SEC: No. 2 Bama curbs Bulldogs

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Second-ranked Alabama mixed it up on offense and let its stifling defense do the rest to rout Mississippi State, 31-3, in front of a Davis Wade Stadium record crowd of 58,103.

Sophomore Mark Ingram ran 19 times for 149 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 SEC West). His second touchdown was a 70-yard score. Junior quarterback Greg McElroy threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-18 passing. Three Alabama receivers had receptions of more than 40 yards, including touchdowns by sophomore Julio Jones and junior Darius Hanks.

Defensively, senior Rolando McClain had 10 tackles including three for a loss and sophomore Mark Barron had a pair of interceptions and broke up two other passes.

Mississippi 42, Tennessee 17: At Oxford, Miss., Mississippi’s Dexter McCluster rushed for 282 yards and finished with 324 all-purpose yards, setting records at both Ole Miss and Tennessee, as the Rebels ran over the Volunteers. McCluster broke the Rebels’ record of 242 rushing yards by Doug Innocent in 1995. He eclipsed the all-purpose mark of 317 yards by Deuce McAllister in 1999.

McCluster scored on runs of 15, 23, 32 and 71 yards in Ole Miss’ first victory over the Volunteers since 1983. It was the most rushing yards given up by the Volunteers. Tennessee had yielded 217 yards to Colorado’s Mike Pritchard in 1990 and Alabama’s Bobby Humphrey in 1986.

Ole Miss (7-3, 3-3 SEC) clinched bowl eligibility for the second straight year with the victory. It was the Rebels first win against Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 SEC East) in 13 games.

Brandon Bolden added 46 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who finished with 492 yards of total offense, including 359 on the ground. It was former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron’s first return to Oxford since he was fired in November 2007 after three seasons. He is now the Tennessee defensive line coach. Jevan Snead, who was 13 of 20 passes for 133 yards, was sacked only once.

Jonathan Compton finished 20 of 37 for 176 yards and two Tennessee touchdowns. He hit Jeff Cottam with a 16-yard TD in the first quarter and Denarius Moore with a 25-yarder in the second quarter. But the Vols never got untracked, gaining just 275 yards, 99 on the ground.

Georgia 31, Auburn 24: At Athens, Ga., Caleb King ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Bacarri Rambo made a jarring tackle that prevented the tying score as the Bulldogs (6-4, 4-3 SEC East) assured themselves of being bowl eligible. It was Georgia’s fourth straight victory over Auburn (7-4, 3-4 SEC West) in the South’s oldest rivalry.

Auburn jumped to a 14-0 lead but Georgia rallied, taking the lead for good on King’s second touchdown of the game, a 24-yard run with 6:52 remaining.

Kentucky 24, Vanderbilt 13: At Nashville, Tenn., Randall Cobb ran for two touchdowns, Derrick Locke rushed for a career-high 144 yards and a touchdown as Kentucky (6-4, 2-4 SEC East) because bowl eligible for a school-record fourth straight year.

Vanderbilt (2-9, 0-7 SEC East) had its best scoring output this season against an SEC opponent. But the Commodores blew a 13-10 halftime lead and lost their seventh straight after managing a mere 31 yards offense in the second half.

This game featured the SEC’s two worst defenses against the run, and Kentucky did a better job rushing with Cobb and Locke than Vanderbilt managed as a team. Cobb finished with 99 yards on 14 carries, while Locke ran 25 times as Kentucky outgained Vandy 399-209 in total offense – 308 of that coming on the ground.

No. 8 Louisiana State 24, Louisiana Tech 16: At Baton Rouge, the Tigers overcame the loss of three offensive starters as running back Keiland Williams rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

LSU (8-2) came alive defensively in the second half, holding Louisiana Tech (3-7) to 93 yards of total offense after giving up 229 and trailing at halftime, 13-10.

Williams shouldered the load for LSU and handled the job well after Charles Scott’s regular season ended last week with a collarbone fracture. Behind Williams in the Tigers backfield, Stevan Ridley added 26 yards on eight carries while freshman Russell Shepard ran four times for 24 yards.

Starting in place of injured Jordan Jefferson, LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee fnished 7-of-22 passing for 105 yards with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell in the first quarter.

Louisiana Tech starter Ross Jenkins completed 16-of-31 passes for 143 yards. Running back Daniel Porter tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the first half and added 64 yards rushing.

Arkansas 56, Troy 20: At Fayetteville, Ark., the Razorbacks (6-4) became bowl eligible by routing Troy (7-3) of the Sun Belt Conference. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Mallett tied his own school record with five touchdown passes, and did so in style by hitting five different receivers for the scores. The sophomore threw for 405 yards, three shy of his career best, hitting 23-of-30 with one interception to mar his night.

Mallett also claimed the school records for consecutive attempts without an interception before that one miscue, and broke Clint Stoerner’s single-season passing record.  He also tied Stoerner with his fourth 300-plus passing game of the season. The Razorbacks buried the Sun Belt leaders (6-0 in SBC play) with 581 yards of total offense.



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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 1 Florida 24, South Carolina 14

No. 2 Alabama 31, Mississippi State 3

No. 8 Louisiana State 24, Louisiana Tech 16

Mississippi 42, Tennessee 17

Kentucky 24, Vanderbilt 13

Georgia 31, Auburn 24

Arkansas 56, Troy 20


Saturday, Nov. 21

Florida International at Florida, 12:30 p.m. (PPV)

Chattanooga at Alabama, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Mississippi State vs. Arkansas at Little Rock, Ark., 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network)

Louisiana State at Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Kentucky at Georgia, 7:45 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Friday, Nov. 27

Alabama at Auburn, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday, Nov. 28

Florida State at Florida, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Georgia at Georgia Tech, TBA

Tennessee at Kentucky, TBA

Clemson at South Carolina, TBA

Mississippi at Mississippi State, TBA

Arkansas at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5

SEC Championship at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Alabama vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (CBS)


Games involving teams in the fourth Bowl Championship Series rankings:

1. Florida (10-0) beat South Carolina Saturday, 24-14.

2. Alabama (10-0) beat Mississippi State Saturday, 31-3.

3. Texas (10-0) beat Baylor Saturday, 47-14.

4. Texas Christian (10-0) beat No. 16 Utah Saturday, 55-28.

5. Cincinnati (10-0) beat No. 25 West Virginia Friday, 24-21.

6. Boise Stste (10-0) beat Idaho Saturday, 63-25.

7. Georgia Tech (10-1) beat Duke Saturday, 49-10.

8. Louisiana State (8-2) beat Louisiana Tech Saturday, 24-16.

9. Southern California (7-3) lost to Stanford Saturday, 55-21.

10. Iowa (9-2) lost to No. 11 Ohio State Saturday, 27-24 OT.

11. Ohio State (9-2) beat No. 10 Iowa Saturday, 27-24 OT.

12. Pittsburgh (9-1) beat Notre Dame Saturday, 27-22.

13. Oregon (8-2) beat Arizona State Saturday, 44-21.

14. Miami, Fla. (7-3) lost to North Carolina Saturday, 33-24.

15. Houston (8-2) lost to UCF Saturday, 37-32.

16. Utah (8-2) lost to No. 4 Texas Christian Saturday, 55-28.

17. Arizona (6-3) lost to California Saturday, 24-16.

18. Penn State (9-2) beat Indiana Saturday, 31-20.

19. Oklahoma State (8-2) beat Texas Tech Saturday, 24-17.

20. Wisconsin (8-2) beat Michigan Saturday, 45-24.

21. Virginia Tech (7-3) beat Maryland Saturday, 36-9.

22. Brigham Young (8-2) beat New Mexico Saturday, 24-19.

23. Oregon State (7-3) beat Washington Saturday, 48-21.

24. South Florida (6-3) lost to Rutgers Thursday, 31-0.

25. West Virginia (7-3) lost to No. 5 Cincinnati Friday, 24-21.


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 7 Georgia Tech 49, Duke 10

North Carolina 33, No. 14 Miami (Fla.) 24

No. 21 Virginia Tech 36, Maryland 9

Florida State 41, Wake Forest 28

Clemson 43, North Carolina State 23

Boston College 14, Virginia 10


Saturday, Nov. 21

Duke at Miami (Fla.), 12 p.m.

North Carolina State at Virginia Tech, TBA

Maryland at Florida State, TBA

North Carolina at Boston College, TBA

Virginia at Clemson, TBA


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Thursday, Nov. 12

Rutgers 31, No. 24 South Florida 0

Friday, Nov. 13

No. 5 Cincinnati 24, No. 25 West Virginia 21

Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 12 Pittsburgh 27, Notre Dame 22

Louisville 10, Syracuse 9


Saturday, Nov. 21

Connecticut at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Louisville at South Florida, TBA

Rutgers at Syracuse, TBA


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 11 Ohio State 27, No. 10 Iowa 24, OT

No. 18 Penn State 31, Indiana 20

No. 20 Wisconsin 45, Michigan 24

Northwestern 21, Illinois 16

Michigan State 40, Purdue 37

Minnesota 16, South Dakota State 13


Saturday, Nov. 21

Ohio State at Michigan, Noon (ABC)

Wisconsin at Northwestern, Noon

Minnesota at Iowa, Noon

Purdue at Indiana, Noon

Penn State at Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 3 Texas 47, Baylor 14

No. 19 Oklahoma State 24, Texas Tech 17

Oklahoma 65, Texas A&M 10

Missouri 38, Kansas State 12

Iowa State 17, Colorado 10

Nebraska 31, Kansas 17


Thursday, Nov. 19

Colorado at Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Nov. 21

Kansas at Texas, TBA

Iowa State at Missouri, TBA

Kansas State at Nebraska, TBA

Oklahoma at Texas Tech, TBA

Baylor at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m.


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Saturday, Nov. 14

UCF 37, No. 15 Houston 32

UAB 31, Memphis 21

Southern Methodist 35, UTEP 31

Rice 28, Tulane 20

Southern Mississippi 27, Marshall 20

Sunday, Nov. 15

East Carolina at Tulsa, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)


Saturday, Nov. 21

Memphis at Houston, 12 p.m. (CSS)

Tulane at UCF, 2 p.m.

UAB at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

UTEP at Rice, 3:30 p.m.

Southern Methodist at Marshall, 4:30 p.m.

Tulsa at Southern Mississippi, 7:30 p.m. (CBS College Sports)


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 12 Pittsburgh 27, Notre Dame 22

Army 22, Virginia Military Institute 17

Navy 35, Delaware18


Saturday, Nov. 21

Connecticut at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Army at North Texas, 4 p.m.


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Tuesday, Nov. 10

Ohio 27, Buffalo 24

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Central Michigan 56, Toledo 28

Thursday, Nov. 12

Northern Illinois 26, Ball State 20

Bowling Green 35, Miami (Ohio) 14

Friday, Nov. 13

Temple 56, Akron 17

Saturday, Nov. 14

Western Michigan 35, Eastern Michigan 14


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Central Michigan at Ball State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Friday, Nov. 20

Akron at Bowling Green, 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Eastern Michigan at Toledo, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Kent State at Temple, 1 p.m.

Northern Illinois at Ohio, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Ball State at Western Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 4 Texas Christian 55, No. 16 Utah 28

No. 22 Brigham Young 24, New Mexico 19

Air Force 45, UNLV 17

Wyoming 30, San Diego State 27


Saturday, Nov. 21

Texas Christian at Wyoming, 2 p.m. (The Mountain)

Air Force at Brigham Young, 3:30 p.m. (CBS College Sports)

San Diego State at Utah, 4 p.m. (Versus)

Colorado State at New Mexico, 6 p.m. (The Mountain)


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Saturday, Nov. 14

Stanford 55, No. 9 Southern California 21

No. 13 Oregon 44, Arizona State 21

California 24, No. 17 Arizona 16

No. 23 Oregon State 48, Washington 21

UCLA 43, Washington State 7


Saturday, Nov. 21

Oregon at Arizona, TBA

Oregon State at Washington State, TBA

California at Stanford, TBA

Arizona State at UCLA, TBA


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Saturday, Nov. 14

Florida International 35, North Texas 28

Middle Tennessee State 34, Louisiana-Lafayette 17

Florida Atlantic 35, Arkansas State 18

Louisiana-Monroe 21, Western Kentucky 18

Arkansas 56, Troy 20


Saturday, Nov. 21

Florida International at Florida, 12:30 p.m.

Army at North Texas, 4 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m.

Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee State, TBA

Florida Atlantic at Troy, TBA


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Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 6 Boise State 63, Idaho 25

No. 8 Louisiana State 24, Louisiana Tech 16

Utah State 24, San Jose State 9

Nevada 52, Fresno State 14

Hawaii 24, New Mexico State 6


Friday, Nov. 20

Boise State at Utah State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, Nov. 21

Louisiana Tech at Fresno State, 5 p.m.

Hawaii at San Jose State, 8 p.m.

Nevada at New Mexico State, 8 p.m.


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Saturday, Nov. 14

Hampton 25, Florida A&M 0

Bethune-Cookman 21, Howard 10

Norfolk State 21, Delaware State 16

South Carolina State 37, Morgan State 13


Saturday, Nov. 21

Howard at Delaware State, 1 p.m.

Morgan State at Hampton, 1 p.m.

Winston-Salem at Norfolk State, 1 p.m.

North Carolina A&T at South Carolina State, 1:30 p.m.

Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman at Orlando, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN Classic)


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Saturday, Nov. 14

Jacksonville 36, Butler 7

Marist 14, Davidson 6

San Diego 13, Morehead State 7

Campbell 17, Valparaiso 3

Dayton 23, Drake 6


Saturday, Nov. 21

Drake at Butler, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Campbell, 1 p.m.

Marist at Dayton, 1 p.m.

Morehead State at Valparaiso, 1 p.m.

Southern Utah at San Diego, 9 p.m.


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Saturday, Nov. 14

Pennsylvania 17, Harvard 7

Columbia 30, Cornell 20

Princeton 24, Yale 17

Brown 14, Dartmouth 7, OT


Saturday, Nov. 21

Harvard at Yale, 12 p.m. (Versus)

Princeton at Dartmouth, 12:30 p.m.

Brown at Columbia, 12:30 p.m.

Cornell at Pennsylvania, 1 p.m.



Saturday, Nov. 14

Webber International 35, Savannah State 20

Edward Waters 44, New Orleans 12



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The conference affiliations of teams in the fourth week of the Bowl Championship Series rankings: Big East (4): No. 5 Cincinnati, No. 12 Pittsburgh, No. 24 South Florida, No. 25 West Virginia; Big Ten (4): No. 10 Iowa, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 18 Penn State, No. 20 Wisconsin; Pac-10 (4): No. 9 Southern California, No. 13 Oregon, No. 17 Arizona, No. 23 Oregon State; ACC (3): No. 7 Georgia Tech, No. 14 Miami (Fla.), No. 21 Virginia Tech; Mountain West (3): No. 4 Texas Christian, No. 16 Utah, No. 22 Brigham Young; SEC (3): No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Alabama, No. 8 Louisiana State; Big 12 (2): No. 3 Texas, No. 19 Oklahoma State; C-USA (1): No. 15 Houston; WAC (1): No. 6 Boise State.


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