles Scott each rushed for two touchdowns. But QB Matt Flynn was sacked six times.
Next: Saturday, vs. Florida.
The Bulldogs' three-game winning streak came to an end in a 38-21 loss to host South Carolina. The Bulldogs led 21-17 in the third quarter before the Gamecocks took control. Mississippi State's passing attack continued to struggle, as the Bulldogs threw for only 118 yards. QB Josh Riddell was lost for the season with a torn ACL during the game. Next: Saturday, vs. UAB.
The Rebels allowed 328 rushing yards and fell 45-17 at Georgia. Ole Miss tied it at 17 with a long third-quarter drive, then fell apart. The Rebels had a chance for a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but QB Seth Adams fumbled on Georgia's 1. The Bulldogs recovered at the 4, then marched 96 yards for a touchdown. Seth Adams threw for 228 yards. Next: Saturday, vs. Louisiana Tech.
Redshirt freshman Chris Smelley threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Gamecocks to a 38-21 victory over Mississippi State. Both of his TD passes went to Kenny McKinley, and the second gave South Carolina the lead for good at 24-21 late in the third quarter. The Gamecocks allowed only 118 passing yards. Next: Thursday, vs. Kentucky.
The Volunteers didn't play last week. Next: Saturday, vs. Georgia.
The Commodores forced five turnovers in beating visiting Eastern Michigan 30-7 to improve to 3-1. EMU didn't cross midfield until midway through the third quarter. WR Earl Bennett had nine catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. But QB Chris Nickson threw four interceptions. Next: Saturday, at Auburn.